Buccaneers rookie TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins is 'behind a lot'


Buccaneers rookie TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins is 'behind a lot'

It should come as no surprise that a rookie who missed every spring workout and practice is lagging behind the rest of his teammates in training camp. That's the position in which Buccaneers tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins finds himself. The second-rounder couldn't take part in OTAs and minicamp due to an NFL rule that prohibits rookies for joining their team until their college classes let out for the summer. Now he's in camp, fully recovered from February foot surgery, and "behind a lot," according to head coach Lovie Smith.
"He's an intelligent man, so he'll be able to [catch up]," Smith said of Seferian-Jenkins. "As much as anything, we wanted to get him healthy and he is that.''

Fantasy Analysis:

This season might turn into a red-shirt year of sorts for AS-J. The Buccaneers have Tim Wright and Brandon Myers @Bmyers83 around to handle the position while he soaks up the playbook and what is expected of him. Seferian-Jenkins is a huge dynasty prospect, literally. He is 6-foot-5, 260 pounds and ran a sub-4.60 40 time at a pre-draft workout. He is the future for the Bucs at tight end. But for those in re-draft leagues, know that he'll be brought along slowly.

Roy Cummings via Tampa Tribune

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