The Bucs spent a 2nd round pick and a 5th round pick in the 2009 NFL draft in order to bring in Kellen Winslow Jr. After dealing those picks, the Bucs then made Winlow the highest paid TE in the league.
Even for a team who struggled through a miserable season, and didn’t have much success in any area on the field, Winslow shined. He was name the St Pete Times MVP of the team, would have been my MVP of the team, and if you watched any games, he was truly the only real offensive weapon we had all season long.
Even though he set Buccaneers franchise records with Receptions and Yards, I still thought the Bucs didn’t utilize K2 enough. He had 4 games with less then 3 catches. He had 7 games with 5+ catches. He should be a guy in my mind who is targeted on average at least 10 times a game. He seemed to develop a good rapport with “5.” Once Freeman became the starter, Winslow caught no less than 4 catches a game. He had two 7 catch games, and a 6 catch game in “5’s” 9 starts.
Winslow finished the season with 77 catches for 884 yards and 5 TD’s. He averaged 11.5 yards per reception, and a smidge over 55 yards a game. He shows a willingness to block and has great hands. There isn’t much more you can ask from your TE.
Final Grade A-