“Legit” Cyril Grayson

March 4th, 2022

Cyril Grayson

Another thing Joe learned this week at the NFL Scouting Combine is just how happy the Bucs are with the bottom of their roster.

And it seems leading that charge is receiver Cyril Grayson, not too far ahead of reserve offensive lineman Nick Leverett.

Bucco Bruce Arians referred to Grayson as “legit” this week and then talked him up on SiriusXM NFL Radio. General manager Jason Licht was hyping the bottom of his roster, as well, and Joe remembers well how Licht was glowing about Grayson on the Buccaneers Radio Network at the end of last season.

Joe liked how Grayson was Tom Brady approved — and Tom Brady inspired.

The Bucs also like Grayson’s blocking. And with 10 career catches and two touchdowns last season, both career highs, he’s got more recent experience than the guy probably throwing him the football in 2022.

25 Responses to ““Legit” Cyril Grayson”

  1. Letsbuccinggo Says:

    A lot of fast wide receivers in the draft.

  2. LJS4th Says:

    10 guys at the combine ran sub 4.4 so we have opportunity to get another fast WR maybe kick returner. The TE’s looked good as well we might need to draft two!!! Let’s go Bucs!!!

  3. Oxycodoms Says:

    He and perrimans injuries mightve been the nail in the coffin. Hopefully he doesn’t turn out to be injury prone

  4. Chris@Apple Roof Cleaning Tampa Says:

    Plenty of speed in this draft! The 40 meter dash all time record was set this year!
    WE have a lot of needs this year, so Licht will have to work his magic

  5. Marine Buc Says:

    I hope Greyson can stay healthy. He is a former track and field guy and those types typically have health issues when playing football.

    Regardless the Bucs need to draft a WR at #27. I would actually be fine with the Bucs moving up a few spots in round 1 in order to get a sub 4.4 guy who would fit the WR3 role.

  6. David Says:


    He showed good hands, some blocking, and diversity in route running other than straight line speed.

    I hope they keep him and Perriman along with drafting another receiver.
    Scotty Miller will still be there too but I just don’t buy the hype with him that much. I have not seen him do anything other than go straight. He doesn’t have the quickness and elusiveness to be an effective slot receiver.

  7. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    I don’t think there is any question that Tom Brady had a major influence on Grayson…..he gained extreme confidence and that’s exactly what a young player needs.
    He has the speed….4.3………and it seems he has hands…..I look forward to his continued improvement.

  8. mike Says:

    ab, periman, grayson… we just needed one of those guys and they were all out… Terrible luck! and it cost us a ring


    I still think Scotty Miller could be a above average receiver. I just don’t think the Bucs gave him a really good chance. Also as far as picking a wr #1, its going to depend on who’s available at 27 & what FA’s are signed. Its fun to speculate but its a wait & see game.

  10. Dapostman Says:

    With Perriman, Grayson, Miller and T Johnson on board we have many more pressing needs than who will be the 3rd, 4th and 5th wr’s.

    I would say OL if we lose Jensen or Cappa, DL and corner back are my top 3 needs.

  11. Casual Observer Says:

    Grayson should be a keeper.

  12. Ryan K Says:

    Cyril Grayson pump up articles in March with no Tom Brady. I click on you every day Joe, but it’s just sad I have to take some time off. I can’t do it anymore. Not your fault. Brady ruined me. Like dating a super model with a perfect personality and then she dumps you. We’re back To being irrelevant Bucs fans!! Kyle trask – Cyrill Grayson next year ! Get stoked !

  13. Will Says:

    Don’t care about speed who was the best WR this past season? Go check his 40time. Not great dude runs great routes and has some wiggle in his hips. I love Godwin and Evans but we need a shifty WR to add to our stable of WRs.

  14. Marine Buc Says:

    Perriman, Johnson, Miller, Daeden are not going to scare anyone are below average WRs…

    The Bucs are in a WR3 set more than 65% of the time.

    Therefore – we need a legit WR3.

    This offense sucks with just 2 receivers.

  15. DaBux Says:

    More upside than Tyler Johnson who doesn’t seem to be serious about becoming a better pro.

  16. Craig Says:

    Grayson, even though he was a track guy, seems to have a body that fits football. He should be groomed as a possession receiver, not just a speed guy. Just doing fly routes strains track guys’ hamstrings.

    Each week, last season, Grayson looked more legit, his hands got softer and he learned how to watch a ball into them.

    He makes the need for another WR in the draft minimal. O-line. DBs and a RB.

  17. Brandon Says:

    Craig Says:
    March 4th, 2022 at 10:36 am
    Grayson, even though he was a track guy, seems to have a body that fits football. He should be groomed as a possession receiver, not just a speed guy. Just doing fly routes strains track guys’ hamstrings.

    Poor analysis, bud. Grayson is tiny…. just a hair bigger than Scotty Miller. Possession receivers need to be quite a bit bigger if they want to be successful. If not Godwin sized, at least thick like Welker. As for track guys and their hamstrings… where did you come up with that BS? Track guys literally train by running interval sprints.. like fly routes… over and over again… sometimes 15 or more on a training day. They’re conditioned to run fly routes, track guys typically have difficulty with sharp cuts and stopping… not running in a straight line.

  18. Stanglassman Says:

    Chris@apple roofing.

    Americans run YARDS not METERS. Just joking with ya. But you did have me double checking it.

  19. Defense Rules Says:

    Dapostman … ‘we have many more pressing needs than who will be the 3rd, 4th and 5th wr’s. I would say OL if we lose Jensen or Cappa, DL and corner back are my top 3 needs.’

    For a passing team like the Bucs, WR depth is critical (plus who knows when Godwin will actually return, ASSUMING that we can re-sign him that is). And right now we only have 2 OLinemen (Smith & Wirfs) with any significant amount of starting time, so the NEED there is quite high. Same with our DLine though; we only have Vea with significant starting time (and he’s only been averaging 50-60% of our def snaps). Our LB corps (including OLBs) is a little better off, but we need much better depth there also. And the need to strengthen our Secondary is self-evident.

    But there are a couple other areas that NEED help also. RB position group is one of them. Right now we’ve got Vaughn & Barner. Sorry, but I doubt that strikes fear in the hearts of DCs around the league. And our TE group consists of Brate & McElroy. I was high on Cam Brate UNTIL last season when he barely caught 50% of the balls thrown to him (30 of 57) by The GOAT. His blocking has never been all that great, and I expect more for over $7 mil.

    In any event, with 6 total picks in the draft, and starting at #27, probably the best we’ll manage is 2 starters & 1 key rotational player this year. The other 3 will most likely make the team, but primarily as S/Ts guys, with periodic cleanup duty. When I look at the areas of greatest needs right now, I’d prefer to go with CB, DT & DE/OLB in the Top-3 Rnds (not necessarily in that order). The other 3 picks for TE, OL & whatever after that.

  20. SlyPirate Says:

    Evan, Johnson, Grayson, Miller is a solid WR line up.

    Retain Godwin and it’s elite.

  21. Craig Says:

    Brandon- Grayson is 5’9″, same as Scotty and Wes Welker, he is about 185 lbs. that makes him the same weight as Welker, about 12 lbs. heavier than Miller. Welker was a very good possession receiver at that size.

  22. Jeff Says:

    Oh please. Maybe the bottom’s not pure garbage but it’s bad. We saw it in preseason when the Bucs #2’s got rolled over.

  23. orlbucfan Says:

    Bucs need to go after DL needs first! And if Godwin leaves, according to the word on here there are plenty of good young WRs. Licht can grab a few.

  24. TBD Says:

    Just means you aren’t a fan, Ryan K.

  25. TBD Says:

    And yes the hype on Cyril Grayson is well founded. Look out, next year.