Rookies Already Working At One Buc PalaceMay 13th, 2014
No waiting around until the start of the Bucs’ rookie minicamp on Friday for the new drafted rookie Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
The draft picks are in the house and on the field, minus tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins.
That was the word today from Bucs starting quarterback Josh McCown. He addressed Joe and reporters after morning workouts.
“It was a good day today. Good working with them and getting to see them move,” McCown said. “And, the tight end’s not in town yet, but the other young guys were out there obviously, seeing them run and catch for the first time, being able to work with them, is good. Because you start to kind of gauge and you see, you know, why you picked guys in the spots you picked them.”
Thanks to the NFL pushing the draft back two weeks, the learning window for rookies is tighter than ever. But Joe finds that somewhat overblown, considering lots of rookies were very successful in the lockout shortened 2011 season, when rookies basically jumped right into training camp.
Joe found it pretty cool that the draft picks are already knee deep in all things Bucs. Imagine being drafted Saturday afternoon and reporting to work in another state Monday night with a mountain of stuff to learn.