Over the next three weeks, I’m going to count down what I think will be the top 15 players for the Buccaneers in 2014.
The list is my opinion and, in many cases, I’m projecting what I think players will do. Past performance was considered, but my rankings are based mostly on what I think players will do this season.
We begin our list with No. 15:
Austin Seferian-Jenkins, tight end
What he did in 2013: In his final season at the University of Washington, Seferian-Jenkins caught 41 passes for 538 yards and six touchdowns.
Why he’s No. 15 in 2014: Although the Bucs already had some depth at tight end, they used a second-round pick on Seferian-Jenkins. That means the team has big plans for the rookie. He’ll have to earn playing time ahead of Brandon Myers, Luke Stocker and Timothy Wright. But Seferian-Jenkins has the potential to be Tampa Bay’s most complete tight end. We don’t know exactly what coordinator Jeff Tedford’s offense is going to look like, but it’s safe to say the tight ends will play a big role and Seferian-Jenkins should get plenty of playing time.