Buccaneers receivers in the conversation for best in NFL

TAMPA, FL - OCTOBER 30: Wide receiver Mike Evans
TAMPA, FL - OCTOBER 30: Wide receiver Mike Evans /

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers spent a lot of off-season resources to upgrade the receiving corps – so are they the best in the NFL?

Recently on ESPN the debate began as to who the best receiving corps in the NFL belonged to. The quick answer was the New York Giants with Odell Beckham Jr., Sterling Shepard, and Brandon Marshall. When asked about what team could rival them, both Jeff Darlington and Dan Graziano had the same team come to mind first – the Buccaneers.

It’s no wonder why. With the addition of DeSean Jackson, the emergence of Adam Humphries, and the hype around rookie Chris Godwin, the Bucs are in a great spot – which is a complete 180 from last season’s issues.

The issue, at least for Darlington, came down to the number three receiver. There aren’t a whole lot of people that would take Humphries over Marshall (or Shepard depending on how the Giants decide to shift their receivers) and Godwin is an unknown. That being said, the Bucs have an edge at the tight end position with Cameron Brate and rookie O.J. Howard.

But using the tight end in the conversation is kind of like cheating, isn’t it?

When it comes to the top duo, it’s not a stretch by any means to take the Bucs over the Giants. Beckham and Evans are arguably on the same level, leaving it a debate between Jackson and Shepard/Marshall.

My money is on Jackson – as is the Bucs’

The debate will rage on as the off-season continues to drag on, seeming like an eternity. However, we are merely less than five weeks away from the Buccaneers’ first preseason game in Cincinnati and the beginning of what is sure to be an exciting season for Bucs fans.

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You can see the exchange debating the receivers below