With the offseason additions of DeSean Jackson and O.J. Howard, the Buccaneers' receiving corp is poised to be one of the best in the league. At least NFL.com thinks so. On Tuesday, NFL.com's Bucky Brooks broke down the 10 most-feared position groups in the NFL, with the Bucs' pass-catchers coming in at No. 5.
"When the Buccaneers paired one of the best young WR1s in the game with one of the most prolific big-play threats in NFL history, they guaranteed defensive coordinators around the league will hear plenty of frustrating cannon fire when they stand on the sidelines of Raymond James Stadium," Brooks wrote. "The combination of Mike Evans and DeSean Jackson is arguably the best 1-2 punch in the league, with each pass-catcher capable of flipping the field with a big play against one-on-one coverage. If opponents attempt to double-team the tandem with Cover 2 or an exotic bracket-coverage combination, the Bucs have a pair of playmaking tight ends (Cameron Brate and first-round pick O.J. Howard) with the athleticism and movement skills to terrorize opponents between the hashes and in the red zone.
"With an underrated 'chain mover' like Adam Humphries also available to wear out nickel defenders in the slot, the Buccaneers' dynamic receiving corps will allow Jameis Winston to ring up dizzying fantasy numbers as the director of one of the NFL's most explosive offenses."
According to Brooks, the Buccaneers' receiving corps is the second-best in the NFL behind the Giants' core consisting of Odell Beckham, Brandon Marshall and company. Just two receiving units made Brooks' top 10.
The Bucs weren't the only NFC South team to make the list, though. The Falcons were listed at No. 8 for their running backs and the Panthers came in at No. 9 for their linebacking unit. For Brooks full list, click HERE.