Canadian tight end Antony Auclair shining in Florida heat

If Antony Auclair continues to perform he could be catching passes from Jameis Winston this season.

The Laval University product was originally signed as an undrafted free agent by the Buccaneers. Saskatchewan drafted Auclair in the fourth round, 30th overall in the 2017 CFL draft.

With what Auclair has shown so far in training camp, Bucs followers are believing he can make the team.

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12 Comments on Canadian tight end Antony Auclair shining in Florida heat

  1. A long shot for AA but in the right place at the right time anything is possible. At the very least he should make the PR if things go well.

  2. IMAN ICE HORSIE // August 9, 2017 at 11:57 am //

    Looks like another draft failure for Chris Jones

    • grumblingaboutgreen // August 9, 2017 at 4:58 pm //

      leave it to JONES to draft a player at a position like TIGHT END that doesnt EXIST in todays CFL and then have to COMPETE with american teams who can actually make USE of him at the position hes TRAINED for. MEANWHILE the attempts to even out the international TRADE DEFICIT by hiring americans are basically BLUNDERS such as the vince young DEBACLE. its got to be FRUSTRATING for the rider fans to watch the teams so called LEADERSHIP participate in this OBVIOUS buffonery and fritter away the riders MONEY chance of success and eventually REPUTATION!

    • Meh, they took a chance knowing he might stick down south. But should he end up not sticking in the NFL he’s Regina bound. I’m not losing any sleep over this.

  3. AA could play slot or even H Back like Lavoie in the Canadian game. This dude is a flat out stud. No doubt he is good enough to at least make NFL practice roster this year. Bucs have 1 and 2 TE locked with Howard and Brate. AA will have to show it on special teams.

  4. even if he doesn’t report until 3 years later, a fourth round pick for this guy would be a steal. Low risk, high potential return, probably one of Jones’ smarter moves overall.

  5. IMAN ICE HORSIE // August 10, 2017 at 12:12 am //

    Could be a reward down the road. However the riders needed help NOW!
    The results of this poor draft are reflected in a 2-4 record

  6. If teams in CFL count on draft turning their season around , they are in trouble. His is not the NFL. Not many national rookies come in and make a big impact. Mostly role players.

  7. Colour me green // August 10, 2017 at 1:19 am //

    Most draft picks never make it on a CFL team! Every pick is a roll of the dice! How is it possible some of you don’t understand this concept. A guy drafted #1 may not make it in his position while s guy drafted at #100 or never drafted can make the team. This applies to every team. Sad this isn’t understood.

  8. Well…a lot of people don’t understand a lot of things and it often shows in these posts. The CFL draft is always a crapshoot (as is the NHL, MLB, NFL, yadda, yadda, yadda). Far as the Riders go, Cameron Judge should be a good one…if not at LB, then on special teams. Bladek will also be a good one and next year Mitch Picton should shore up the Canadian receiving corps. That’s not a bad draft. Why not take a shot at Auclair? Canadian draftees rarely start their first year anyway…on any team. People (so-called fans) are not in any way patient and given the last few years I can see why…however…Jones is starting from scratch and this will take THREE years to show competitive form. We’re not halfway thru year two. Jones has drafted stud athletes…but the question becomes can you turn a great athlete into a great player. A guy with physical tools will not beat a guy with experience at a position…but given time, once they learn the position, things turn the other way. Jones’ gamble is whether or not this player strategy pans out. We’ll have a good idea about this year come Labour Day, but we won’t know about the success of Jones’ cunning plan til Labour Day 2018. At this point, all bets are off as to his future. The defense will come around. The last item on the shopping list may be at QB…and we might already have one in the cupboard.

  9. justforkicks // August 10, 2017 at 2:07 pm //

    Not many Canadians make it in the NFL so the Auclair draft was a good choice. He’s staying active and competing against high caliber players so if or when he comes back to the CFL he will be a value player. As pointed out we would not see him on our field this year anyway. But then I’m a fan and no expert.
    (expert – horse of another colour)

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