May 9, 2021

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Riddle’s Rundown: Tyler Johnson is The 3rd Receiver This Team Has Been Looking For

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The Buccaneers posses the best WR duo in the NFL with Mike Evans and Chris Godwin, but finding that 3rd receiver has proven to be more difficult than first thought. Last season they drafted speedster Scotty Miller, and Justin Watson has had his moments, but neither was able to cement himself as a 3rd receiver.

Enter Tyler Johnson: In this offense, having a good 3rd receiver is a necessity. That’s why the Bucs drafted Tyler Johnson out of Minnesota. Johnson had a stellar college career even if he played at a smaller college like Minnesota in the big ten. During the 2018 season playing in 13 total games, he caught 78 passes for 1,169 yards and 12 touchdowns. He outdid that his final year in college with 86 catches for 1,318 and 13 touchdowns, Impressive numbers no matter what division you play in. On top of all that, at 6’2 and 206 lbs, Johnson is a big receiver and extremely athletic, which allows him to causes match-up problems for opposing defenses.

Johnson can play inside or outside, which is a plus because Bruce Arians loves to slide Godwin into the slot on 3 receiver sets. This will only help Johnson as the rookie should establish himself as another solid receiver for Brady to throw to.

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