"Peyton Barber is our starting running back right now," said Buccaneers head coach Dirk Koetter, adding that his confidence level in him is "high." But he also indicated that it could change. They did target a free agent running back and that it's a talented draft class.
In the seven games in which Barber carried the ball at least 10 times, he averaged 14.1 carries for 59 yards (4.20 YPC). In those games, he also added 2.0 catches for 15 yards. The Bucs are likely to draft a running back, but depending on the draft capital that they spend, Barber may have the inside track to start this year.