The Buccaneers are pretty stacked at wide receiver as their offseason workouts kicked off. But who makes the final 53-man roster is another story.
Someone who may have an excellent shot at making the roster is former Florida State receiver Bobo Wilson. After spending the majority of last season on the practice squad, Wilson was called into the gameday roster for the final three games. He only managed a catch for 18 yards in that stretch.
Despite those stats, Wilson is committed to be better this offseason and head coach Dirk Koetter has taken notice.
“Bobo’s having one of the best offseasons of anybody. I said at the end of last year he was one of the most improved players,” Koetter said. “Two guys, receiver-wise, that stick out almost every day are Bobo Wilson and Freddie Martino. They’re going with the second group because we’ve got four guys going with the first group. So they get to go with Fitz [Ryan Fitzpatrick] and with Griff [Ryan Griffin], whoever’s working the second quarterback that day, and they’re getting a lot of balls thrown to them.”
Wilson made things a little shaky for himself at the beginning. During Hard Knocks, we saw the FSU product disappear on cut day. The front office and Koetter were patient as they waited for him to return. They kept him on the practice squad and Koetter let him know they wanted to work with him but his attitude needed to change.
It seemed as though Wilson took the advice of his coach and has made things easier on the coaching staff ever since.
“Bobo has gone from a guy that could only play one position to a guy that could play all three, which helps his chances,” said Koetter. “He’s just become so much more coachable. Part of that is knowing what you’re doing, it makes it easier to play fast, and he has no problem playing fast.”