The Tampa Bay Buccaneers entered draft weekend with a wildly talented defense, and an offense in need of playmakers. They are fixing that problem with aggression.
Tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins is headed to Tampa as the No. 38 pick of the draft. The versatile threat will join first-round pick Mike Evans to form a fun offensive nucleus alongside Vincent Jackson and Doug Martin.
Seferian-Jenkins was one of our favorite players in the pre-draft process. Unlike Eric Ebron, Seferian-Jenkins is an excellent blocker. He also has good hands and makes a big target in the red zone. (Tampa was dead last in red zone efficiency last year.) He's the most similar tight end to Rob Gronkowski in the draft, and we didn't understand why Ebron was valued so much ahead of him.
The Buccaneers have lacked a quality tight end for the last few years. That shouldn't be a problem anymore.