With Peyton Barber and Ronald Jones on the roster, the Buccaneers have their first two running backs on the depth chart. Most teams have a third-down back, one who excels at gaining short-yardage and gaining first downs. Ogunbowale is gunning to become that third-down back. To help the defense, the Buccaneers will need to extend drives and that means getting the yardage on third downs.
Ogunbowale is a very versatile back. Even though he’s only 205lbs, he has the strength to pound defensive lines. On third and short chances Ogunbowale could be a vital weapon for the Buccaneers. Having a vital committee of running backs will also take the pressure off quarterback Jameis Winston.
In the NFL, teams that are successful on third down conversations normally win games. This could assist on solidifying a lethal run game to compliment a very successful passing game.