Riders draft pick Auclair makes sweet one-handed grab at Bucs mini-camp

Former Laval tight end Antony Auclair made a sweet one-handed grab at Tampa Bay Buccaneers rookie mini-camp.

The six-foot-five, 254-pounder was in Tampa last weekend showcasing his skills with other first-year players after signing with the club in April. He was selected in the fourth round, 30th overall, by the Saskatchewan Roughriders in last Sunday’s CFL Draft.

Auclair appears to have caught the eye of Bucs coach Dirk Koetter, who told the Tampa Bay Times that they like his size.

“I’m very surprised he wasn’t drafted. We had him with a draftable grade and we feel very fortunate to get him. You look at him and (first-round pick) O.J. (Howard) standing right next to each other, two really good-looking guys.”

Auclair had 17 catches for 229 yards and two touchdowns in eight regular season games for the Rouge et Or last year. He recorded a team-high 70 receiving yards and one touchdown in Laval’s 2016 Vanier Cup championship victory.

Then he garnered an invite to the East-West Shrine Game. After showing well in Florida, 17 NFL teams traveled to Quebec City to see Auclair perform at his pro day. That made 10 NFL teams bring him in for a visit.

Justin Dunk

Justin Dunk

Justin Dunk was a five-year starter at quarterback for the University of Guelph. He covers the league for Sportsnet and 3DownNation.
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22 Comments on Riders draft pick Auclair makes sweet one-handed grab at Bucs mini-camp

  1. Where are all the sensitive Rider fans complaining about this mention of one of their prospects?

    • Ladd Law // May 12, 2017 at 12:25 pm //

      Childish, we only complain about the haters, and there are way too many. Some should get a life, take a pill, counselling or whatever it takes to release the obsession they have with the Riders. Just be a fan of the team you like. No need to bash other teams or fans.

      • I think this site is probably the best site for giving CFL fans news about the league and it continually gets bashed by Rider fans. I think it is reasonable to stand up for those who are doing so much for us when the historical media sources are completely drying up.

        • LMAO the best???…if you think this is the best you really lead a sheltered life

  2. Good hand(s)! Though I want him to suit up in green I hope he gets a fair shot and does well in Tampa.

  3. Scottsask // May 12, 2017 at 1:56 pm //

    Well said

  4. Scottsask // May 12, 2017 at 3:10 pm //

    Rider fans don’t bash the site specifically. It’s just sad that when Chris Jones eats a cheeseburger it’s huuuuge news. When was the last time there was an article on the possibly soon to be defunct Toronto team? What’s going on there anyway, no one knows? Who is in line for the commissioners job? Are these not stories worth exploring? I guess not. Now back to more about players that have yet to suit up for the Riders. What did Cameron Judge do at Texans Rookie camp today?

    • mrnehnehincognito // May 12, 2017 at 9:38 pm //

      Soon to be Defuncted Toronto team? This is news to me! Last I saw Argos were part of the maple leaf sports group and well funded. Also I don,t remember any stories about Jones eating hamburgers (although I would agree this isn’t news worthy; by the looks of him this is a regular occurrence). The only stories about Jones I remember are ones of cheating and high profile yet questionable moves.
      Are you fishing for stories Scottsask?

      • The Argos may be “well funded” but the owners aren’t going to keep a franchise alive in the biggest market in Canada with 12,000 fans attending games. The are part of a major ownership group and they won’t hesitate to pull the plug if losses keep adding up.
        The days of millionaires owning teams and not worrying about the losses is over.
        The Argos are in deep trouble and you can’t ignore that.

  5. mrnehnehincognito // May 12, 2017 at 3:37 pm //

    Fact is Rider fans cannot stand criticism of their team. They hate hearing the truth. This site offer fair and equal opportunity for fans to express thoughts/opinions. They think the world should be like riderville where participants are screened and a single disparaging word will get you booted off.

    FYI nice catch ,but not indicative of a real game. If he made a catch like that at riders camp he’s already qualify for the Plaza of Honour. He’d be number 653 added.

  6. Scottsask // May 12, 2017 at 4:05 pm //

    You are just precious, let’s hear some more.

  7. Scottsask // May 12, 2017 at 4:07 pm //

    So what did Cameron Judge do at Texans Rookie camp today? You know everything else. Let’s hear more!

    • mrnehnehincognito // May 12, 2017 at 4:24 pm //

      I don’t know. I really don’t care to seek that info myself. But if one of the great contributors of 3DownNaton wants to write something or post an article on it I’d love to read it. Maybe you could contribute a story about it Scottsask!

  8. Horsepoo don’t you find it ironic that the Stamps motto is whatever it takes? Yet you bash the Riders who do whatever it takes as well. Given the amount you comment on here, youre likely an unemployed Albertan with all the time in the world.

    • mrnehnehincognito // May 12, 2017 at 4:44 pm //

      My employment situation is of no concern to you Jim.
      Can argue with you though. Chris Jones will do whatever it takes. Including breaking the law. But he has yet to get it done!

  9. Billinburlington // May 13, 2017 at 12:03 am //

    All the best Anthony in your NFL career. May it be a long and successful one.

  10. mrnehnehincognito // May 13, 2017 at 10:52 am //

    Hilarious, now they’re all complaining about the placement of their bye weeks. Like the riders are the only team to ever get a crappy schedule. Amazing

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