Tampa Bay Bucs Sign Super Freak Tight Ends From Canada And America.
By Super Scout Max Emfinger
Super Canadian Tight End Antony Auclair (#89) Joins American Super Star Tight End O.J. Howard As Tampa Bay Buccaneer Rookies.
It’s Really Very Rare for a Canadian College Football Player to be able to go Straight into the NFL, but with Tremendous Size, Tremendous Measurables, and Specs, Canadian Tight End Antony Auclair had all of the Assets that the NFL Scouts were looking for in a Super Versatile Tight End Prospect. In Fact, there were 17 NFL Teams that sent Scouts to Laval University for their Pro-Day.
Those NFL Teams that sent Scouts to the Laval Pro Day included the Buffalo Bills, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Arizona Cardinals, Indianapolis Colts, Houston Texans, Kansas City Chiefs, Baltimore Ravens, Minnesota Vikings, Green Bay Packers, New York Jets, Detroit Lions, Jacksonville Jaguars, Los Angeles Rams, Oakland Raiders, Philadelphia Eagles, Pittsburgh Steelers, San Francisco 49ers, and Seattle Seahawks. And at his Pro Day, the NFL Scouts were even more Intrigued, as Auclair also Recorded a Tremendous MEARS RATING.
Laval University (In Photo) is a French-Language Public Research University, with a 48,000 Enrollment, that was Founded by Royal Charter and Queen Victoria in 1852. It is also the First French-Language School in North America.
Qualities and Assets that Intrigued the NFL Scouts, other than his Great Size and Great Speed were his Soft Hands, Great Versatility, and his Great Aggressive Blocking Ability. Most Tight Ends in the NFL are not really Great Receivers and also Great Blockers, but they are really Great at one of the two. Auclair, on the other-hand, will be Extremely Valuable to the Bucs, because he can Catch the Football and he is also a Tremendous Blocker.
At Laval, Auclair played a Position that is Similar to that of a Blocking Fullback and he had only modest numbers, as he Caught 17 Passes for 229-Yards and Two Touchdowns in only Eight Games as a Senior. But physically, he’s 5 pounds heavier and an inch shorter than Howard, potentially giving the Bucs two more Big Tight Ends who are big enough to Catch and Block.
OK! This is a Sneak Preview of The Buccaneers Tight End from Canada, so lets take a look at their Tight End from America.
I had O.J. Howard (#88) Rated as my #1 Tight End in High School and Now-Again, from the University of Alabama, I had him Rated as the #1 Tight End and I also had him Rated as the Most-Complete NFL Tight End Prospect in the 2017 NFL Draft and also in the Last Decade. Howard is an Outstanding Pass-Catcher with a Rare Combination of Size, Speed, and Unbelievable Athleticism.
Howard is essentially a Big Wide Receiver, who played as a Traditional Tight End at Alabama and he also played in Two NFL-Type National Championship Games that will help lead the Bucs to build their Passing Game-Plans around his Incredible Pass-Catching Talents. Howard should have gone much earlier, but the Buccaneers got a Miracle-Gift when they Drafted him in the #1 Round and Overall 19th Selection.
In the 2016 Season, Howard had 45 Catches for 595-Yards and Three touchdowns and then finished his College Career in Tampa, Florida where Alabama lost to Clemson in the 2017 National Championship Game. Howard also had a 9 Catches for 314-Yards and Three Touchdowns in the Last two National Championship Games. His Biggest Games are in the Biggest Games.
1 TE O.J. Howard 6-6 251 4.48 30 4.16 121 22 Alabama 2,812 #1 #19 Bucs
2 TE Antony Auclair 6-5 256 4.82 34 4.3 117 22 Laval, Canada 2,700 FA Bucs
On Saturday May 6, on the Second Day of Buccaneers Rookie Mini-Camp, Auclair was still talking in French to Reporters.
Buccaneers Head Coach Dirk Koetter saw Auclair in January at the East-West Shrine Bowl Game in St. Petersburg, Florida and he was Highly Impressed with the 6-5 and 256-Pound Tight End Specimen. The Bucs thought that Auclair would be “Long-Gone” by the time the Draft was over, but the Bucs got their Second Miracle in the 2017 Draft after getting O.J. Howard, Rated and Ranked as my #2 MEARS RATING, in the 19th Selection in the First Round.
“I’m very surprised that Auclair was not Drafted,” Koetter said on Saturday at the Bucs Rookie Mini-Camp. “We had him with a Late-Round Draft Grade and we feel very fortunate to be able to get him. You look at Auclair and Howard standing out there, right next to each other, and they are two Really Good-Looking Players.”