Bucs add running back Jeremy McNichols in latest round of NFL draft

TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) – The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have selected former Boise State running back Jeremy McNichols in the latest round of the NFL draft, according to the franchise’s Facebook page.

He’s the 162nd pick this year.

At his alma mater, McNichols rushed more than 3,000 yards and nearly 1,000 receiving yards in two seasons.

“Jeremy’s a guy that – a three-down guy, he can do a little bit of everything. He’s [had] really good production, scored a lot of touchdowns. Started off his career as a wide receiver. They moved him around a lot. Really good pass blocker. Every running back in college, that’s their Achilles heel. Good pass blocker, good chipper, can catch, just a solid, three-down player,” said Bucs head coach Dirk Koetter.

Lance Zierlein of NFL.com also praised the player in a recent article on the site:

Average sized running back who has boasted eye-popping production over last two seasons. McNichols runs with vision and tempo and has experience in a variety of formations, personnel groupings and schemes. McNichols needs work in pass protection and will likely create yardage with wiggle more than power, but he has the ability to contribute on all three downs and could find early work in a committee before challenging for starter’s reps.

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