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Buccaneers add Austin Seferian-Jenkins to growing receiving corps

Austin Seferian-Jenkins AP

Quarterback Josh McCown had a good time throwing the ball to the big receivers in Chicago last year and it appears the Bucs are doing everything they can to give him the same kind of group in Tampa.

They used their first-round pick to add the 6-5 Mike Evans to the 6-5 Vincent Jackson at wide receiver and they used the 38th pick to select Washington tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins. Seferian-Jenkins has anĀ inch on the two receivers, which makes for quite an imposing trio when it comes to going up and getting balls come next season.

Seferian-Jenkins didn’t work out at the combine because of a broken foot, but he has since worked out for teams and shown the same kind of athleticism that he displayed with the Huskies. The Bucs signed Brandon Myers as a free agent to go with the returning Tim Wright at tight end, but Seferian-Jenkins should find playing time in the red zone at the very least early in his career with Tampa.

The Bucs had the second-worst passing offense in the league in 2013. Based on their first two picks, they seem bent on changing that.

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10 Responses to “Buccaneers add Austin Seferian-Jenkins to growing receiving corps”
  1. qdog112 says: May 9, 2014 7:47 PM

    The Bucs just got the best TE in the draft.

  2. gobuxfla says: May 9, 2014 8:01 PM

    Go big.
    Go deep.

    Block hard.

    We now have 3 tough bastards to block for the run.

    We now have 3 tall targets to piss off the NFC South midgets in the DB.

    Bite our azzzes ATL, CAR and NO. We learned our lesson from the Graham experience….

  3. mitybuc says: May 9, 2014 8:18 PM

    “The Bucs just got the best TE in the draft.”

    ………………

    Hands down.

    Gotta admit, was looking at line help with this pick but…Wow.

    Things are now gonna get real interesting on offense.

    Starting week 1.

    Now…from 3 round on we go line depth!

  4. seattlesuperchronic says: May 9, 2014 8:18 PM

    That is a huge receiving group! I like it.

  5. yesser12 says: May 9, 2014 8:20 PM

    McCown knows how to throw to the big guys, this will be fun.

  6. uglyglazers says: May 9, 2014 8:58 PM

    This guy is bad news. Was arrested a few times and got a DUI. Did a year in prison for that. Also go into it with coaches. He will fit right in Tampa! Welcome!

  7. irishdodger says: May 9, 2014 10:09 PM

    Troy Niklas is a better value. He’s only played TE for two seasons and doesn’t have a drug problem

  8. pslbucfan says: May 9, 2014 10:50 PM

    This guy is bad news. Was arrested a few times and got a DUI. Did a year in prison for that. Also go into it with coaches. He will fit right in Tampa! Welcome!
    ——————————-

    Dude, he sat one day in jail for the DUI. Check your facts.

  9. djshnooks says: May 9, 2014 11:04 PM

    These were my two picks for the Bills.

    They will be beasts, without a doubt.

  10. texasbuc30 says: May 10, 2014 2:47 PM

    I can’t seem to find a reason why they would pick ASJ over Amaro. Amaro nearly put up ASJ’s career numbers this past season. He’s 6’5″ 265 lbs and put up 28 reps at the combine so you can’t tell me that the guy isn’t big or strong enough to block. I’m ready for the Lovie era to end.

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