The Buccaneers signed wide receiver DeSean Jackson to a three-year, $33.5-million contract in March and drafted Penn State standout Chris Godwin in the third round of the 2017 draft. However, Winston couldn’t help but single out first-round pick O.J. Howard as a talent to watch, as he’s become enamored with his new target’s athleticism.
“They’re dynamic,” Winston said Saturday to NFL Network’s Tiffany Blackmon. “We haven’t had a true deep-threat guy in Tampa Bay and now we have DeSean. So we’re excited to throw him a couple bombs. O.J., man, he’s just a specimen. We’re privileged to have O.J. Howard.”
Winston said he’s never played with a player like Howard and believes he’ll make an immediate impact for the Buccaneers, who are looking to make the playoffs for the first time since 2007.
“We’re happy to have O.J. What he’s going to do to that team is going to be amazing,” Winston told reporters Saturday. “This is the fastest, most athletic 6-6, 255 guy I’ve ever seen in my life. It’s unreal.”
If early indications prove to be predictive, the Winston-Howard tandem could be a nightmare for years to come.
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