1 - WR - Mike Evans - Texas A&MPosted his eighth consecutive 1,000-yard season, the only player in NFL history to have done so to start a career. Selected to the Pro Bowl, his fourth, as a replacement and now also leads the Bucs in all-time touchdowns having broken his own season record in 2021. Undoubtedly the best receiver in franchise history and now leads the Bucs all-time in receptions, yards and receiving touchdowns.2 - TE - Austin Seferian-Jenkins - WashingtonWas the 38th overall selection of the 2014 draft but will go down as a bust in Buccaneer draft annals. Was released two weeks into the 2016 season after a DUI arrest having had two injured plagued seasons before that. Scored twice in the 2015 season opener against the Titans but showed his character with a TD reception against Minnesota in 2014 that was followed by a costly 15-yard penalty for the celebration routine he performed. Went on to play for the Jets and Jaguars before leaving the NFL for good.3 - RB - Charles Sims - West VirginiaServed as the Bucs' third down back for most of his four seasons in Tampa and saw only limited chances to carry the ball during the 2017 season. Had his best year in 2015 as the No.2 back and seeing extensive playing time behind Doug Martin forming the best one-two backfield tandem in franchise history. Was released in August 2018 following an injury settlement having signed a one-year deal to return to Tampa after finding no interest in free agency. Never played in the NFL again.5 - G - Kadeem Edwards - PurdueMade the 2014 roster as a rookie as a back-up on the offensive line but was a gameday inactive for the first nine weeks of the season before being placed on Injured Reserve. Also missed the entire 2015 season having been injured during the pre-season. Was released after 2015 and was briefly with both Jacksonville and Dallas but never played another NFL game.5 - T - Kevin Pamphile - Tennessee StateStarted for his final two years with the Buccaneers having worked his way up from a gameday inactive during his rookie season. Made his first starts as a tackle-eligible in run formations but then saw more playing time at guard and made one start at right tackle. His regular position for the Bucs was left guard but was allowed to leave as a free agent after his rookie contract expired. Started two games in 2018 for the Titans but was released after an injury-plagued season and never played in the NFL again.6 - WR - Robert Herron - Wyoming -Played in half of the games as a rookie but wound up mostly being a gameday inactive by the end of the season. Recorded his first NFL touchdown in the road game in New Orleans. Was the Bucs' 6th round pick of the 2014 draft having started 27 of his 42 career games at Wyoming with 152 catches for 2,030 yards. Did not make the 2015 team out of training camp and never played in the NFL again.
The 2014 Buccaneer draft reviewThe Bucs picked from 7th through 3rd in each round starting with the 13th pick in the first round. The 4th round pick was traded to the NY Jets for Darrelle Revis. The Bucs sent a 7th and 2015 5th round picks to Buffalo for an additional 5th round pick. The Bucs obtained a 6th round pick from Buffalo for Mike Willams. The Bucs sent a 6th round pick to Chicago for T Gabe Carimi.DRAFT ANALYSIS - When you select the best receiver in franchise history, then you are off to a good start. After that it was disappointing as Seferian-Jenkins was a bust. Sims and Pamphile both did well for their draft positions. GRADE: B