By Cory Kinnan
With potential that is out of this world, the tight end group of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers has been ranked in the top-five of the league.
Christian D’Andrea of SB Nation recently took to the task of ranking all 32 tight end units in the entire NFL, and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers group rounded out the top-five. O.J. Howard, Cameron Brate, Antony Auclair and company are a force to be reckoned with, and in Bruce Arians aerial attack, they should provide a ton of fireworks.
“Howard is a mismatch creator who averaged nearly 12 yards per target last season and could be inching toward a true breakout in his third year in the league. Brate is still chasing his breakout 2016, but remains a valued red zone target after tallying 20 touchdowns the past three seasons” (D’Andrea via SB Nation).
After the departure of Adam Humphries this offseason, Howard could see an increase of targets underneath and over the middle in addition to the threat he poses down the field. To this point, Howard’s biggest threat and enemy has been the injury bug, but if he stays healthy in 2019, then he truly could be looking a career year in the face as D’Andrea...