The draft is over, and now it’s time to get to work. Buccaneers first timers will begin Rookie Minicamp this Friday. 26 rookies got invited to try out for the team, among those hopeful, Vincent Testaverde Jr. son of former Bucs #1 draft pick Vinny Testaverde.
Cue the color blind jokes.
A one-time local high school star, earning MVP’s as a junior and a senior at Jesuit High School, Vinny Jr. did not have the college career his father did. In fact, he only played in one game at Texas Tech, in which he threw the ball 26 times for 116-yards and an interception. He followed in his father’s footsteps, finding his way to the University of Miami for two seasons, 2015 and 2017 but did not play as opposed to his father who was a star at the U. He then traveled to the University of Albany where he had a little more success. He played in 8 games last season, recording 117 completions for 1,714 yards, 11 TDs, and 12 INTs.
Throwing more interceptions than touchdowns seem to run in the family, Vinny Testaverde Senior threw 77 TDs and 112 INTs during his 6 seasons with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Another hopeful worth noting is the FSU tight end, Mavin Saunders. Saunders is a big dude! At 6’5′ 256 lbs Saunders is a truck! During his 4 seasons in college, 3 with FSU 2015-2017 and 1 with Kansas, he played in just 14 games, recording only 20 catches. However, those 20 catches were for 266 yards and 1 TD. Those are not exactly OJ Howard’s college caliber numbers, but over 13 yards per receptions isn’t something to scoff about. That’s 20 first downs.