Rachaad White: You can draft Bijan Robinson or whoever, I’m going to win that job

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The Buccaneers drafted Rachaad White last year and he says he’s not sweating the possibility of the team drafting another running back this year.

With Leonard Fournette set to be released on the first day of the new league year, Tampa is viewed by some as a team that will be in the market for a running back in the draft. The potential additions include former Texas running back Bijan Robinson, who is expected to be the first running back off the board.

Chatter about Robinson has made its way to White and the 2021 third-rounder said that he’s ready to beat out any other back for the job.

“I don’t have no problem with Bijan,” White said, via PewterReport.com. “The thing is, at the end of the day, what I have learned even though I’m young — [from] my agent and what people in my circle taught me — it’s a business, we all know that. Tampa Bay has to do what’s best for Tampa Bay. My coaches have to do what’s best for my coaches. Everybody has a little selfishness in them — you have to. Me, I’m selfless. You can draft Bijan, you can draft whoever, at the end of the day, I’m going to win that job, that’s just what I’ve always done.”

White ran 129 times for 481 yards and a touchdown last season and the team’s moves in the coming weeks and months will provide a hint about how many chances he’ll be getting this season.

6 responses to “Rachaad White: You can draft Bijan Robinson or whoever, I’m going to win that job

  1. There are only a handful of teams in the position to use a 1st on a RB, and Tampa is not one of them. Too many other holes for a luxury pick like that.

  2. I wouldn’t say RB is Tampa Bay top need given they have White and RB’s are a dime a dozen in free agency and later in draft. WR’s are getting old. No real QB. o-line & D-line always could use an upgrade.

  3. I love his confidence but if we draft Robinson(which I don’t think we need in the first round anyway), I don’t think he would beat out Robinson especially if we were to use a first rounder on him. We need OL,DL,CB and especially Qb.

  4. I think drafting RBs in the 1st rd are just about over. Today’s RBs are breaking down before getting to the end of their rookie contracts.

  5. I LIKE The kids enthusiasm and I do have to give it to him for beating out Lenny for the #1 , he said he was going to win the job when he got drafted and everyone scoffed at him then.

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