Justin Watson – Will he be the Bucs’ No. 5 WR?


This season, the Bucs are as stacked at the wide receiver position as they have ever been. There is Mike Evans, one of the best in the game, another great player in DeSean Jackson, who should connect with Winston and Fitzpatrick on deep balls due to his outstanding speed. Then there is the second year standout Chris Godwin, who has been one of the most impressive players thus far in camp. Last but not least, there is Adam Humphries, who is entering his fourth season with Tampa Bay. Humphries has made multiple very important catches on key third downs so far in his career and has proven to be very valuable for this offense.

These four players are locked in for the first four spots at the position. However, the runner-up after those four is still a big question mark.

One candidate that might end up winning the spot is rookie Justin Watson, who was drafted by the Bucs in the fifth round. Watson has looked pretty good so far, hauling in a total of 7 receptions for 84 yards and even one Touchdown against the Titans on a pass from Jameis Winston.

Maybe, the Bucs might even consider keeping six wide receivers. As of now, it is pure speculation who these candidates will be. Yet, Watson has made a strong statement as to why he should be on top of that list. The next two preseason games will be crucial for the coaches to make the final decision.