On paper, the Buccaneers have the deepest group of receivers in the league. Star wideout Mike Evans headlines the group. Breakout candidate Chris Godwin follows him. Veteran deep threat DeSean Jackson should still be able to get over the top of defenses, and the reliable Adam Humphries will also find his way into the mix.
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In his first four seasons, Evans crossed the 1,000-yard milestone and cemented himself as an elite wideout. At only 25, there’s no reason to think he’s slowing down anytime soon.
Godwin will be the reason Tampa Bay’s receivers reach another level. The former Penn State product has garnered plenty of attention this offseason. He showed his ability to complement Evans at the end of 2017, but expectations are even higher now.
If Jackson can live up to his potential, he looks to be a game-breaking type of player. He will likely see a role change as he moves inside rather than strictly trying to get over the top of the defense. Playing a secondary role may suit Jackson better at this point in his career.
The bottom of the depth chart is full of viable options. Humphries is in an odd situation as he is undoubtedly better than the fourth receiver on most teams. Watson and Martino will be available if injuries hit.
In all, the Buccaneers have six players who could contribute if called into action. Tampa Bay has extraordinary depth at wide receiver.