Tampa Bay Buccaneers Player Profile: Kevin Ogletree

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The Tampa Bay Buccaneers added a new receiver to the team this offseason. The Buccaneers acquired Kevin Ogletree via free agency, Ogletree doesn’t have the quality to be a No. 1 or 2 receiver, but I think he can be one of the best slot receivers in the NFL.

Ogletree has been in the league four years. His rookie year, he was picked up by the Dallas Cowboys as a undrafted free agent. His first two seasons were very inactive as he played a total 17 games, but only had 10 receptions throughout all of that. His third season, he was noticed a little bit more as he played 14 games, but still had a low reception number at 15. Last season, he really put his name out there as he played 15 games, doubling his receptions at 32, getting 436 receiving yards and also having four touchdowns.

Last season, Ogletree performed very well as the go-to man behind Miles Austin and Dez Bryant, who had his breakout last season. As Ogletree left the Cowboys, he moved to Tampa to join the Buccaneers. He is a great addition as he has performed well at training camp, and has been showing great numbers in the little time he has played in the preseason.

With Vincent Jackson entering his second year in Tampa and Mike Williams recently signing and extension, it would seem that quarterback Josh Freeman is in for a great year as his receiving corps is certainly nothing to complain about. With Ogletree joining the team, I’m sure the Buccaneers pass offense will be a concern for many upcoming opponents this season.

John Beauchamp is a Tampa Bay Buccaneers writer for RantSports.com Follow him on Twitter @John_Beauchamp or add him to your network on Google


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  • Charles McKoy

    Great article! My only disagreement is whether or not he can be a #1 or #2 receiver. How many receivers came into the league unnoticed or flew under the radar. Miles Austin who was just that, an unnoticed #3 receiver shined when Roy Williams was injured and he blistered the Chiefs for over 250 yards. It’s really hard to place limitations on NFL players especially when one has the natural talent, skill set and speed of a Kevin Ogletree. He’s one of the best moves the Buccaneers made this offseason!