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Samaje Perine says the Buccaneers have shown the most interest

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Former Oklahoma running back Samaje Perine says the team he’s feeling the most love from in the weeks leading up to the 2017 NFL draft is Tampa Bay.

Perine said on PFT Live that the Buccaneers have shown a lot of interest in him.

“I would have to say Tampa Bay just because they came down to Norman to work me out and they flew me out to tour their facility to talk with all the coaches. Other than them, it’s been pretty equal,” Perine said.

Perine is viewed as a mid-round pick, and it’s nearly impossible to predict in advance which mid-round pick will land with which team. So this is far from definitive evidence that the Bucs will pick Perine. But file this away for the second day of the draft, if the Bucs are still looking for a running back and Perine is still on the board. Perine and Tampa Bay may be a good fit.

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5 Responses to “Samaje Perine says the Buccaneers have shown the most interest”
  1. waltermercier says: Apr 20, 2017 8:56 AM

    He’s a solid running back, runs with great pad level, patience, can catch passes out of the backfield, he’s more of a one-cut back, he lacks a second gear once he breaks into the second level though. I would prefer taking him in the 3rd rather than using a first on a guy like Cook or McCafferey. But if Mixon is there in the third……. I probably wouldn’t take him, but the talent is tempting.

  2. fmc651 says: Apr 20, 2017 10:36 AM

    The new story about Mixon beating up a girl in H.S. will help his draft chances too.

  3. stillabucsfan says: Apr 20, 2017 2:23 PM

    Would really like d’onta foreman in the second

  4. gobuxfla says: Apr 20, 2017 7:33 PM

    Dude has ZERO fumblers in 685 rushing attempts and 40 pass receptions.

    That’s 725 touches from scrimmage in high level college football with ZERO turnovers.

    My Bucs had best get this guy…that is rare to see in the NCAA.

  5. defscottyb says: May 6, 2017 9:22 PM

    Welcome to the Redskins!

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