NFL Network reporter Daniel Jeremiah attended Tampa Bay's training camp and had this to say about the Buccaneers rookie tight end, "Bucs are pumped about ASJ's play in camp. He's picked things up quickly and made a lot of plays." Austin Seferian-Jenkins is currently in a battle in camp with fellow TEs Tim Wright and Brandon Myers. He sports a massive 6'7/267 pound frame and was drafted in the 2nd round at pick 38. Although the Buccaneer higher-ups might be impressed, coach Lovie Smith still has to be persuaded.
Reports are all over the place with Seferian-Jenkins. Just this past Monday, head coach Lovie Smith said he was 'behind a lot' mostly due to his trying to get in shape while also learning the playbook after late graduation rules prevented him from entering camp on time. Jenkins has great ability but the TE position is muddy in Tampa with last year's breakout Tim Wright and the offseason signing of Brandon Myers. There is no clear front-runner here and the position should be decided by who plays best in preseason games.