Austin Seferian-Jenkins: It Always Feels ‘Real’ Opposite Michael Johnson and Gerald McCoy

Tampa Bay Buccaneers rookie tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins has had a steep learning curve in training camp. After missing the offseason program due to finishing coursework at the University of Washington, he’s had to catch on quickly with his new team. Here, he talks about how much tight ends coach Jon Embree and some of his teammates on the defensive side of the ball have helped him make the transition into the NFL.

“It always feels real when you put out Michael Johnson across from me and Gerald McCoy,” Seferian-Jenkins laughed. He also praised Embree, the first coach he’s ever had who played at the NFL level and knows what it takes.

Last season in Cleveland, Embree helped Jordan Cameron reach the Pro Bowl.

“He’s really helped me take my game to the next level…He’s the best coach I’ve ever had.”