A Closer Look at the Buccaneers WR Depth Chart

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Wide receivers DeSean Jackson and Adam Humphries left the Buccaneers this offseason, one via trade, the other as a free agent. This created a large hole in the Buccaneers’ depth chart. A large hole that some feel can be filled with the current members on the roster. So let’s take a look and see if that’s the case.

TAMPA, FL – AUGUST 07: DeSean Jackson (1) and Adam Humphries (10) watche the workout from the sidelines during the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Training Camp on August, 07, 2017 at One Buccaneer Place in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Cliff Welch/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

It’s safe to say Mike Evans and Chris Godwin are at the top of the WR depth chart, but who’s next?

Breshad Perriman:
Breshad signed a 1-year, 4 million dollar deal on March 12. In 3 seasons Perriman has collected 916 yards and 5 TD’s. He has good size and athleticism but has had issues with drops early in his career. Breshad’s speed and size are great needs for the Buccaneers’ receiving corp. Perriman runs solid routes, is aggressive to the ball, and has a huge YAC potential. Because of this I think he has the 3rd spot on the depth chart locked down.

BALTIMORE, MARYLAND – DECEMBER 30: Cornerback Marlon Humphrey #29 of the Baltimore Ravens breaks up a pass for wide receiver Breshad Perriman #19 of the Cleveland Browns in the second quarter at M&T Bank Stadium on December 30, 2018 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Bobo Wilson:
Bobo was an UDFA in 2017. He has played sparingly, only posting 5 catches for 70 yards and 1 TD. Wilson also has a 28.4 yards per kick return average. Bobo had an inauspicious beginning to his career with a bad showing in his first training camp. Since then he appears to have turned the corner and matured as a player. Wilson’s ability to play special teams and receiver are a crucial commodity for a team like the Buccaneers, who have several holes to fill and limited resources with which to do so. Because of these factors I think Bobo gets the 4th spot on the depth chart, just slightly edging out our next receiver.

TAMPA, FL – JULY 29: Wide Receiver Jesus “Bobo” Wilson of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers makes an over the head catch during Training Camp at One Buc Place on July 29, 2017 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Don Juan Moore/Getty Images)

Justin Watson:
Justin was drafted by the Buccaneers in 2018 in the 5th round. He has seen very little playing time but has the size (6’3, 218 lbs) and speed (4.34 40) that every receiving corp needs. His preseason appearances have shown great potential. Watson could easily pass Wilson during training camp and preseason, but as of now he has to be the 5th guy on the depth chart.

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ – NOVEMBER 18: Wide Receiver Justin Watson #17 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in action against the New York Giants at MetLife Stadium on November 18, 2018 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. The New York Giants won 38-35. (Photo by Al Pereira/Getty Images)

KJ Brent:
KJ went undrafted in 2016. The Buccaneers are the 4th team he has been with. Like Justin Watson, KJ has seen very limited action. He has good size (6’3, 203 lbs), great length and willingness to fight for the ball. His speed leaves a little to be desired. I can’t see him making an impact on the Buccaneers’ depth chart aside from OTA’s and training camp.

WESTFIELD, IN – AUGUST 03: Indianapolis Colts wide receiver K.J. Brent (15) runs through a drill during the Indianapolis Colts training camp practice on August 3, 2018 at the Grand Park Sports Campus in Westfield, IN. (Photo by Zach Bolinger/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

BR’s Buccaneers WR Depth Chart:
– Mike Evans
– Chris Godwin
– Breshad Perriman
– Bobo Wilson.
– Justin Watson
– KJ Brent

The Buccaneers may very well feel comfortable with the WR position moving forward. If that’s the case, then this will most likely be the depth chart to start the season.

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