The wide receiver room waits for no one on the Buccaneers
Tyler Johnson had some great moments for the Bucs last season. There were several great moments during the playoffs that flashed a ton of talent in the NFL, but Tampa isn’t a typical team.
While Johnson has the skill set to be a starter on most other teams, the Bucs have a bevy of talented receivers to call upon that could leapfrog Johnson.
Unfortunately, this means that the second-year man from Minnesota could move from the WR5 role to WR6 before training camp ends.
With Scotty Miller, Jaelon Darden, and Antonio Brown ahead of Johnson in the race to be the third receiver, Johnson will need to have the best camp of his life if he just wants to keep his minimal role from last season, but he isn’t off to a great start.
With a bit of a weight issue and the emergence of his teammates as more consistent options during the limited practice time so far, it will probably be another year before Johnson is even in contention for a starting role.
The good news is that even the WR6 on the Buccaneers has a chance to play some meaningful reps, but Johnson’s ceiling is much higher than that.