Cameron Brate, a 4th year tight end, who had a breakout 2016 season with the Buccaneers, was recently named the Bucs Secret Superstar by Pro Football Focus, and for good reason. Brate was a top ten tight end last year, catching 57 passes for 660 yards and also made 8 touchdowns, tying him with Chargers TE Hunter Henry with the most for tight ends making him the 2nd most productive receiving target for the Bucs.
“TE Cameron Brate
2016 snaps: 705
Key stat: Dropped only two passes all season to earn the fifth-best drop rate among TEs (3.4 percent).
PFF wrote: “Brate burst into the scene in 2016, more than doubling his snap count from the year before and dramatically eclipsing his receiving marks as well. He caught eight touchdowns from 78 targets and dropped just two of those targets for a drop rate of 3.4 percent of catchable balls, the fifth-best mark among TEs in the league.”
His improvement over the past few years has been impressive, to say the least! I am excited to see what he brings to the game this season.