Bucs Player Grades - Kellen Winslow Jr.

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-

Dick's Sporting Goods presents "Hell Week":

  • Mike J

    Winslow was very consistent as a target & as a player. He showed up to play very week & didn’t complain.

  • SGM

    At first, I was a little iffy when the Bucs signed him. After all, he wasn’t healthy in Cleveland. But after watching him perform this season, I am happy we have him.

  • Dustin Staggers

    I’m with you SGM. His talent has never really been in question, but his ability to stay healthy certainly has. He showed us the skill set this year, and much to the Bucs delight, he stayed healthy all year.

  • Joey M.

    So glad he’s on our team. The ONLY player consistently putting up the numbers. Go K2!!!!!!!!