Bucs’ Jackson Showing He Can Be Complete Receiver

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — After spending much of his career establishing himself as one of the NFL’s top deep threats, Tampa Bay receiver Vincent Jackson is proving there’s a lot more to his game.

The ninth-year pro is entering his second season with the Buccaneers, who are taking advantage of his size, strength and speed to give opposing defenses fits all over the field.

The 6-foot-5, 230-pound Jackson had a career-best 72 receptions for 1,384 yards and eight touchdowns a year ago, averaging a league-leading 19.2 yards per catch and helping Tampa Bay set team records in several offensive categories, including passing yards, total yards and points scored.

And he did it by being willing to run routes in the middle of the field, as well as running past defenders on the outside.

Source: Associated Press