Drafted by the last regime in the fifth round a year ago, it was beginning to look like Justin Watson may already be displaced. A new coaching staff came into town, drafted a receiver with a sixth round pick in Scotty Miller, signed Breshad Perriman, and brought in a group of undrafted receivers as well.
Not so fast as Watson is not going down without a fight. While Watson did drop a few passes that he should have been able to reel in, he was also on the receiving end of a score, beating cornerback Vernon Hargreaves. Watson has the size that Arians likes at 6-3 and 215 pounds, and now it is up to him to prove he still belongs in Tampa Bay.
After the trade of DeSean Jackson and with Adam Humphries signing with the Tennessee Titans, the Buccaneers have a could receiver reps to be earned. It is the deepest group on the roster, but only Mike Evans and Chris Godwin are solidified in their roles.
Should Watson keep up the good work this camp, he could potentially beat out Perriman for the third receiver role and earn a spot as a significant contributor once the season starts. He has a long way to go and has to fight off a deep group, but Watson is making plays for the Buccaneers.