Lovie Smith has nice things to say about Tim Wright

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Buccaneers HC Lovie Smith discussed TE Tim Wright...

"Tim is a guy I should have talked about more because he's another guy that does something well it seems like every day," Smith said. "Nowadays, with the emergence of the passing game and you've got to be able to pass to win and this good stuff, the matchup, though, tight end versus safety, tight end versus linebacker -- Tim, we have a good matchup with Tim Wright. He of course can do things in line, but he can split out, he can run all of the passing tree, he's natural moving out and running routes too. I'm very pleased with him and all he's done since Day 1. He's a guy that's been here every day and we've seen him doing that."

Although Austin Seferian-Jenkins' draft position (second round) probably makes him the favorite to win the starting job at tight end, there's room for Wright to get playing time. A wide receiver in college at Rutgers, Wright made the switch to tight end last year and caught 54 passes as a rookie.

The Bucs also have Brandon Myers and Luke Stocker at tight end. We don't know a lot about coordinator Jeff Tedford's offense just yet, but the Bucs have the potential to use a lot of two tight end sets.

Fantasy Impact: 

The takeaway here is that Seferian-Jenkins won't be handed the starting role. Smith likes what Wright can do and the team went out and signed Brandon Myers as well. Rookie TEs generally don't do much from a fantasy standpoint, so Seferian-Jenkins may not live up to his draft position if fantasy owners expect him to start and contribute immediately.

Filed Under: 2014, Preseason

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