August 3, 2012; Tampa, FL, USA; Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Tiquan Underwood (11) runs during training camp at One Buc Place. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-US PRESSWIRE
Tiquan Underwood came up with a couple of nice catches in the first preseason game for the Bucs and shows signs of potential.
Tiquan Underwood showed good signs against the Miami Dolphins in the Bucs first preseason game. You see, Underwood is the other ex-Patriots wide receiver looking for a new role with a Florida team -- the one not named Chad.
He's the 253rd pick of the 2009 NFL Draft and hardly a household name, but unlike Johnson in Miami, he has the opportunity to leave an imprint on his new team.
Bucs Nation had this to say about Underwood in naming him one of the winners out of winners and losers of the first preseason game:
Two catches put Tiquan Underwood on the radar immediately: a 23-yard sideline catch against Cover 2 Man, behind cornerback Vontae Davis, in front of safety Reshad Jones. He fooled Davis on the route, got by him, and the pass was right on time. It was a good play, and one that is a staple way to attack any Cover 2 defense. The second catch was a lot more impressive: he got down the middle of the field, ran by cornerback Sean Smith, then caught the ball despite getting sandwiched by Smith and safety Jimmy Wilson. He wanted that ball, and took it away. Very impressive, and Underwood looks like he could be a difference maker this season.