The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have been incredibly active this offseason signing wide receiver after wide receiver to create a lot of competition in training camp. Eric Page is the latest addition. Page was an undrafted free agent who signed with the Denver Broncos last season but tore an ACL in training camp and did not play last year.
Page looks like a typical, Wes Welker-style slot receiver. He's undersized at 5'10", 186 lbs but he has good straight-line speed and outstanding short-area quickness which should allow him to work the middle of the field as an underneath receiver. He was incredibly productive in college, catching 304 passes for 3,276 yards and 25 touchdowns in three years at Toledo -- but production like that doesn't necessarily mean much at that level. What's more intriguing is his ability as a kick and punt returner, where he received All-Mid-American Conference honors. The Bucs currently have no reliable returners.
Page will compete in training camp with the many other third wide receivers: David Douglas, Kevin Ogletree, Chris Owusu, Steve Smith and Tiquan Underwood will be his main competition. Of course, the addition of this many third receiver may make it unlikely that the Bucs select a receiver high in the 2013 NFL draft.