Inside The Bucs Draft; Big Year Ahead For Tryon-Shoyinka

SR’s Fab 5 is a group of reporting and evaluation on the Bucs from yours actually, Pewter Report’s Scott Reynolds. Listed below are 4 issues that caught my consideration this week, plus some random tidbits in my Buc Photographs part on the finish. Get pleasure from!

FAB 1. Analyzing The Bucs’ 2022 Draft Picks

I don’t grade draft picks that haven’t performed a down within the NFL but as a result of I believe it’s a nugatory train. However I did suppose Tampa Bay had a very stable draft this 12 months.

The Bucs began out with six picks and wound up with eight gamers. The crew addressed a bunch of wants alongside the best way. Defensive sort out Logan Corridor, left guard Luke Goedeke and punter Jake Camarda ought to be starters as rookies, whereas operating again Rachaad White and tight ends Cade Otton and Ko Kieft ought to be contributors on offense of their first 12 months.

Listed below are my ideas and evaluation on Tampa Bay’s draft haul this 12 months.

ROUND 2 – Houston DT Logan Corridor

Houston DL Logan Corridor – Picture by: USA At present

By the point draft week got here round, I knew the Bucs have been both going to draft Corridor or Georgia security Lewis Cine. Each have been Bucs’ Greatest Bets and we had Corridor going to the Bucs in our ultimate mock draft. The Vikings wound up taking Cine with the final choose of the primary spherical. Tampa Bay traded out of the primary spherical, doing a take care of Jacksonville to maneuver to the highest of the second spherical, the place the crew chosen Corridor. We’ll by no means know if Cine had been there, would the Bucs have nonetheless drafted Corridor? I believe so as a result of defensive sort out is a higher want and a extra premium place.

I’m undecided if Corridor will ever be a Professional Bowler, however I believe he’ll be a very good, stable defensive sort out finally. Corridor ought to be able to registering 6-10 sacks per season if he provides dimension and develops as anticipated. He’ll begin this 12 months, however don’t count on an incredible rookie season from him. Rookie defensive tackles typically battle and take 1-3 years to essentially develop. Even Warren Sapp solely had three sacks as a rookie in 1995.

ROUND 2 – Central Michigan OL Luke Goedeke

I belief Licht implicitly in the case of offensive linemen. His observe document speaks for itself. Licht has drafted the likes of tackles Donovan Smith and Tristan Wirfs, in addition to guards, resembling Ali Marpet and Alex Cappa. He even took an opportunity on Ryan Jensen after he performed one 12 months at heart in Baltimore, making him the highest-paid heart within the NFL in 2018.

If Licht likes Goedeke and thinks he can seamlessly transition from proper sort out to left guard and begin as a rookie, who am I to argue towards it? After digging into the child’s tape and listening to his interview, I actually like Goedeke. He’s undoubtedly a Bucs offensive lineman. And don’t rule out him beginning at proper sort out at some point if Wirfs strikes to left sort out and finally replaces Smith. That’s not a far-fetched state of affairs.

ROUND 3 – Arizona State RB Rachaad White

Bucs RB Rachaad White

Bucs RB Rachaad White – Picture courtesy of Arizona State

I really like this choose – not simply because we had White in two Pewter Report mock drafts, together with our ultimate one. It’s as a result of the Arizona State star is a whole operating again that may run and catch the ball. I really like an excellent operating again, and White is a good match for Tampa Bay’s offense. He had 1,000 yards on the bottom final 12 months with 15 touchdowns whereas averaging 5.5 yards per carry. White additionally caught 43 passes for 456 yards (10.6 avg.) and one TD for the Solar Devils in 2021.

I believe he’ll wind up successful the No. 2 operating again position away from Ke’Shawn Vaughn due to his prowess within the passing sport. I nonetheless don’t belief Vaughn as a receiver. As soon as he earns the belief of the teaching employees and Tom Brady, I think White will beat out Giovani Bernard for the backup third-down again duties as properly. I wouldn’t be stunned if White finally ends up being a three-down again able to stepping in for Leonard Fournette each time he wants a break.

ROUND 4 – Washington TE Cade Otton

The Bucs had a necessity in the beginning of the fourth spherical, however took the very best participant accessible on their board in Otton, who occurs to fill that want. That is the important thing to good drafting. Otton could or could not have the expertise to develop into a real No. 1 tight finish. However at worst, he’ll be a stable, versatile No. 2 tight finish.

The three tight ends the Bucs have been actually concentrating on on this draft have been Colorado State’s Trey McBride, Virginia’s Jelani Woods and Otton. That’s why we had Otton as a Pewter Report Day 3 Bucs’ Greatest Wager at tight finish. In the long run, he’ll be a barely larger, barely extra athletic model of Cameron Brate. And that’s not a foul factor. I think he’ll be a barely higher blocker too, as soon as he provides about 10 kilos of muscle over the following 12 months.

ROUND 4 – Georgia P Jake Camarda

Georgia P Jake Camarda

Georgia P Jake Camarda – Picture courtesy of Georgia

Licht has now drafted two kickers and a punter in his Tampa Bay tenure. All that’s subsequent is Licht drafting an extended snapper subsequent 12 months, proper? No one aside from particular groups coordinator Keith Armstrong and Camarda’s household was comfortable about this choose. As a result of no one likes to see a crew draft a punter. I get it.

However Camarda was one in every of solely two punters the Bucs favored. And his arrival means they’ll save over $2 million in wage cap cash by slicing Bradley Pinion. Camarda can punt, deal with kickoffs and maintain for placements. Licht simply drafted a starter within the fourth spherical. Consider it that approach if it makes you are feeling higher. Plus, Armstrong stated Camarda is an athlete that may additionally run (4.56) and throw the ball. Are you able to say pretend punts and faux subject objectives?

ROUND 5 – Sam Houston State CB Zyon McCollum

I really like this choose and I really like this participant. Credit score Licht for dipping into subsequent 12 months’s draft to get a developmental cornerback with all of the traits the Bucs need. He’s 6-foot-2 with nice size and supreme athleticism. Not solely did he run a 4.33 within the 40-yard sprint, McCollum crushed all of the agility drills on the NFL Scouting Mix.

McCollum will begin off as a gunner on particular groups, the place his pace and tackling capacity will assist. He broke up 54 passes and picked off 13 in his 5 years at Sam Houston State. What’s most spectacular is that he had 4 seasons with three interceptions. McCollum was a constant playmaker on the FCS degree. It would take him some time to transition to the NFL, although.

ROUND 6 – Minnesota TE Ko Kieft

Minnesota TE Ko Kieft

Minnesota TE Ko Kieft – Picture by: USA At present

This man blocks, and blocks, and blocks some extra. For those who throw him the ball, he’ll catch it, after all. However he solely had 12 catches for 166 yards (13.8 avg.) and two touchdowns for the Golden Gophers. Kieft simply doesn’t care concerning the different 20 gamers on the sphere in any respect. All he cares about is obstructing the snot out of the man he’s assigned to dam. It’s like the opposite 20 guys on the sphere don’t exist.

Kieft will make the crew as a core particular groups participant. And he’ll see the sphere as a blocking tight finish on offense as a rookie. Kieft will probably be a think about Tampa Bay’s quick yardage and purpose line performs. Oh, if solely the legendary Mark Cook dinner was alive to cowl Kieft. These gingers would develop into quick associates. Kieft would’ve been Cook dinner’s new Alan Cross.

ROUND 7 – LSU OLB Andre Anthony

Seventh-round picks aren’t anticipated to make NFL groups. I don’t count on Anthony to, both. He’s a greater athlete than he’s a soccer participant. The 6-foot-4, 251-pound Anthony suffered a season-ending knee damage after three video games this previous 12 months, however was wholesome sufficient to run a 4.63 at his professional day. However the LSU product solely had 10.5 profession sacks and simply isn’t an instinctive soccer participant.

Anthony was a sixth-year senior final season with the Tigers. He turns 26 in November. To place that in perspective, his former LSU teammate Devin White simply turned 24 in February and is coming into his fourth season within the NFL. Anthony will compete with Cam Gill and Elijah Ponder at outdoors linebacker, however he’s not so good as both participant.

FAB 2. Inside The Bucs’ 2022 Draft

Listed below are some nuggets we’ve realized concerning the gamers that Bucs basic supervisor Jason Licht and head coach Todd Bowles chosen within the 2022 NFL Draft.

It Was At all times Corridor Over Wyatt

As Pewter Report surmised, the Bucs favored Houston defensive sort out Logan Corridor greater than Georgia defensive sort out Devonte Wyatt. Tampa Bay had an opportunity to choose Wyatt at No. 27, however traded again with Jacksonville at No. 33, which was the primary choose within the second spherical. Wyatt was chosen by Inexperienced Bay at No. 28, and the Bucs have been thrilled to land Corridor at No. 33.

Houston DL Logan Hall

Houston DL Logan Corridor – Picture courtesy of College of Houston

There was no approach basic supervisor Jason Licht was going to commerce again once more and threat dropping Corridor. The Bucs’ want at defensive sort out was too nice, and Tampa Bay’s fondness for Corridor was too excessive. Corridor will change Ndamukong Suh because the crew’s beginning three-technique defensive sort out.

Additional proof that the Bucs most popular the 22-year previous Corridor over the 24-year previous Wyatt got here on Tuesday. Tampa Bay co-defensive coordinator and line of defense coach Kacy Rodgers provided that proof when discussing Corridor’s measurables. Corridor is over three inches taller than Wyatt. And he examined higher within the three-cone drill (7.25 vs. 7.45) and within the 20-yard shuttle (4.44 vs. 4.63).

“After we begin measurables and what we might think about 3-4 prototype measurables, he’s 6-foot-6, 285-290 [pounds with a] sub-five flat 40 [yard dash],” Rodgers stated. “These are best 3-4 measurables. Actually, if you happen to look throughout the board since we’ve been right here, we’ve been a prototype crew when it comes to top, weight and pace.

“Then you definitely throw in the truth that this man is extraordinarily athletic, and as he progressed in his profession, he actually began speeding the passer fairly [well]. Combine all of that collectively and we thought [he brings] a component that might actually assist us.”

FSU Move Rusher Johnson Was Not An Choice

For those who’re questioning why the Bucs didn’t commerce as much as get Florida State edge rusher Jermaine Johnson, the rationale was largely character pushed. Former Pewter Reporter Charlie Campbell, who has labored for as a draft analyst for over a decade, detailed NFL groups’ hesitancy about choosing Johnson early within the draft.

“I wasn’t a fan of the participant and didn’t see him as a ‘high rusher’ personally,” an NFC director of participant personnel informed Campbell. “I imagine his persona was a priority for lots of people – not essentially off-field concern, however he’s not a favored man within the locker room.”

Campbell additionally reported {that a} completely different NFC director of participant personnel stated Johnson was seen as a high-maintenance man for the coaches to take care of and preserve centered. That coincides with what I heard, as properly. Johnson wasn’t in play for Tampa Bay for the crew’s first choose – even when he fell to No. 33.

Tremendous Seniors

The Bucs drafted 5 gamers from this 12 months’s Senior Bowl. I can’t keep in mind Tampa Bay drafting that many gamers from the highest faculty all-star sport earlier than. Corridor, Central Michigan offensive lineman Luke Goedeke, operating again Rachaad White, punter Jake Camarda and cornerback Zyon McCollum have been all in Cellular in January.

Corridor had an excellent week of observe, however didn’t play within the sport. But, the others did. White was the second-leading rusher with 11 carries for 52 yards (4.7 avg.) and caught one move for seven yards. Camarda averaged 51 yards per punt on three kicks with an extended of 58 yards.

Bucs Weren’t Prepared To Commerce Up For McBride

Colorado State TE Trey McBride Bucs NFL Draft

Colorado State TE Trey McBride – Picture Credit score: Jeffrey Becker-USA TODAY Sports activities

Tampa Bay favored Colorado State tight finish Trey McBride fairly a bit. The Bucs had a proper interview with him on the NFL Scouting Mix and introduced the John Mackey Award winner in for a Prime 30 go to. Arizona chosen him with the No. 55 total choose within the draft – six spots forward of Tampa Bay at No. 61.

The Bucs simply didn’t wish to half methods with a fourth-rounder, which was the going fee to maneuver up forward of the Cardinals within the second spherical. So with McBride off the board, Tampa Bay traded up 4 spots to No. 57 to pick out Goedeke, surrendering a sixth-round choose to do it.

The Bucs nonetheless received one of many tight ends they have been excessive on within the fourth spherical, and received Goedeke. That’s two premium gamers somewhat than only one had the crew determined to maneuver as much as get McBride.

Bucs Will Give Murphy-Bunting, Dean And Edwards A Likelihood To Begin

Though Tampa Bay was excessive on Cine, the crew didn’t find yourself drafting a security this 12 months. Nor did the Bucs draft a cornerback earlier than choosing McCollum within the fifth spherical. This exhibits that defensive again was not a urgent want for Todd Bowles’ protection proper now. The pondering is that with cornerbacks Sean Murphy-Bunting and Jamel Dean and security Mike Edwards all coming into contact years, the Bucs wish to give all of them an opportunity to start out and carry out.

Dean turned a starter outdoors final 12 months, beating out Murphy-Bunting, who’s the beginning slot nook in nickel protection. Safeties coach Nick Rapone stated that Edwards will get the primary crack at changing Jordan Whitehead at sturdy security.

Bucs S Mike Edwards

Bucs S Mike Edwards – Picture by: Cliff Welch/PR

The Bucs signed veteran defensive again Logan Ryan and veteran sturdy security Keanu Neal this offseason. Ryan will present depth at free security and a security internet at nickel cornerback in case Murphy-Bunting falters. Neal can step in at sturdy security if Edwards can’t deal with a full-time position.

Tampa Bay invested a second-round choose in Murphy-Bunting and a pair of third-rounders in Dean and Edwards. To not point out, there was time spent to develop these gamers over the past three years. All three defensive backs contributed to the Bucs successful Tremendous Bowl LV two seasons in the past.

Earlier than punting on these gamers and letting them go in free company in 2023, the crew desires to present every one a professional shot to earn a contract extension. That appears extra cheap than simply giving up on them prematurely and drafting extra DBs on Day 2. In addition to, Bowles has proven he’s not afraid to start out rookies on protection. If Tampa Bay must spend a first-round choose or a Day 2 choose on a gifted cornerback or security, that rookie may begin in 2023.

FAB 3. Tryon-Shoyinka Primed For A Huge Yr

Now that we’ve mentioned this 12 months’s Bucs draft class, let’s flip our consideration to final 12 months’s first-round choose. Exterior linebacker Joe Tryon-Shoyinka is stepping up right into a beginning position now that the crew has moved on from Jason Pierre-Paul. The athletic, 6-foot-5, 262-pound edge rusher had 4 sacks final season and 29 tackles.

New outdoors linebackers coach Bob Sanders sees loads of potential in JTS and is spending this offseason serving to him understand it. A giant a part of making Tryon-Shoyinka a greater participant in his first full season as a starter is to alter his mentality in the case of speeding the passer.

However the first precedence was to hit the movie room and present Tryon-Shoyinka the place he succeeded and the place he failed on tape.

Bucs OLB Joe Tryon-Shoyinka and Saints QB Taysom Hill

Bucs OLB Joe Tryon-Shoyinka and Saints QB Taysom Hill – Picture by: Cliff Welch/PR

“He simply skilled loads of it, and truly studying a few of the issues that work,” Sanders stated. “I attempted to place collectively some issues of like-bodied gamers that he can see which were profitable within the league – the basics that work. I don’t suppose you may coach him the identical approach you do [Anthony] Nelson, or the identical approach you do Shaq [Barrett]. Everyone is completely different. The basics are the identical, however everyone is completely different.

“I believe with Joe, loads of it’s mindset, too. Simply angles and understanding what his benefits are. And hopefully be capable to take a look at an offensive lineman and see what their weaknesses are. So, that’s what I’ve tried to work within the offseason with Joe – primarily some psychological issues. As a result of he has large expertise – he’s a tremendously gifted particular person. So, [we’re] making an attempt to take these issues and make him a greater participant.”

Professional Soccer Focus wasn’t type to Tryon-Shoyinka throughout his rookie season. PFF gave him a 51.9 total grade, together with a 58.8 move rush grade. A run protection grade of 48.5 is what dinged JTS’ total grade.

However the Bucs coaches didn’t share that opinion.

“I used to be impressed with him,” stated Bucs co-defensive coordinator Larry Foote, who coached outdoors linebackers final 12 months. “I’m at all times nervous that first-year rookie – that’s actually the primary time in most likely 5 years, most likely since again in highschool, that you’ve got that a lot freedom. However he stayed right here in Tampa and I used to be stunned and comfortable about that. I didn’t need him going dwelling. You already know what can occur with that. He stayed right here with Anthony and he seems good. We’re anticipating large issues from him.”

Foote has changed Mike Caldwell because the crew’s inside linebackers coach, and Sanders, who was on Bruce Arians’ employees in Arizona, returns to educate outdoors linebackers this 12 months. The 68-year previous Sanders has a wealth of expertise to attract from, and he’s a elementary technician teacher. Sanders has Tryon-Shoyinka watching movie of a few of the sport’s greatest move rushers from the previous and current day.

“Pace guys like Von and Chandler Jones – lengthy, lanky-type guys that I’ve been concerned with,” Sanders stated. “Then just a few mentality-wise guys. Some guys that simply hunt on each move rush. They will not be like-bodied, however simply have that mentality.”

Bucs OLB Joe Tryon

Bucs OLB Joe Tryon – Picture by: Cliff Welch/PR

Resulting from Pierre-Paul’s shoulder damage final 12 months, Tryon-Shoyinka was pressured to play inside in nickel move rush conditions. Whereas it might have stunted his development considerably as an edge rusher, simply seeing the sphere in any capability helped speed up his studying curve within the NFL.

“The extra you do, the extra priceless you’re,” Sanders stated. “The extra gifted you’re, the extra stuff you must do. He’s a really gifted athlete. The issues that they had him do have been warranted due to what he did and what he may do. I don’t suppose they requested him to do something that he was not able to doing or was an excessive amount of for him.

“It was only a matter of him getting that have and seeing the issues over, over and over. After which simply approaching issues with a mentality that ‘I’m going to make the play. I’m not ready anyone else. I’m making the play.’ He’s a gifted sufficient man to do this. He’s extraordinarily fast. We’ve been working and speaking about his pad degree. Taking part in at an excellent pad degree goes to supply extra leverage. He’s a lankier man, however he’s lengthy. So, he wants that leverage. Despite the fact that you’re lengthy, you want that leverage.”

Studying higher fundamentals and methods, taking higher angles and taking part in with higher leverage will assist Tryon-Shoyinka get dwelling on a few of the many sacks he missed final 12 months. However Sanders believes that having an “assault” and “hunt” mentality can even assist the 2021 first-round choose have a breakout season this 12 months.

“Simply having that realization that each name that Todd [Bowles] makes is designed for him,” Sanders stated. “I’m making an attempt to get that mentality to the place it doesn’t matter what the decision is, ‘I’ve a job to do and if I execute my job accurately I’ll have an opportunity to make the play.’ That’s how we’re making an attempt to method each single name – to get that mindset that it’s not over till the whistle blows and to play each down as quick and as laborious as we are able to. Not that he didn’t [in 2021], however that’s simply what we’re emphasizing.

“The expectation for him is to take that subsequent step and I believe he’ll. I actually do.”

FAB 4. D-Line Trying For Methods To Get To QBs Extra Typically In 2022

The Bucs completed the 2021 season with 47 sacks, led by Professional Bowl outdoors linebacker Shaq Barrett, who had 10. 5 groups had extra sacks than Tampa Bay final 12 months, with Pittsburgh’s 51 main the best way. The Los Angeles Rams had 50, which was essentially the most within the NFC.

The Bucs fell wanting their purpose of reaching a minimum of 50 sacks, nevertheless it definitely wasn’t for a scarcity of making an attempt. Tampa Bay blitzed on a league-high 40.8% of its snaps, and had a strain fee of 28.6%.

Bucs OLB Joe Tryon-Shoyinka and Giants QB Daniel Jones

Bucs OLB Joe Tryon-Shoyinka and Giants QB Daniel Jones – Picture by: USA At present

The Bucs had 48 sacks in 2020 and 47 QB captures in 2019, which was Todd Bowles’ first because the crew’s defensive coordinator. The rationale why the crew fell wanting bettering within the sack division is easy. Poor fundamentals and tackling method induced a number of missed sack alternatives from an skilled participant like Barrett all the best way all the way down to a rookie like Joe Tryon-Shoyinka. Each edge rushers missed a handful of sacks final 12 months.

That’s one thing that new outdoors linebackers coach Bob Sanders, who’s a move rush specialist, is engaged on this 12 months.

“It comes all the way down to fundamentals, and actually, I simply put collectively a tape of the missed sacks the Tampa Bay Bucs had – not simply Joe,” Sanders stated. “Joe was on a few them. I believe it’s the belief of, ‘Hey, if I get my fundamentals down, if I perceive the place the quarterback goes to go if this stuff occur.’

“I don’t keep in mind the precise quantity [of missed sacks] on the tape, but when it was shut I went forward and put it on there as a result of they might see how shut we have been. A few of them, the ball got here out, however we have been shut. What I at all times attempt to inform the fellows is that I’m looking for you that 1/1,000th of a second. That’s what I’m looking for you. Whether or not it’s your stance or your begin, your footwork or no matter it might be. I’m simply looking for you no matter time-frame is to get you dwelling. Can we come tighter? Is our angle tighter? Can we flip our hips? Can we come decrease?”

Bucs defensive sort out Ndamukong Suh was 1/a thousandth of a second too late in attending to Matthew Stafford on his 44-yard strike to Cooper Kupp that arrange the Rams’ game-winning subject purpose within the playoffs. It’s seemingly that Suh didn’t do something technically fallacious on the play, as he was the closest to Stafford earlier than he heaved the ball downfield.

However at age 35, Suh simply can’t run like he used to anymore. That’s why Tampa Bay drafted a youthful, quicker, extra athletic defensive sort out in Logan Corridor with its first choose this 12 months.

That play apart, Sanders can be displaying the defensive linemen how to stick with the frenzy even when their preliminary strikes don’t work.

“The truth is, right this moment our emphasis was when the move rush doesn’t work,” Sanders stated. “I confirmed them sacks. How staying busy and staying bodily and coming after the quarterback – as a result of each move rush isn’t going to work. A man will get 20 sacks, however he could rush the passer 600 occasions. You’ve received preserve doing the identical issues again and again. You’ll be able to’t get bored with doing the best issues. You need to proceed to come back after the quarterback on a regular basis.”

Having a greater understanding of what’s coming will support the Bucs’ move rush, too. Co-defensive coordinator Larry Foote is instructing the protection to do a greater job with pre-snap reads so his defenders can react faster as soon as the ball is snapped.

Bucs DT Ndamukong Suh and OLB Jason Pierre-Paul

Bucs DT Ndamukong Suh and OLB Jason Pierre-Paul – Picture by: Cliff Welch/PR

“What I train them guys is formation,” Foote stated. “A few of them [offensive] linemen will inform you a narrative. I do know a few of you guys know Mike Singletary – them eyes are large as a result of he’s looking for a key. Usually these guys will inform us if it’s run or move. And there may be such college-style RPO and play-action, so now we have to have the ability to react to the run or the move.”

And when the move rush doesn’t get the quarterback on the bottom and even end in a real strain, there are different issues the defensive linemen can do to have an effect on the quarterback. A giant one is breaking apart extra passes on the line of scrimmage.

Led by Barrett and Jason Pierre-Paul, who every had 4, Tampa Bay’s defensive lineman and outdoors linebackers had a mixed 16 passes damaged up in 2021. Tryon-Shoyinka and Vita Vea every had three final 12 months, and one in every of Vea’s swats resulted in an interception by Barrett towards the Falcons.

The Bucs have loads of dimension up entrance to disrupt the passing lanes for opposing quarterbacks. Vea is 6-foot-4 and Tryon-Shoyinka is 6-foot-5. Corridor and Will Gholston are each 6-foot-6, whereas outdoors linebacker Anthony Nelson is 6-foot-7.

“[We’ve got] actually good size and we’ll actually make extra of a pitch this 12 months of getting their fingers up and making an attempt to get extra batted balls,” co-defensive coordinator and line of defense coach Kacy Rodgers stated. “As a result of if you happen to look, now we have 6-6 right here, 6-5 there, 6-4 right here, 6-6 there. We like them large and lengthy.”

FAB 5. SR’s Buc Photographs

Utah State WR Deven Thompkins

Utah State WR Deven Thompkins – Picture by: USA At present

• BUCS SIGN 2 COLLEGE RECEIVERS WITH MEGA PRODUCTION: Whereas Tampa Bay didn’t draft a receiver this 12 months, the crew did add a number of after the draft. Not solely did the Bucs signal the main receiver in faculty soccer final 12 months after the draft, additionally they signed the second-leading receiver. Western Kentucky’s Jerreth Sterns had 150 catches for 1,902 yards (12.7 avg.) and 17 touchdowns. Utah State’s Deven Thompkins had 102 receptions for 1,704 yards (16.7 avg.) and 10 TDs.

Each are small, undersized receivers. Sterns is 5-foot-7, 178 kilos, whereas Thompkins is just below 5-foot-7 and weighs 167 kilos. Sterns ran a 4.58 and Thompkins ran a 4.42 within the 40-yard sprint. Each will compete with Jaelon Darden, Scotty Miller, Tyler Johnson, Breshad Perriman, Cyril Grayson, Jr. and others for a roster spot.

• BRADY, BUCS RECALL HIS EPIC FIRST DOWN RUN VS. GIANTS: This quick video of Tom Brady’s 11-yard run vs. the New York Giants on Monday Evening Soccer is pretty much as good because it will get, of us.

• WHAT ARE THE SAINTS DOING, PEOPLE?! All I do know is that Chris Olave higher pan out and develop into a Professional Bowl-caliber extensive receiver.

• BORN TO BE A BUCCANEER: In case you didn’t know this about new Bucs DT Logan Corridor, now you do.


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Brady then trolled the Web moments later with this quote tweet.

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