Predicting the Impact of Every Tampa Bay Buccaneers 2014 Draft Pick

What Can We Expect From the Buccaneers' 2014 Draft Pick?

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After a disappointing 2013 campaign, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers appear ready to take a big step forward in 2014. They upgraded their roster immensely during free agency, and even made a few splashes during the 2014 NFL Draft. They’ll be looking to their draft class to make an early impact, and won’t be disappointed.

Here are my predictions for how the Buccaneers’ rookies will perform in 2014.

Round 1 (7): WR Mike Evans

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Round 1 (7): WR Mike Evans

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There’s no question that Evans will be a huge part of the Tampa Bay offense in 2014. He’ll team with Vincent Jackson to create one of the most physically imposing wide receiver duos in the NFL. Not only does he catch anything that comes within his huge catch radius, but he can outjump just about any defensive back around. Evans will quickly become a star for the Buccaneers.

Round 2 (38): TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins

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Round 2 (38): TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins

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It’s not very often that rookie tight ends make a significant impact in the NFL, but Seferian-Jenkins is in a position to do exactly that. He’s already asserted himself as the starter, and should see more snaps than Tim Wright considering his well-rounded game. While he might not put up ridiculous numbers, Seferian-Jenkins could quickly prove himself to be the Buccaneers’ tight end of the future.

Round 3 (69): RB Charles Sims

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Round 3 (69): RB Charles Sims

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While there’s no reason to believe Sims will replace Doug Martin as the starter, he should steal significant snaps from the Muscle Hamster. Not only is he a natural runner with tremendous open-field instincts, but Sims is also a sensational receiver out of the backfield. A strong training camp should help Sims earn the third-down role and a significant stake in the Buccaneers’ offense.

Round 5 (143): G Kadeem Edwards

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Round 5 (143): G Kadeem Edwards

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Unfortunately for Edwards, 2014 might end up being a redshirt year. The Buccaneers currently have Carl Nicks and Oniel Cousins slotted ahead of him at the left guard position. While he does have the talent to push Cousins for a roster spot, it’s unlikely he’ll replace the All-Pro Nicks in the starting lineup. He might see occasional late-game snaps, but Edwards will spend most of 2014 on the bench.

Round 5 (149): OT Kevin Pamphile

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Round 5 (149): OT Kevin Pamphile

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Much like Edwards, Pamphile shouldn’t see too much playing time this upcoming campaign. In a best-case scenario, he’ll beat out Jason Foster for the backup left tackle job and spend most of the 2014 season sitting behind Anthony Collins. This will be a season where Pamphile simply sits back and develops his abilities as an NFL-caliber talent.

Round 6 (185): WR Robert Herron

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Round 6 (185): WR Robert Herron

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It’s unlikely for a sixth-round pick, but Herron could earn a significant role in the Buccaneers’ passing game before all is said and done in 2014. The punitive speedster has field-stretching ability and intrigue out of the slot, which could be enough to see a decent amount of snaps this season. He’ll have to beat out Louis Murphy or Chris Owusu to get involved, but the potential is there.

Gil Alcaraz IV is the Director of Content for RantSports.com. Follow him on Twitter @GilAlcarazIV, like him on Facebook or add him to your network on Google.


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