Bucs Eyeing A Receiver

March 21st, 2018

Private sitdown with Bucs.

This would be interesting.

From the keyboard of Jenna Laine of ESPN, the Bucs are holding a private meeting with Penn State wide receiver DaeSean Hamilton today.

A source tells me that Bucs wide receivers coach Skyler Fulton is meeting with Penn State wide receiver DaeSean Hamilton today. Fulton was also at Hamilton’s pro day yesterday, where Hamilton ran a 4.47 (he did not run at the combine). He has nine scheduled workouts with teams to far.

Joe never thought the Bucs would go after a receiver in the draft. That’s a loaded position for the Bucs. Remember, the receiver with the best YAC on the team is the No. 4 receiver, Adam Humphries — Rudy!

Receiver is actually a deep position for the Bucs. Yesterday, Joe chortled when he read a reader’s comment that drafting Saquon Barkley would be a luxury pick. Joe wasn’t aware the Bucs were loaded at running back.

If the Bucs could somehow land Hamilton on the third day of the draft, Joe would be OK with it, so long as defensive end and running back are first addressed.

If the Bucs were to draft Hamilton, it would make Joe wonder about the future of DeSean Jackson, who is entering the second year of his three-year contract.

As Joe has stated, if a team has a private meeting at a guy’s school, that means the team has high interest in him as the team would not go through the hassle or cost if there was scant interest.

Might want to click the mute option on the video below.


65 Responses to “Bucs Eyeing A Receiver”

  1. Dewey Selmon Says:

    They trying to get dirt on Barkley, then they can spread rumors to get him to drop on draft night.

  2. LakeLand Says:

    DJAX, GMC, Will Gholston, J.R. Sweezy, Brent Grimes, Demar Dotson, Chris Conte, Jacquizz Rodgers should be playing their last season in Tampa. The Bucs should be looking for their replacements now.

  3. Joeypoppems Says:

    I dont mind them targeting a WR on day 3. Although I would expect that WR to have some sort of special teams value. Hamilton didnt play on special teams, not even as a returner. Its interesting for sure.

  4. joestang Says:

    We should be looking at cornerbacks not wide receivers, we need depth at other positions. Would rather see a guard or tackle.

  5. DoSomething Says:

    This is classic Licht trying to get info on other players. Maybe going against Denzel Ward

  6. LocalJoker Says:

    Also met with WR Dante Pettis/Washington.

  7. NFLNut Says:

    Do we have a trade offer for Jackson in hand? Maybe …

  8. Joe Says:

    They trying to get dirt on Barkley, then they can spread rumors to get him to drop on draft night.

    Joe likes that!!! 🙂

    “Hey champ, what kind of photos of Saquon do you have on your phone?”

  9. German Buc Says:

    How about trading DJax for a good pass rusher or an elite CB?

  10. Blake_Bucsfan Says:

    For as thin as this team is on the D line and in the secondary, it would be downright irresponsible of Jason Licht to draft a receiver this year.

    So he’ll probably end up drafting 2 and another full back.

  11. Bucsfanman Says:

    LakeLand, you are spot on. We’ve got some aging and some upgrade-able players that will need replacing. You don’t wait for tomorrow to look toward the future.

  12. Joeypoppems Says:


    Pettis is the type of receiver that I would expect tham to target. One of the best returners ever.

  13. Pickgrin Says:

    Maybe with one of our 6th round picks if they think the value is irresistible. Does he return punts or kickoffs? – maybe it would make more sense then.

    We need to be drafting Defense pretty much exclusively this year IMO except for looking for good fits and proper value at RB and OG of course.

  14. Lord Cornelius Says:

    When i saw this i had the same thoughts as others – he’s getting info on other penn state players like Barkley or Marcus Allen (S)

  15. AlteredEgo Says:

    The NFL should move the draft up….
    1 April every year

  16. Joe Blahak Says:

    trade Jackson, trade McCoy…clear this team of all the whiney, locker room cancers…

  17. BFFL Says:

    I thought Bobo Wilson did some nice things. I think Bucs just trying to give the WR coach something to do.

  18. Pickgrin Says:

    Agree BFFL. Bobo looks to have NFL talent and was a nice UDFA find.

    “Bucs just trying to give the WR coach something to do.” – LOL

  19. Conte Piscatelli Says:

    I thought I had read or seen something that this guy is like Godwin’s best friend. I would guess they can get the real info on his work ethic from him.

  20. 2Anglican1609 Says:

    JW have so many receivers he can’t throw to all of them, plus no matter how fast the guy is JW can’t throw the deep ball anyway

  21. Dave Says:

    I don’t care what they do later in the draft as long as they focus on DE and RB and DB the early rounds.

    They NEED to land Bradley Chubb.

  22. AlteredEgo Says:

    2Ang….the Buc will take adavantage of Jameis’s inaccuracies and start running double WR routes,(2 WR run the same route in the same area of the field)…one of the two will have a better chance of catching the ball and keep Jameis’s STAT’s up in record territory

  23. 813bucboi Says:

    Antonio callaway…….comes with a little bit of character issues but he is very dangerous in the return game and can play outside wr or slot…..he can be had in the 5th or 6th round….

    #NOEXCUSESIN2018!!!!!….NOPASSESIN2018!!!!!….GO BUCS!!!!!

  24. AlteredEgo Says:

    813….I too have been thinking about Calloway’s talent….but boi…did he screw himself big time !…I’d like to think he learned his lesson…but I have my doubts

  25. AlteredEgo Says:

    Calloway rap sheet
    Weaknesses: When his name comes about, there is nothing but the baggage that follows. He was centered around a sexual assault accusation in between his freshman and sophomore seasons. He was also involved in a traffic stop in which he was charged with marijuana possession in May of 2017. Callaway was also entangled in a credit card fraud scheme prior to the 2017 season which resulted in him not playing at all this past season.

  26. Couch Fan Says:

    I love Callaway to but yea Its a lot more than Just a little bit of character issues. The guy was constantly suspended at UF. He clearly isnt very bright.

  27. donuts Says:

    This makes sense only if they trade DJAX and picks for a premium DE.

  28. Rod Munch Says:

    Humphries is gone next year and D-Jax’s contract was basically a 2-year deal, so you should get your replacements ready.

  29. AlteredEgo Says:

    DJax…trade??? huge cap hit ,is my understanding….why trade him…it is not his problem the ball is not getting to him to take advantage of his skill set…DJ will be here next year and should be here next year..

  30. Stanglassman Says:

    He reminds me of Keyshawn Johnson so much.

  31. dexterOHMAN Says:

    dang not a fan of the music? sheesh

  32. JimmyJack Says:

    Well if you really like a WR and see exceptional value it’s no problem to add him to your depth. Fact is you have to take players you really believe in.

    If there is a WR you like head and shoulders above anybody else is a nobrainer.

    Yes we do need depth at other spots like CB….bitmap if you can’t find it in the draft at value you like it doesn’t mean you struck out. There are other ways to still at players at specific positions.

  33. Rod Munch Says:

    D-Jax isn’t getting traded, and as I said before you have to be a complete moron to want that to happen. If D-Jax isn’t here that means Godwin is starting, and while he looked good I’d like to see more than 3 games before I make him a full-time starter. But still that’s not a giant concern, you could live with that if you had depth, and you don’t. While Hump is a very good #4 WR, him as a #3 is playing with fire since that means he’s one spot from starting and he was a complete and total disaster when he last was forced to start. If you want to tank your entire season then start Humphries- and tag dah, season over. Hump might be go the Pats next year and he’ll done well and people will yell and scream about it, but the midget can’t start in a deep ball offense, he lacks the size and speed to play downfield versus starting corners.

    Anyways the Bucs will need guys next year since Hump will be gone and most likely D-Jax will be gone since that was always the idea, that he had a 2-year deal with a team option for year 3.

    If the Bucs were creative he could be the answer for losing Charles Simms, he can be that shifty guy in the backfield that can catch everything – in addition to his normal role. But Dirk and creative don’t really go together.

  34. Not there yet Says:

    You don’t have to wonder and Jackson. They need to groom a speedy replacement. Adam hump is the definition of the bucs……. Average the dude is average with average speed and they need to upgrade

    He led the offense in YAC that tells exactly why the offense sucked

  35. JimmyJack Says:

    Munch…..If DJax gets us only 500 yards again, with no explosive plays, then we should be hoping for a trade. However, it’s clear they are keeping him so they must believe he will be more productive so I will support it.

  36. Jeebs the Honey Bear Says:

    Joe, Saquon is a luxury pick when we have no LG, no depth on O-line, one DE, one S, and one CB. We have two competent RBs in Barber and Jaquizz, and we can get another good one in rounds 2 or 3. With as many holes as we have on this team, I just do not see the value of drafting an RB at 7. Especially when we are putting him behind no LG, and being one injury on O-line away from being dreadful.

  37. JimmyJack Says:

    And while you may think the sheer thought of losing him is moronic I think it’s moronic to assume trading DJax means we don’t get another receiver in here who can start at a much lower price.

  38. AlteredEgo Says:

    Jeebs…you don’t draft Barkley for the present or the past….you draft him for the future

  39. AlteredEgo Says:

    JJ…….DJax is 10 million whether he is on the 53 or off…..

  40. pick6 Says:

    probably doing due diligence on his teammates (barkley) and on DBs penn state matched up against

  41. ATrain Says:

    Ok this team will not get Chubb
    We are too cheap to move up

    We only spend money in bench players

    I will bet Joe an Abe’s beer the Bucs do no better than 6 wins

  42. JimmyJack Says:

    Altered…..Not if he is traded. I had said to trade him before. But it’s really a mute point. If they did want to it almost certainly would have been done already. Not much a point to worry about something that will not happen.

  43. JimmyJack Says:

    Well Atrain…..Two of your thoughts are untrue. Getting Chubb is still a possibility. Based on that I’ll predict your bet will lose.

    I’m no Joe but I’ll take you up on that if yo accept. But it’d have to be a stadium beer or a tailgate beer, your call.

  44. AlteredEgo Says:

    There is free beer at the JBF Draft Party so it shouldn’t be an issue….purely symbolic exchange

  45. JimmyJack Says:

    I’ve been told that the JBF draft party is a total sausage fest.

  46. 813bucboi Says:

    JimmyJack Says:
    March 21st, 2018 at 2:49 pm
    I’ve been told that the JBF draft party is a total sausage fest.

    LMAO!!!!!!…..LOL!!!!!…..that was funny as h3ll!!!!!

    #NOEXCUSESIN2018!!!!!…..NOPASSESIN2018!!!!!!…..GO BUCS!!!!!!

  47. SOEbuc Says:

    Umm, hell no. We have so many holes on both lines, the secondary, and RB. We already have a very nice Chris Godwin who could be playing #2 spot if we didn’t have DJax. D-line, Secondary, RB, O-line in this order is every position that we need to draft.

  48. Rod Munch Says:

    JimmyJack – D-Jax had almost 700 yards in a year where Evans barely reached 1000 yards and that only came because of Winston forcing the ball to him in week 17. However the Bucs were 4th in passing yards last year. I do believe that is the highest ranking the team as ever had, ever. Even with that no one had a particularly good season from a stat standpoint, but that has more to do with the Bucs spreading the ball around. With D-Jax the team HAS to do more than just have him run basically two routes, a curl and a go (and yes that is generalization, I’m sure they ran more than 2 routes… at some point, I just don’t remember it). The Bucs need to try to get Jackson in space, run some slants with him, have him do some punt returns at big moments, etc. The timing wasn’t there last season with him and Winston, but I think injury was the issue. Special fast WRs take time to adjust to and I thought it would take about 4 weeks, which is around the time it takes for a lot of guys in the past when going to new teams to get comfortable. Well in week 5 Winston gets hurt on the opening series and clearly wasn’t the same until the end of the year, he just didn’t have the arm strength he normally does. D-Jax is a special player who opens up guys underneath, including and mainly Humphries who had a career year playing at the LOS. If you want to ruin what Hump does well send him downfield against #2 corners, when you do that you realize wow, this guy was undrafted for a reason.

  49. Capt.Tim Says:

    This team is like a blind dart player

    Desperate need-Pass rushing DE,RB,CB,Safety,Guard

    Sign Kicker, DT, Center, Run stuffing DE

    Draft- WR,TE, Lb

    I swear, I think we need to go to OneBuc place, and tell them they need a Pass rusher.
    The way they’ve ignored it over the last 5 years- I dont think they know

  50. DB55 Says:

    I’m getting old, I remember when penn st was known for RBs and LBs never would I have thought they’d be a WR factory.

  51. IndyBucsFan Says:

    Djax to indy plus a late pick swap to move up 1 spot?

  52. Ed Kerber Says:

    The two things I’d ask: 1) what dirt do you have on Barkley 2)Who were the best Cb’s that covered you!

  53. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    I don’t know why anyone would be worried about Jackson. Hamilton will not replace him right away…if at all. Jackson’s cap number is locked in for the year right now.

    However…if Hamilton does well, it would allow them to cut Jackson next year, and free up a chunk of change in the cap…when we have big contracts due.

  54. Pepsi Says:

    Looks like a possession receiver. between Brate, Evans, Godwin, and Hump, its not really what the Bucs need at all. They could use a speed guy to replace Djax next year.

  55. Buc4life Says:

    DJax needs to go…I’d take anything for him at this point

  56. tmaxcon Says:

    you djax haters are the poster children for the nfc basement… sure let a driven winner go and keep a POS bad character DT who quits on coaches and comes out flat…

    djax forgot more about winning than cancer93 will ever understand….

  57. BucfaninMi Says:

    Did Matt Millen sneak in to OBP????

  58. SteveK Says:

    DJax is a part of the solution. Our QB needs to hit him on deep balls, and I think he will since his shoulder isn’t injured.

    Jackson was open a lot last year, he does his job.

    It would help if our QB wasnt nursing a bum shoulder, and we had the worst RB in the game.

  59. LUVMYBUCS Says:


    U know I got LUV 4 U bruh – but Jackson’s not answer.

    We’re in basement with’em – trading’em now – and finding a viable replacement. Will only help out the BUCS. Shorty term & long term.

  60. USFBUC Says:

    Tmaxcon what about Jackson says winner? He is fast and a home run threat if he wants to be but my guess is that his stats decline again this year. Go look at his stats from last year and compare them to previous years. Some of the drop off is certainly on Winston/play calling but some of his stats like targets and receptions aren’t far off at all from past seasons.

  61. LUVMYBUCS Says:

    Trading’em now – and finding a viable replacement.
    Will only help out the BUCS – Short term & long term.

  62. USFBUC Says:

    LUV got the nail on the head we should have traded Jackson and maybe we still will. Go get his replacement or at least another solid WR who puts in work. Also Hamilton could be the replacement for Humphries. The Bucs didn’t love Hump enough to give him a contract.

  63. Bobby M. Says:

    Definitely getting info on other players. Possibly even someone that receiver faced….like a cornerback

  64. Greecosuave Says:

    I really like this guy as a bonified deep threat replacement for DJax. I wonder what value we can get in a trade for DJax… Anyway, Licht needs a few more Deaft picks to begin thinking about a WR.

  65. passthebuc Says:

    Someone is thinking trade