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Bucs have good problem- too many good receivers

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Coming off Saturday night’s 30-14 preseason win in Nashville, the Bucs still have some positions and areas that are concerns. However, one group that is obviously talented and deep is wide receiver.

You never want to use the word “loaded” in August, but it appears Buccaneers are. And while it’s good, it also means that in the NFL world, you simply cannot keep them all.

First, Tampa Bay has one of the premier tandems in pro football in Mike Evans and DeSean Jackson, which will obviously give defensive coordinators fits by themselves.

An example was in the second quarter Saturday night, where QB Jameis Winston was able to connect with Jackson on the deep ball for 54 yards:

So, those Bucs have those two veteran proven weapons and the compliment them with two others that will be able to make key contributions. Second year wideout Chris Godwin, who came on strong at the end of his rookie 2017 season, has already created a buzz with what he can improve on for this season.

Godwin caught a touchdown from Winston later on that same second quarter drive against the Titans.

And coach Dirk Koetter has another proven weapon in slot receiver Adam Humphries, who has worked his magic underneath defense, and in the red zone, etc. for the last four years. He has particularly been effective on third downs with Evans, etc., attracting a lot of attention.

Now, you get to Tampa Bay’s youngsters and it’s still promising.

On Saturday night, rookie Justin Watson, a speedy mid round pick from the University of Pennsylvania, made noise against Tennessee. Late in the first half, Winston was looking down field and Watson got opening on the far sideline and take a look:

Watson finished with four catches for 54 yards and the touchdown turning some heads not just in Nashville but had to get some attention in other personnel rooms around the league, too.

The Bucs also have two players in veteran Freddy Martino and kick return specialist Bernard “Speedy” Reedy, who have been on and off their roster over the last 2-3 seasons with regular season experiences.

And then you have a couple of more players in “Bobo” Wilson, who played with Winston at FSU, and another second year receiver in Sergio Bailey, who caught a TD pass in the fourth quarter Saturday night.

If you haven’t been counting, that’s nine, NINE, guys and you simply cannot keep them all.

Now, some are eligible for the Buccaneers practice squad, but the reality is there will be a team or two, who will want a couple of those names, if available, on their active roster.

Tough calls for GM Jason Licht, Koetter and his staff, but again, a good problem to have.

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