Every team in the NFL has late round sleepers that turn out to be Pro Bowl players just as every team has high round draft picks that turn into busts. The player named as the most overrated player on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers is in danger of falling into that latter category. According to a list from CBS's Pete Prisco, tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins is the most overrated player on the Bucs.
Entering his third season, ASJ, as he is sometimes called, has been in the press for a couple of reasons. First, earlier this summer he was dismissed from practice by new head coach Dirk Koetter. He also is being pushed for his starting spot by former undrafted free agent Cameron Brate. Now he adds this unwanted title to an already potentially troubling offseason heading into his third NFL season.
Seferian-Jenkins was a second round pick in 2014 out of the University of Washington. In his first two seasons Seferian-Jenkins has played just 16 games as a result of injuries. He has 42 catches, 21 in each season and six career touchdowns. Despite obvious progress made in 2015, he increased his yards per catch average to 16.1, he started just three games of the seven he played compared to nine starts in nine games in his rookie year in 2014.
Prisco sees the primary problem with Seferian-Jenkins at this point is his focus because it's clear that the talent is there if he can put it together and stay on the field.
See the rest of Prisco's list here.null