Antony Auclair In The Spotlight

June 23rd, 2017

Lunch with Real Rock Riley is here every Monday, Wednesday & Friday delivering a fresh video look at the Buccaneers. Today, Rock goes 1-on-1 with rookie Canadian tight end Anthony Auclair.

Interesting stuff. Enjoy the video below! (Wednesday’s chat with Super Bowl MVP Dexter Jackson is linked here.)

Antony Auclair beating the odds from Rock Riley on Vimeo.

18 Responses to “Antony Auclair In The Spotlight”

  1. Pickgrin Says:

    Rock – Thanks for highlighting a lesser known prospect that might provide big dividends. If Auclair develops as hoped – we could easily be sitting on the most dominating TE group in the league.

  2. Pa Privateer Says:

    I really like this Auclair guy. Every time I see him catch a ball he makes it look so natural. I really want to see OJ, Auclair and Brate on this team this year. Cross seemed to do well in spot duty as well. Stocker is the veteran and mentoring is important. It would be a hard decision to have to make this training camp if they are all doing well.

    I think I would go with Brate, OJ, Auclair and Stocker.

    Cross unfortunately being the odd guy out. I would not cry if Stocker’s name is not on the roster this season either.

  3. Nole on Sat- Bucc on Sun Says:

    I’m feeling this guy the same way other’s are feeling O.J.

  4. Nole on Sat- Bucc on Sun Says:

    “Jameis is a good player and leader very vocal, he’s an even better person. I like him”. Ant Auclair. That’s why I will always be quick to defend my QB, its not a front he’s genuinely a great young man. Screw you detractors.

  5. Defense Rules Says:

    NosBos, that’s the same quote that caught my attention. I’m convinced that all these guys are going to be big factors in Jameis taking a big leap forward this year. A lot of it’s on his shoulders obviously, but so many of these guys really want to take their game to the next level and ‘git ‘er done’.

  6. shouldhavedraftedeifert Says:

    Intriguing. Is there room for a 4th TE? Stocker might be on the way out?

  7. biff barker Says:

    Tough call here, I don’t see him clearing waivers for a practice squad position. Greenhorn no question, but the upside…

    Agree w/ Privateer, the guy looks so fluid.

  8. Pa Privateer Says:

    @Biff I agree, Someone will pick up Auclair if we try to send him to the Practice Squad and he has ridiculous potential. I would love to be able to have Auclair come if OJ or Brate miss game time. Plug and Play.

    Time to move on from Stocker:

    I guess my biggest argument against Stocker is that in all these years all he has ever been known for is BLOCKING. Great team guy, veteran knowledge but only a blocker? Last year when we needed an “extra blocker” we bought in an extra lineman. We have no room for a blocking tight end on the roster anynmore. If Auclair and OJ can block and catch then keep them. If anything, try to move Cross to the Practice Squad if he is eligible. Auclair can catch, block, do Special Teams.

    Worst case scenario, call Stocker off his couch in the middle of the season.

  9. RustyRhinos Says:

    Great looking young TE, glad he is on our team.
    One day Mr Stocker will be a TE coach. Maybe even here. Who was the last player coach?

  10. SeattleBuc Says:

    Pulling for Auclair to ball out this preseason. Interesting he mentioned the fullback type role. Has Luke Stocker played his last snap as a Buc? Is Alan Cross going to stick? He had a TD and recovered that Ryan Smith punt coverage last year.

  11. BuccaneEric75 Says:

    The like his upside, but even he said the fullback role wasn’t a good fit. Koetter wants backup TEs who can play fullback. This is why Stocker is here, but he always gets hurt, hence the 6th OL-man to block. I think he only makes it if Koetter gives up on Stocker for always being hurt. I think it’s time to roll with the young guys. I like Stocker, but we’ve seen that he can’t stay on the field. Give Auclair a shot, just don’t expect him to block like Stocker.

  12. BuccaneEric75 Says:

    SeattleBuc, he did mention the FB role. Didn’t sound like it fits him. Now that begs the question. Did he not like the CFL because he didn’t want to play fullback, or that the CFL doesn’t use TEs? Couldn’t really tell from his comment.

  13. macabee Says:

    I like TE Auclair too and I think he makes the 53. But for everyone that thinks the bell tolls for Luke Stocker, I would re-think that idea. Dirk Koetter says that Stocker is the leader in the TE room. I don’t know how the numbers will work out, but I think Stocker stays.

  14. NFLNut Says:

    Auclair doesn’t like the CFL because the pay sucks imo

  15. Pickgrin Says:

    Its not inconceivable that we keep 5 TEs when you consider the prevalence of 2 TE sets we expect to see along with FB blocking duties and special teams considerations.

    The only feasible way to do that though is to either go with 5 WRs instead of 6 or 3 RBs instead of 4 – and I doubt the Bucs want to shave a spot off of either of those groups.

    Final cuts this year might be tough to swallow in a couple instances.

    Along with the obvious additions of DJax and OJ and Godwin – Its guys like UDFA TE Auclair that have Koetter commenting about this group being “by far the most talented” bunch of players he’s ever had at his disposal.

    I’m gonna guess that barring early injury, the final TE group that makes the opening day 53 will be Howard, Brate, Stocker and Auclair and they will have to try and slip Alan Cross onto the practice squad to hold him in reserve for when (not if) Stocker goes down with an injury.

  16. BigMacAttack Says:

    Practice Squad. Feed him steak and corn. Lock him in the weight room and train him him to be a right tackle.

  17. BigMacAttack Says:

    And get rid of Stocker

  18. Maze Says:

    This stud will end up being better than Brate