Tampa Bay Buccaneers 2014 Draft Class Signed


Dec 27, 2013; San Francisco, CA, USA; Washington Huskies tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins (88) is defended by BYU Cougars linebacker Uani

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have signed their entire 2014 draft class.

The Bucs signed second round pick Austin Seferian-Jenkins earlier today meaning all six draft picks are under contract.

According to overthecap.com, ASJ will get a four-year deal for just under $5.25 million. He will receive a signing bonus of over $2.1 million.

One of the goals for the Bucs in the draft was to improve their options in the catching game and the selection of ASJ will be a major help.

ASJ, as he is affectionately known, stands 6’6 tall. With Vincent Jackson and Mike Evans at wideout, both of whom stand over 6’5, the Bucs offensive targets for the foreseeable future will provide vertical threats for whoever is playing quarterback.

Seferian-Jenkins is a big build, has great hands and has good initial quickness at the line of scrimmage. However, he isn’t a quick player and doesn’t always use his big body to his advantage.

The Bucs also have Tim Wright, Brandon Myers Luke Stocker, Cameron Brate, and Ian Thompson as options at tight end.

ASJ, Wright and Myers will be on the final 53-man roster but Stocker, Brate and Thompson will be hard pressed to make the final team.

The Bucs other 2014 draft picks were Evans, Robert Herron, Charles Sims, Kevin Pamphile and Kadeem Edwards.

Seferian-Jenkins has been slowed this offseason by a stress fracture. He’s also been unable to practice because his alma mater, Washington, operate on quarter system. This means NFL rookies are not allowed to take part in their team’s practices (other than a rookie mini-camp right after the draft) if their schools are still in session.

In a three-year career at Washington, ASJ made 146 catches for 1,840 yards. He caught 21 touchdowns.