Riders draft pick Anthony Auclair expected to make Bucs roster

Saskatchewan Roughriders draft pick Anthony Auclair is expected to be named to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 53-man roster this afternoon, per sources.

Auclair signed as an undrafted free agent with the Buccaneers immediately after the 2017 NFL draft. Saskatchewan selected him in the fourth round, 30th overall in the 2017 CFL draft.

The six-foot-five, 254-pounder 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 travelled to Quebec City to see Auclair perform at his pro day. That made 10 NFL teams bring him in for a visit.

During training camp in Tampa Bay, Auclair performed well while sharing his Canadian pride.

 

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