4 former Rams weapons Liam Coen could target for Buccaneers in free agency

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Van Jefferson, WR

There are two ways to look at Van Jefferson's production in Los Angeles as a potential indication of what he might bring to Tampa Bay.

His best season was in 2022, a year that Coen was at Kentucky, but the takeaway is more centered on how big of a part he played in the offense rather than the influence of his coach. During the two seasons their time did overlap, Jefferson had productive seasons as a depth receiver and saw a nice uptick the year Coen was running the offense.

It's also pretty clear how much Jefferson struggled without Coen or the system he was a part of with the Rams. After getting traded to the Falcons last season, he played in 12 games but racked up just 101 yards and zero touchdowns. Altogether he logged 309 yards and caught fewer than 50 percent of his targets -- down significantly from what he did with Coen.

Jefferson checks a few boxes the Bucs might like, not the least of which is that he'll come cheaper than most depth options on the market. He'll project as a WR3/4 in Tampa Bay and could challenge Trey Palmer for playing time. Most of his value would be playing the David Moore role as a familiar face for Coen as he installs his system, which might be worth the price alone of bringing him in.

Potential Market Value: One-year, $2.1M