5 Receivers the Buccaneers Need to Consider Now
DeSean Jackson, Washington Redskins
In seven games this season DeSean Jackson has three games with five catches or more, and another three with three or fewer.
The inconsistency plaguing Washington has certainly effected the speedy 5’ 10” receiver who has just one touchdown in the same span and has eclipsed 90-yards just twice.
A more shocking statistic could be the lack of big plays coming from the 29-year old. Only once this season has he had a catch go for longer than 40-yards, a far cry from the typically explosive Jackson we’re all used to seeing.
Shifting to the Bucs, they’re a team who needs a receiver capable of big plays. Only one player – Mike Evans – has a play for 40-yards or longer this season, although Cameron Brate did get close with a 38-yard gain.
However, if we’re talking about relying on our tight end for big plays, then we’re probably in trouble offensively.
Jackson can’t be happy with the current situation. He went to D.C. to play with RGIII and dominate ESPN’s highlight coverage.
Instead, he’s struggled with injury one year and had a rather mediocre year in his first with the team.
It may be time for Jackson to leave the NFC East, and if the Bucs are willing to give up a 2nd-Round pick for a kicker, why not a 3rd for a speed demon like this one?