After multiple injuries forced the Bucs to use every back at their disposal, the team headed into the draft with three promising young runners who make up arguably the deepest unit on the roster.
However, that didn't stop Tampa Bay from adding yet another back to the mix, drafting West Virginia's Charles Sims with the 69th overall pick. The Big 12's Offensive Newcomer of the Year in 2013, Sims gives the Bucs a well-rounded back who has exceptional quickness and vision as a runner, per NFLDraftScout.com (via CBSSports.com), and who is also an outstanding receiver out of the backfield.
Doug Martin struggled to repeat his incredible 2012 rookie season, finding little running room during the first half of last season before a shoulder injury landed him on injured reserve. He'll enter camp as the starter in 2014, while last year's capable replacements, Mike James and Bobby Rainey, fight for playing time with the highly drafted Sims.
Also in the mix will be speedster Jeff Demps, who reportedly impressed during the team's recent minicamp, per Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times (via NFL.com's Marc Sessler), and brings an elite level of explosiveness to the offense.