On Sunday evening, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers signed former Oklahoma State receiver Jhajuan Seales, who had initially signed with the Chicago Bears as an undrafted free agent but has since been released.
When Jhajuan Seales went undrafted, it wasn’t nearly as much about talent or production as it was his off-field issues in the past. Seales had two arrests during his sophomore and junior seasons with the Cowboys — one for public intoxication in 2014 when he and a teammate were found passed out in a drive-thru lane, and another in 2015 for a DUI with a breath alcohol content of .08.
Seales was productive for a freshman with the Pokes, catching 39 passes for 571 yards and three touchdowns, but would only catch 36 passes for 649 yards and five touchdowns combined in the next two seasons, with James Washington, a top 2018 draft prospect, taking away a good chunk of his targets. As a senior, however, Seales managed to have his best season yet, catching 37 passes for 615 yards and four scores — leaving what he had on the field for NFL teams to decide.
At his Pro Day, Seales turned heads again, running a 4.51 forty-yard dash with a 1.56 10-yard split, jumped a 41.5” vertical and benched 20 reps of 225 pounds, solidifying himself as a “freak athlete.” Seales still had questions about his off field issues, however, and went undrafted. With Seales signing with the Bucs today, I figured I’d give a full breakdown of what he can bring to the table, and if I think he can compete for the fifth or sixth receiver job.
This play is Seales’ bread and butter — despite being only 6’0” and 206 pounds, he’s got a…
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