Back With Bobo

May 4th, 2017

The guy with the 11th-most receptions in Florida State University history, including dozens from America’s Quarterback, Jameis Winston, now resides on the Buccaneers roster hoping to become the next Solomon Patton.

Joe’s talking about undrafted Jesus Wilson, aka Bobo Wilson.

Wilson was a four-year player at FSU, hauling in 133 catches. During Jameis’ final season there (2014), Wilson squeezed 42 balls for 527 yards and four touchdowns. Last year, a foot injury ended Wilson’s senior season with five games remaining, and now he’s a slot receiver in Tampa hoping for a miracle.

He also can return kicks and punts. In 2016, his nine punt returns netted a whopping 155 yards and a touchdown, which you can see here via

The Bucs’ four top receivers, Mike Evans, DeSean Jackson, Adam Humphries and rookie Chris Godwin are all locks for the roster. And Wilson (5-9, 189 pounds) will battle with Josh Huff, Bernard Reedy, CFL-star Derrel Walker, future CFL star Donteea Dye and Freddie Martino, late of the of velvet-lined lounge of the Vero Beach Ramada Inn.

On second thought, after typing up that list, Wilson shouldn’t need a miracle if he can prove to be a reliable and dangerous returner who doesn’t drop passes on offense. reporter Wayne McGahee dubbed him “Mr. Reliable” at FSU through four seasons. So maybe he can translate that to the pro game.

Bucs rookie minicamp kicks off tomorrow afternoon at One Buc Palace.

71 Responses to “Back With Bobo”

  1. BucFamous Says:

    As a Nole–I wish him luck, but I don’t see this happening.

  2. Bucsfanman Says:

    I think we’ve seen enough of Huff, Reedy, Dye, and Martino to hazard an educated guess as to where they’ll end up. I DO NOT want to see Huff returning kicks! It makes my stomach turn just thinking about it!
    Like you said Joe, if he can catch and return, he might just make the team. We’ll see.

  3. Lunchbox Says:

    Agreed that returning/special teams ability will be what will secure Bobo’s employment with the Bucs. I’m also curious about Derel Walker. Not holding my breath, but I don’t think it’s much to ask to be better than the other receivers down the depth chart.

  4. tmaxcon Says:

    Humphries is going to be exposed and pushed more than I think you realize Joe. It’s not like bucs had anything but hot garbage outside of Evans the last couple years and that includes the washed up has been vjax… Humphries was adequate on a bad team but hardly is a threat nor is his ceiling much higher given his limited physical skills

  5. jmoneyisback Says:

    Stonehands Wilson.

  6. Buc Fan in NC Says:

    Humphries should not be a lock.

  7. Stpetebucsfan Says:

    On second thought, after typing up that list, Wilson shouldn’t need a miracle

    I’m with your second thought Joe. He won’t need a miracle but he is of course a long shot at this point. But he’s far more like 10-1 not a miraculous 50-1.

    And he can look at our current group of targets and see that UFDA Cam Brate led TE’s in TD’s last year and UFDA Adam Humphrey made it to 3rd WR…problem is he had to play as the 2nd best WR…Hump was considered the 144th best WR out of the 351 available.

    I think Bobo is a good depth signing. If he turns out to be just camp meat that means our WR corps has improved! He would have been far more than just camp meat last year.

  8. Bucsfanman Says:

    @tmax- I think Godwin has a good chance of taking that spot. People keep saying “he’s not a slot-receiver”, I disagree. A WR with talent can play anywhere on the field. Godwin will be a name we will here a lot of IMO.

  9. Steven007 Says:

    Max, you and I don’t agree about much but I think you’re right on here. Humphries is going to have no easy time making this roster. I don’t care how much they profess to love the kid. It’s the most competition we’ve ever had at receiver. May the best men win.

  10. tmaxcon Says:


    I agree 100 % Humphries is a, 5 or 6 he’s not a three nor a threat out of slot for anything other than short to mid range targets with no potential for yac. Both Goodwin and sperbeck are head and shoulders better and both have significant upside compared to Humphries. Fan boys won’t like to face those facts but they are accurate.

  11. tmaxcon Says:

    Don’t count sperbeck out.

  12. Bucsfanman Says:

    Agreed. It’s not a knock on Hump. We have to put the best 11 out there. It’s playoffs time! This is an exciting time for us on offense. We actually have weapons!

  13. Bucsfanman Says:

    I must’ve missed the Sperbeck signing. That’s the Boise kid right? Wow, we have 3 BSU players on the roster?!

  14. ARGH_M8E Says:

    ^I still can’t believe Godwin was there in R3 (shocked) even tho he was projected there. I swore somebody would snatch him up in R2.

    @lunchbox (Great name btw) I too want to see what Derel Walker can do, he has some nice tape for sure!!!

    Maybe stash bobo, and let him grow, we’ll see! That is if he doesn’t make the active roster. Gonna b a tough year to squeeze in wth the beast we have.


  15. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    I hardly think Bobo wants to be the next Solomon Patton (where is he)……perhaps he would be happy being the next Freddie Martino….at least Freddie made the team and stuck around a while.

  16. darin Says:

    Agree on the huff muff. Guy had his chance and blew it, two many times. I doubt he will get another chance. He almost blew 2 games, whew what a nightmare he is back there. I would also think his receiving days here are over too, after that draft and free agency. Go bucs

  17. 813bucboi Says:

    the locks are Mike Evans, DeSean Jackson and rookie Chris Godwin….I think d.walker makes it due to his size and catch radius…jameis loves big targets….still have to factor in vjax….I actually like bobo’s chances….especially since he can contribute in the return game….


    go bucs!!!!

  18. Stpetebucsfan Says:

    Wow what a difference a year can make.

    Last year we were hoping VJAX could hang on for another year….bad gamble.

    We were hoping Hump would develop…he did…probably OK at a 4th or 5th WR
    maybe the 3rd coming out of the slot but last year he was our 2nd best target after VJAX goes down. Then it was Shep, and Martino….it got ugly fast.

    This year we are actually talking about where guys might fit in what is now a solid WR corps. I’m beginning to see WR as one of our deeper positions now.

    Obviously DJAX and Godwin are better than any WR’s we had last year except for ME13. Hump is competent and even Bobo looks better than last year’s guys.
    We’re looking pretty stout at WR right now. Especially if Godwin works out in case DJAX goes down.

  19. tmaxcon Says:


    Vjax has been washed up and disinterested for over two years. Vjax makes zero sense for bucs moving forward. Remember it’s about winning not nostalgia

  20. Stpetebucsfan Says:

    Wow all this talk about WR’s and then it hit me. The very best receiver on the team could end up being our TE!!!

    We DO have some weapons for #3.

  21. Tom Edrington Says:

    Ah, Bobo, flashbacks to the great Bobo Brazil, famous for the Co-Co Butt, head butt that finished off many a wrestling opponent at the old Fort Homer Hesterly Armory

  22. Mo_Downs Says:

    Huff was working out with ME, DJ, Jameis, and AP.

    Jameis was excited about Huff’s progress. So, there’s that..!!

    I’m rooting for the best players and have no PERSONAL favorites, sad to say.

    So, let’s see who makes it through camp and demonstrates the ability to get open and catch. We’ll worry about Hump, et al after they make the team.

    A lot of intriguing players and a lot of potential to weed through.

    I hope for the health of this team and those that emerge from camp are truly the best option for their positions and not just because of injuries…..

  23. Joe in Michigan Says:

    Future CFL star??? Hahahahaha

  24. Pete Mitchell Says:

    Seems to be a good group. Hopefully Wilson can push Hump, even if he doesn’t beat him out. Worst case is he makes the practice squad as Hump’s understudy. We have seen that position be decimated by injury, especially when having to go up high for a ball over the middle (see VJax and Cecil Shorts). DBs are in some respects forced to go low on these guys nowadays so anyone of them can have their knees taken out on any play.

  25. Pete Mitchell Says:

    I had to re-write that so that it didn’t say “Jameis has ended two WR careers over the last two years with high throws that exposed guys on post/deep crossing routes”…

  26. Bucsfanman Says:

    Good point Mo! May the best men win.

  27. stu Says:

    Has Arena League written all over him…

  28. Casual Observer Says:

    A few good men. Depth at WR, imo. The FSU and Boise guys and Walker look like great possibilities.

  29. bucs_365 Says:

    Look at the numbers:


    That leaves 1 or 2 spots for WR which include CFL star Jerel Walker, the cast of last year’s leftovers, and a UDFA sleeper, Sperbeck from Boise State. Bobo has an uphill climb. Personally, I think it’s gonna be Walker and Sperbeck.

  30. Tbbucs3 Says:

    Humpries is a for sure lock. He was one of the 2 WRs that we had that showed he can at least play in the NFL. He’s a solid 3-4 catch role player guy, that’s huge no chance we give that up. We still too thin at WR to give up young slot WRs who are consistent.

  31. NFLNut Says:

    Huff was an AMAZING kick returner in Philly … what happened to THAT guy?

  32. tmaxcon Says:


    Why settle for mediocrity when clear upgrades are available. Bobo, Goodwin and Walker all have better skill sets and higher ceilings than hump. It’s time to raise the standards or accept another decade in basement. It’s about team not mediocre good guys.

  33. JameisDungy Says:

    Wish him well. But I cringed every time Jameis threw him the ball in college.

    I’d rather have signed Whitfiled or Rudolph.

    Projecting ahead.
    What kind of #s do you see the pass catchers putting up?

  34. LakeLandBuc Says:

    The Bucs will probably keep 6 WRs..1-3 is probably already set. 4-6 will depend on their Special Team play as well as their ability at WR. Adam Humphries is the primary Punt Returner. BoBo Wilson can make the team if he win the Punt Return job from Humphries. The Kick Returner job is not that important. One of these guys could also win Russell Shepard old position on Special Teams. The bottom line is, their Special Team play will earn them a spot on the roster.

  35. Gilhealy Says:

    VJax will not be back. Not for TB at least. It’s business. He knows that. I think Hump is gonna play quite a bit less this season. Love the guy, but he isn’t near the talent of Godwin. You’ve got McNichols who started his career as a WR as well. I’m sure both will get opportunities in the slot. ME say’s his boy Walker is much better than when he came out of A&M, and will probably make the team. Huff has the speed, but Martino has the hands #3 likes. Don’t count him out.

  36. Gilhealy Says:

    I think Dye and Reedy have seen the last of Buc ball. Sperbeck I don’t know much about. I’ve watched his tapes on youtube and tha kid can ball. Just looks slight of build. Who knows, Biletnikoff was too. Crafty can work.
    Just my two cents.

  37. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    CFL-star Derrel Walker is a lock for the roster too, Joe. HE got a guarantee with his contract.

  38. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    Lunchbox Says:
    “I’m also curious about Derel Walker. Not holding my breath…”

    If he gets opportunities, he’ll shine.

  39. BucNick Says:

    Doug Martin just smashed his car into a building here in Tampa. Hopefully it was just an unfortunate accident but if not we might have a serious twist here in Tampa Bay….

  40. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    Really, there is only one roster spot open at WR. Unless they add an extra one during Martin’s suspension.

  41. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    BucNick Says
    “Doug Martin just smashed his car into a building here in Tampa. Hopefully it was just an unfortunate accident but if not we might have a serious twist here in Tampa Bay….”


  42. Tbbucs3 Says:


    Have you ever seen bobo, Godwin or Walker catch a single pass In the NFL? I’m assuming not. Right now, Humpries is better than all 3 of those guys.

    And why is everyone hyping up this Walker guy, he’s a long shot he was in the CFL for a reason and we’re acting like he’s gonna step in and produce at the highest level.

  43. BucTrooper Says:

    The youngsters on the FSU NC are making their way to the NFL. That was one of the best teams in college football history.

  44. rayjay1122 Says:

    NFLNut says: Huff was an AMAZING kick returner in Philly … what happened to THAT guy?


    Aguayo was an amazing kicker at FSU….what happened to THAT guy?

    I guess some guys just cant handle the high standards of being a Buc. It won’t surprise me if neither of those cats make the 53 man roster.

  45. America's Commenter Says:


    Roberto Aguayo was NOT an amazing kicker in college!

    Why did the Bucs draft Aguayo in the first place?

    The common refrain you’ll get when you ask that question is that Aguayo was a great kicker at Florida State. The problem is he wasn’t.

    Aguayo’s supporters like to point out he never missed a kick inside 40 yards. But that doesn’t make a kicker great because making a lot of short kicks isn’t what greatness is about. A great kicker is one who can consistently make kicks from longer distances, and on that score, Aguayo failed. In three years at Florida State, he made just five field goals of 50 yards or longer, the longest of which was 53 yards. That’s really nothing special.

    And even from 40 to 49 yards, Aguayo wasn’t special. In his final season at Florida State he was just 4-for-8 on kicks of 40 to 49 yards. NFL kickers make field goals in the 40-49 range about 80 percent of the time. What were the Buccaneers thinking trading up to draft a kicker who was 30 percentage points below the NFL average from that range?

  46. Dan Didriksen Says:

    Hey, why is everyone knocking on hump? He is clearly not a number 2 receiver, however I think without a clear number 2, you can’t see the value of the slot receiver very well. With Jackson and Evans shredding the outside, I think we will see the value of a smart, quick slot receiver in Hump this year. If we develop another one in Wilson, great! But let’s judge Hump by what he is, which is a gifted, talented slot receiver.

    In part 2 of my post, I’ll write all the same things about Sims as a running back… how he isn’t a number 2 rb, but is a good third down back when healthy and with a solid running game and passing game to set him us… coming soon!

  47. tmaxcon Says:


    There is a reason hump was I drafted. It’s not a knock nor personal but all three I mentioned have better skill sets and far more potential than hump. Good story but he has never and will never scare any defense

  48. rayjay1122 Says:

    @Americas commenter

    Good point.

    What I never could understand is why the Bucs did not retain Matt Bryant after the 2008 season. That guy was a really good kicker with a very strong leg. I remember the 62 yard game winning kick versus the Eagles on 10/22/06. Aguayo couldn’t carry Bryant’s jock.

  49. Skipper Says:

    Humphries is not going anywhere, has already proved to be a reliable receiver and return man.

  50. bucNation Says:

    i can see this happening like u said not much competition for the final spot and bobo was always a reliable 3rd down target the only thing that worries me is he would never get open enough but if he is able to return kick well and hold onto the ball he could surprise some people & cant discount that he and jameis might start clicking in training camp witch would again give him a leg up on the competition

  51. Wausa Says:

    Bobo is a good receiver but I doubt he makes the opening day roster.
    However, he may be our 6th or 7th receiver which may get him on the practice squad where he could get moved up if we have injuries.

  52. Pickgrin Says:

    Bobo Saves

  53. Pickgrin Says:

    Good job shoring up the WR group Jason Licht. With the additions of DJax and Godwin we are now in pretty good shape at receiver.

    4 different WRs who were on the active roster last year + a CFL star and UDFA Bobo are all vying for 1 spot (maybe 2).

  54. Nick2 Says:

    Future CFL star Dontae Dye ohhhhhh Joe that’s sooo wrong. But true lol…..

  55. tmaxcon Says:


    Humphries is NOT a good returner he is a SAFE returner do not confuse the two please.

    It takes more than a a year or a few clutch catches to EARN the label proven.

  56. Buc1987 Says:

  57. 813bucboi Says:

    tmax…he was hurt the past 2 years…he should be healthy now….regardless, vjax is better than everyone except evans, d.jackson, c.godwin maybe even hump….GO BUCS!!!!

  58. Fsuking Says:

    Bobo has a lot more physical talent than Humphries but he’s just not a great receiver. He will end on another team or their practice squad for sure

  59. Fsuking Says:

    @America Commenter
    Roberto Aguayo was the best kicker in college football history. Take a minute and try and realize how stupid you sound right now

  60. Dreambig Says:

    Agree that Bobo is not going to make the roster. No way he is better than Hump. The best thing about him is his nick name. I remember plenty of FSU games yelling at the TV when Bobo did something stupid. No way he makes it.

  61. Duke Says:


    Hold up, you call someone out on sounding stupid. Let’s compare the facts in one article vs your own facts.
    4-8 , that’s more facts than you.

    Best ever?????? Exactly how many NCAA records does Aguayo
    hold currently? Best ever should have numerous records to support such a claim right?
    Zane Gonzalez a 5th round pick, never heard of him I’m guessing. But if it’s all time greatest how the F does this guy absolutely crush Aguayo’ s stats. Most accurate is a single category only one stat.

    Best RB ever? E. Smith? Disagree with that and ……..f forget it you’d never see it coming anyway…m

  62. Brett Says:

    Always rooting for a ‘nole, but I don’t see this happening. As an FSU alum, I only love to see Seminoles on the Bucs roster when it helps the Bucs win. Glad hated Miami foe Warren Sapp was a Buc, and I wish high draft pick Gators Reidel Anthony, Jacquez Green, and Kenyatta Walker had been better Buccaneers.

  63. Buc1987 Says:

    I’m a Nole. I hate the air Aguayo breathes.

  64. Kevinthepainterimagine Says:

    And just like that, un a few short seasons, Jason Licht built a winner!

  65. PleadingBuc Says:

    Don’t know the guy, but love bringing in-state players as competition into camp.

  66. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    rayjay1122 Says
    “What I never could understand is why the Bucs did not retain Matt Bryant after the 2008 season. That guy was a really good kicker with a very strong leg.”

    Even if they had, he would have been gone by now. He isn’t as strong a kicker as he was back then. I liked Bryant too. Back then.

    I’m not ready to write Aguayo off just yet. I figure he should at least get to compete, and if he does well enough…keep him. If he doesn’t, cut bait.

  67. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    tmaxcon Says
    “Humphries is NOT a good returner he is a SAFE returner do not confuse the two please.

    It takes more than a a year or a few clutch catches to EARN the label proven.”

    I agree with you that Humphries still has a lot to prove…but then, so do plenty of starters on the team. L. David has had 2 bad years. Is he proven? Not in my book. Sweezy is completely unproven. Heck, MARPET is unproven at Center.

    Lots of unproven players. I would say even Kwon, McCoy and Winston still have a lot to prove too. And Mike Evans.

    In my book, proving themselves means accomplishing more each year. IMPROVING from year to year in key areas.

    Really, not a member of either line is proven. Marpet was, until they moved him.

  68. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    But I also do not think Hump is going anywhere and is a lock to make the final roster, barring something unforeseen (like suspension or injury…or him getting arrested…or a trade).

  69. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    813bucboi Says
    “tmax…he was hurt the past 2 years…he should be healthy now….regardless, vjax is better than everyone except evans, d.jackson, c.godwin maybe even hump….GO BUCS!!!!”

    Signing him would be all about this year’s potential, not the future. He’ll end up retiring this year anyway. We can call him up if we have injuries. He’ll come.

    But we only have one spot on the WRs group. We have to keep someone who can be developed along with the other young guys. My money is on Martino. He was with the group working out with Jameis in the off season, along with Hump, Evans, Desean and Walker.

  70. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    Buc1987 Says
    “I’m a Nole. I hate the air Aguayo breathes.”

    And what if he comes into the off season program banging kicks through the uprights, making most of them?

    Hate is a strong word. Hate his performance last year. I did. But how he responds will determine whether he will be a good kicker or not. He’s going to get a chance to prove himself a hit or a bust this off season. I advise at least waiting to see if he comes back looking better.

  71. buc15 Says:

    would love to see Simms get a look at WR too