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Austin Seferian-Jenkins | Tight End

Team: Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Age / DOB:  (21) / 9/29/1992
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 262
College: Washington
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Bucs OC Jeff Tedford says rookie TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins has been a quick study in camp despite missing spring practices due to the University of Washington's late graduation.
Lovie Smith expressed concern about how far behind ASJ was at the start of training camp, but he's come along fast. "I could tell he was studying when he was away," said Tedford. Seferian-Jenkins should position himself to start Week 1 if he plays well this preseason. He's competing with Brandon Myers to be Tampa Bay's in-line tight end, with Tim Wright in the flex/move position. Aug 3 - 7:29 PM

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After visiting Bucs camp Wednesday, NFL Network's Daniel Jeremiah came away believing team brass is "pumped" about second-round TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins, who is "picking things up quickly."

Coach Lovie Smith stated at the start of camp that ASJ was "behind a lot" after missing spring work due to the University of Washington's late graduation. Things have apparently changed in a hurry for Seferian-Jenkins, who "made a lot of plays" during Wednesday's workouts. At 6'6/252 with a 37 1/2-inch vertical, ASJ is a rookie to monitor in touchdown-heavy fantasy leagues.
Jul 30 - 11:18 PM

Coach Lovie Smith said second-round TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins is "behind a lot."

Seferian-Jenkins's surgically-repaired foot is fine, but he's trying to learn the playbook and get into football shape at the same time. His curve has been slowed by the University of Washington's late graduation. Look for ASJ to be a role player in Week 1 before gradually passing Brandon Myers and Tim Wright.
Jul 28 - 12:04 PM

Pewter Report's Scott Reynolds "would be very surprised" if TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins (foot) isn't ready for the first week of training camp.

Seferian-Jenkins missed OTAs and minicamp due to Washington's late graduation. The time off should have allowed him to fully recover from the foot injury that forced him out of the Combine. ASJ doesn't project for many targets in the Bucs' run-based offense, but could be an immediate red-zone contributor. He'll enter camp behind Brandon Myers and Tim Wright. Seferian-Jenkins will push for early-season snaps even if he isn't the Week 1 starter.
Jul 19 - 6:43 PM

Buccaneers TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins (foot) is "confident" he will be ready for training camp.

"I feel really good. My foot feels really good," Seferian-Jenkins said. "I've been running routes, doing all the exercise and workout drills that they've asked me to do. I feel very comfortable." ASJ missed all of Bucs OTAs and minicamp because of Washington's late graduation, so he will likely be behind Brandon Myers and Tim Wright when camp begins. He should push for snaps early, though, and could develop into a red-zone threat as soon as this season. Seferian-Jenkins is a TE2 flier in redraft formats.
Jul 10 - 12:47 PM

Second-round pick Austin Seferian-Jenkins missed all of Bucs OTAs and minicamp due to the University of Washington's late graduation.

Seferian-Jenkins will therefore be behind Brandon Myers and Tim Wright when training camp starts, though we'd expect him to push for early-season snaps, even if he isn't an every-down player when the season opens. We'll find out more about ASJ's rookie-year outlook in August. For now, he's a lower-end fantasy TE2. Seferian-Jenkins' long-term projection remains as a high-scoring TE1.
Jun 23 - 1:05 PM

Buccaneers signed No. 38 overall pick Austin Seferian-Jenkins to a four-year contract.

Standing 6'5 1/2, 262, Seferian-Jenkins will join Vincent Jackson and rookie Mike Evans to form the most physically intimidating pass-catching corps in the NFL. Intimidating is all Seferian-Jenkins is likely to be his rookie year, though. Rookie tight ends traditionally take time to acclimate, and Seferian-Jenkins will struggle for looks in Jeff Tedford's run-based offense. ASJ has Dynasty upside, but he is no more than a TE2 flier in redraft formats.
Jun 12 - 8:49 PM

Second-round TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins is considered the favorite to start Week 1.

If Seferian-Jenkins doesn't beat out Brandon Myers, Tim Wright and Luke Stocker for the gig, it would be a massive disappointment. Still, the Year 1 ceiling isn't tremendously high as rookie tight ends typically struggle to make a passing-game impact and Jeff Tedford is set to employ a run-based offense. ASJ profiles as a TE2 flier initially, with serious TE1 upside down the road.
Source: ESPN.com
May 21 - 8:55 AM

Bucs second-round pick Austin Seferian-Jenkins (foot) was a limited participant in last week's rookie minicamp.

Seferian-Jenkins underwent surgery in late February to repair a stress fracture in his left foot and was slapped with an eight-week timetable. The 6-foot-6 former basketball player is fully expected to be 100 percent before training camp.
May 19 - 10:55 AM

Buccaneers selected Washington TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins with the No. 38 overall pick in the NFL draft.

Seferian-Jenkins (6-foot-5 1/2, 262) won the 2013 Mackey Award as the nation's top tight end, finishing his three-year career with 146 catches for 1,840 yards (12.6 YPR) and 21 touchdowns. He missed the Combine due to a stress fracture in his foot, but reportedly ran a 4.56 forty with a 37 1/2-inch vertical in a pre-draft private workout -- mind-boggling measurables at his size. "ASJ" dabbled in basketball early in his UW career, and has long arms (33 3/4"). While his tape suggests Seferian-Jenkins plays closer to 4.7, his red-zone dominance can't be disputed, and he has tools to develop into an impact blocker. He profiles as an NFL mismatch creator and future TE1 in fantasy. The Buccaneers are building a figurative basketball team on offense, with 6-foot-5 wideouts Vincent Jackson and Mike Evans, and 6-foot-6 Seferian-Jenkins at tight end.
May 9 - 7:43 PM

According to Packer Report, Washington TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins clocked a 4.56 forty-yard dash during a Friday workout with the Jets.

We're always wary of misinformation this time of year, but Packer Report's source is ex-NFL scout Dave-Te' Thomas, who has a solid reputation as far as we can tell. Seferian-Jenkins weighed in at 6-foot-6, 271, making the 4.56 mind blowing even if you account for a potentially "fast track." ASJ added a ridiculous 37 1/2-inch vertical, per the report. The 2013 Mackey Award winner did not test at the Combine due to foot surgery to repair a stress fracture. We expect Seferian-Jenkins to be a second-round draft pick.
Source: Scout.com
Apr 28 - 3:25 PM

Washington TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins (foot surgery) says he's "completely healed," and two weeks ahead of schedule in his rehab.

Seferian-Jenkins underwent surgery to repair a stress fracture in late February. The 2013 Mackey Award winner is considered a day-two prospect. His health appears unlikely to haunt his draft position.
Apr 17 - 10:15 PM

Washington TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins underwent surgery Friday to repair a stress fracture in his left foot.

Doctors discovered the injury at the Combine, and the 2013 Mackey Award winner was disallowed from participating. Seferian-Jenkins' recovery timetable is eight weeks, making it possible "ASJ" won't work out for scouts before May's draft. The Huskies' Pro Day is on April 2. Seferian-Jenkins continues to look like a second-day prospect in a draft class teeming with talented tight ends.
Source: CBS Sports
Feb 28 - 5:40 PM

Washington TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins sat out most on-field drills at the Combine due to a fracture in his foot.

Julio Jones performed all Combine drills with a fracture in his foot before the 2011 draft, so ASJ's injury must be more serious. There's no word on whether Seferian-Jenkins will require surgery, though we're guessing he's taking the rest-and-rehab approach. Seferian-Jenkins measured in at 6-foot-5 1/2 and 262 pounds with 33 3/4-inch arms. He's a second-day draft prospect.
Feb 22 - 5:15 PM

Washington TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins measured 6-foot-5 1/2 and 262 pounds at the NFL Combine weigh-in.

He has lineman-like 33 3/4-inch arms and an 80-inch wingspan. There has been some concern about Seferian-Jenkins' speed and YAC ability, but he was dynamite in the red zone and projects as a potential double-digit touchdown scorer in the pros. We're interested to see his forty time. He's a day-two prospect.
Feb 20 - 4:30 PM

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4Lavelle Hawkins
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WR21Mike Evans
2Louis Murphy
3Eric Page
4Tommy Streeter
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TE1Brandon Myers
2Austin Seferian-Jenkins
3Tim Wright
4Luke Stocker
5Cameron Brate
K1Connor Barth
2Patrick Murray