Training Camp Preview: Tight Ends

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Tight end could be the Bucs' key position to have success on offense. With a rookie quarterback, having a reliable tight end to extend drives and convert 3rd downs is invaluable.

New Bucs' offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter has had success utilizing tight ends in the past, so expectations should be elevated for the crop of tight ends currently on the Bucs roster.

Here is our prediction on how the Tight Ends might be categorized:

Roster Locks

Austin Seferian-Jenkins - I know some Bucs fans overreacted to the subpar season Seferian-Jenkins had as a rookie, but don't go placing the bust label on him quite yet. Seferian-Jenkins needed a year to adjust to the NFL both physically and mentally. He needs to stay healthy, but I fully expect ASJ to become a favorite target of Jameis Winston.

Safe

Luke Stocker - I recently wrote about Stocker and received a little criticism from some fans who want more out of Stocker. He's not going to magically become a big time threat in the passing game, but what he did become last year was a big time blocker.

On the Bubble

Brandon Myers - I'm not sure I see the Bucs carrying four tight ends, but it is not out of the realm of possibility. If they decide to only keep three, they'll likely choose Myers and Tim Wright as to whom to keep. Myers is a balanced tight end who is a reliable backup and veteran presence to have on your team./p>

Tim Wright - Tim Wright might not be as reliable a blocker as Brandon Myers, but he can be a big time threat in the pass game. The Bucs did get rid of Wright once already, so Myers beating Wright again would not be very surprising.

Likely to Be Cut

Cameron Brate

Evan Rodriguez

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