The electric rookie that Buccaneers fans need to get to know

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The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have many exciting rookies on their roster, but one of their undrafted free agents could be the most impressive.

When asked about their rookies, most Buccaneers fans will probably talk about the likes of Tristan Wirfs, Antoine Winfield Jr., and Tyler Johnson. Understandably, fans will gravitate towards these three, but a deeper look shows another name could join this group.

Travis Jonsen is not a name that most Bucs fans know yet, but he will be an extremely exciting player to watch during training camp.

Jonsen started as a quarterback at Oregon, but ended his college career as a jack of all trades at Montana State, finishing third on the team in passing yards, third in rushing yards, and second in receiving in 2019.

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The former Bobcat already possesses the most diverse skillset on the Buccaneer roster, and keeping him on the team would give the Bucs some exciting options during the regular season.

While at Montana State, Jonsen mostly flew under the radar, but his skill set could lead to his emergence as the next Taysom Hill. Jonsen has the size, speed, and experience to line up across the offense, and Bruce Arians, Tom Brady, and Byron Leftwich could scheme up a number of unique situations to get the ball in Jonsen’s hands.

The Bucs mostly need the depth at receiver, but the beauty of a player like Jonsen is that a team can fill multiple positions with just one player. Tampa Bay is going to have to be careful with their roster space, especially on the offensive side of the ball, and Jonsen could help alleviate some of that pressure.

With an already stacked receiver room, Jonsen will probably not explode on any stat sheets in 2020, but his versatility makes him a clear choice to take one of the final wide receiver roster spots.

Training camp will be very telling as to what the coaching staff thinks about Jonsen’s role on the team, but fans can rest assured that they will see him in many different places during the preseason.

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