The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are looking for improvement in the punt return game, and head coach Lovie Smith is hopeful that a returner could emerge from this class of rookies. On the second day of rookie minicamp, Smith talked about sixth-round draft pick Robert Herron getting some work in on punt returns despite not doing very much of it at Wyoming.
“He didn’t do a lot in college, but he has been working on it. He caught the ball better today than he did yesterday. I was a little concerned, to say the least, yesterday. But today was better for the guys. It was windy, but as I told them, there’s going to be a couple windy games that we’ll be playing this year too. [There was] improvement, not only from Robert, but from a couple of the guys. We’ll just keep looking at guys and hopefully someone will step up.”
Learn more about Herron in his post-draft evaluation here.