Buccaneers receiving corps named among NFL’s most feared position groups: reaction
By Zain Ahmed
The Buccaneers have put a lot of effort into improving their receiving corps this season and people are starting to take notice.
NFL analyst Bucky Brooks listed the Buccaneers receiving corps as the fifth most feared position group in the NFL.
"“When the Buccaneers paired one of the best young WR1s in the game with one of the most prolific big-play threats in NFL history, they guaranteed defensive coordinators around the league will hear plenty of frustrating cannon fire when they stand on the sidelines of Raymond James Stadium. The combination of Mike Evans and DeSean Jackson is arguably the best 1-2 punch in the league, with each pass catcher capable of flipping the field with a big play against one-on-one coverage. If opponents attempt to double-team the tandem with Cover 2 or an exotic bracket-coverage combination, the Bucs have a pair of playmaking tight ends (Cameron Brate and first-round pick O.J. Howard) with the athleticism and movement skills to terrorize opponents between the hashes and in the red zone.With an underrated “chain mover” like Adam Humphries also available to wear out nickel defenders in the slot, the Buccaneers’ dynamic receiving corps will allow Jameis Winston to ring up dizzying fantasy numbers as the director of one of the NFL’s most explosive offenses.”"
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After having one of the lesser receiving corps outside of Mike Evans last season, the Bucs have completely flipped the script. GM Jason Licht has aggressively attacked this offseason to provide weapons for Jameis Winston. It started in free agency with the signing of speedster DeSean Jackson to blow the top off the defense. However, Licht was not done yet as he added TE O.J. Howard in the first and Chris Godwin in the third rounds of the draft.
The Bucs offense has the potential to be a mismatch for all defenses this season. Mike Evans and DeSean Jackson on the outside along with Howard and Brate attacking the middle will be near impossible for defenses to stop. Not to mention, Godwin or Humphries from the slot, the NFL world is taking notice of the potentially dangerous offense brewing in Tampa. If all goes right, NFL defenses will soon be feeling the wrath of the offense.
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What do you think, Bucs fans? Should the Bucs be ranked higher or is it just right? Sound off in the comments.