TAMPA, Fla. -- As we wait for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to hire a general manager and finish filling out their coaching staff, let’s begin a series of position-by-position overviews.
Let’s start with the wide receivers.
Looking back: Vincent Jackson had a solid season despite drawing lots of double coverage. Although Jackson had a few too many drops, he was the only consistent threat in the passing game. No. 2 receiver Mike Williams missed more than half the season with an injury and that really limited the passing game. The Bucs had hoped Kevin Ogletree would be the No. 3 receiver, but he didn’t work out. Tiquan Underwood ended up taking Williams’ place in the starting lineup and was pretty ordinary. The Bucs got very little from the rest of their wide receivers.
Looking ahead: The return of Williams will be a big boost because it gives the Bucs two solid starting receivers. Underwood might be better suited as a No. 3 or No. 4 receiver. But the Bucs clearly need to add some depth at this position.