Clemson Tigers wide receiver Martavis Bryant is arguably the best pure vertical threat in the 2014 NFL Draft class after racking up big yards per reception numbers in the ACC over the past couple of seasons, and Sammy Watkins’s partner in crime is generating a high amount of pre-draft interest. Per a league source close to the National Football Post’s Aaron Wilson, you can add the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to the long list of teams that have met with Bryant, as they hosted and worked him out recently.
The Buccaneers are looking for some wide receiver help after dealing No. 2 wideout Mike Williams, who was mired in offseason trouble a year after getting a nifty contract extension. He barely played last season due to a season-ending injury, and his off-field issues almost caused him to be outright released. What saved him was a regime change that should have helped him, but even Lovie Smith and Jason Licht decided that they were better off letting him go. The Bucs are expected to prioritize the wide receiver position in the first round, but there are rumblings that they could take a quarterback with the seventh overall pick.
If they are interested in adding a wide receiver in the middle of the draft, then Bryant would be a great choice for them. He and Vincent Jackson would be two big-time deep threats in the Buccaneers offense, though the Bucs would most likely take another wide receiver earlier in this year’s deep class, as Bryant is clearly more of a WR3 than a WR2 due to his lack of polish and high drop rate.
Bryant has visited a total of 22 teams during the pre-draft process so far.