Watch: Buccaneers Luke Stocker Talks About Tight End Depth

The tight end group is stacked with talent for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers going into the 2017 season.

Sports Talk Florida caught up with tight end Luke Stocker to talk about the Bucs offense and 2017 goals. Stocker joined the Bucs in 2011 when he was selected in the fourth round and has been working to improve each year.

“Just try to be a dominant blocker at the point of attack, be versatile, play fullback,” Stocker said when explaining this year’s work.

To play alongside Stocker and tight end Cameron Brate, the Bucs drafted O.J. Howard in the first round giving the tight end position a lot of added depth.

“We’re really deep, we’ve always had talent here, but as far as how deep we have on the roster, the amount of talent we have is pretty fun to be apart of,” said Stocker.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers tight end Luke Stocker (88) during an NFL football training camp practice Saturday, July 29, 2017, in Tampa, Fla. Photo: AP Photo/Chris O’Meara.

While the tight end group is booming, the Bucs also added depth to the wide receiver position setting up quarterback Jameis Winston with a lot of targets.

The atmosphere has changed with the changes the Bucs made this offseason, and it’s starting to feel similar to back when the Bucs had a Super Bowl team. In fact, Stocker even believes Super Bowl expectations are within reach.

“I think it would be crazy for you to come out and put all this hard work in without expectations.”

The Bucs will kick off preseason play on August 11 in Cincinnati at 7:30 p.m.

Allison Leslie is a University of South Florida graduate with a bachelors degree in Mass Communications. She joined Genesis in 2016. With a passion for sports, Allison has interned with 620 WDAE, Pewter Report, Trifecta Team: St. Petersburg Bowl, Bullscast, and many other publications. Being a native to the Bay Area, she has followed and supported Tampa Bay teams her whole life.