Buccaneers Sign Fifth-Round WR Justin Watson

Jenna Laine of ESPN reports that the Buccaneers have agreed to terms with Pennsylvania WR Justin Watson on a four-year rookie contract.

Watson is the first of Tampa Bay’s eight draft picks to sign their rookie contract.

Rd Pick Player Pos. Status
1 12 Vita Vea DT
2 38 Ronald Jones RB
2 53 M.J. Stewart CB
2 63 Carlton Davis CB
3 94 Alex Cappa OL
4 117 Jordan Whitehead S
5 144 Justin Watson WR  Signed
6 202 Jack Cichy LB

Watson is the record holder at Pennsylvania University in receptions, receiving yards, receiving touchdowns, and all-purpose yards. According to Overthecap.com, Watson received a four-year rookie contract worth $2,761,736 including a signing bonus of $301,736.

During his four-year college career at Pennsylvania, Watson recorded 286 receptions for 3,777 yards receiving (13.2 YPC) and 33 touchdowns.

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