The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will likely be looking for a running back in the upcoming 2017 NFL Draft. Starter Doug Martin will miss the first three games of the season to suspension. And after that, there’s not a whole lot to write home about on the team’s depth chart.
Already potentially linked to veteran Adrian Peterson, the Buccaneers hosted troubled former Oklahoma running back Joe Mixon for a pre-draft visit this week (via NFL.com).
Extremely talented on the field, Mixon has fallen from grace big time after a video surfaced late last year of him punching a woman. The incident itself was from 2014, but has led to widespread speculation that Mixon may go undrafted later this month.
Selecting 19th overall in the upcoming draft, there’s a chance Tampa Bay will be in line to pick up one of the three running backs bandied about as first-round picks, Leonard Fournette, Dalvin Cook and Christian McCaffrey. Should that not happen, Mixon could be an option in Round 2.