Austin Seferian-Jenkins, TE, Buccaneers
|TE - #27||171.36||TB||Probable||1 year||21||6' 5||262|
2014 Outlook: Bye Week Fill-inLast updated on Jun-30-2014 by Rusty Reeves
The Bucs followed up the selection of Evans in the first round with Seferian-Jenkins in the second. He gives McCown another huge red-zone target and should beat out Brandon Myers and Tim Wright for the starting job. He's very athletic, having also played for the Washington Huskies basketball team. He possesses good hands and can beat up on smaller defenders. Rookie TEs don't typically make a big fantasy splash since the most important thing they have to learn is how to block and protect their QB. When he's on the field, he'll be an obvious threat. How well he learns to block and pass-protect will dictate that amount of time. He missed OTAs and minicamp due to Washington's late graduation, so he's a little behind the others already. His talent should ultimately win out and make him the starter sooner rather than later.
Editor's note: College fantasy football enthusiasts should already be very familiar with ASJ. He was highly-touted as the top fantasy TE in college football last year, although that never came to be. The University of Washington opted to use a more running back-friendly approach, as evidenced by the incredible season by RB Bishop Sankey. This meant ASJ was far more often used as a blocker and a decoy. What he can do immediately though is contribute around the red zone. Despite all his talent, do not draft this rookie expecting him to crack the Top 10, not for at least another year. It takes these guys time, more so than other positions.
FFToolbox NFL News & Rumors7/31 - Buccaneers rookie TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins is impressing team
7/28 - Buccaneers rookie TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins is 'behind a lot'
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