Tampa top receiver Jackson to draw crowd

Tampa top receiver Jackson to draw crowd

Published Aug. 15, 2012 2:49 p.m. ET

Vincent Jackson was signed to be a No. 1 receiver, something the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have rarely had in nearly four decades in the NFL.

Jackson, who proved a deep threat in seven seasons with the San Diego Chargers, is the only proven veteran on a young receiving corps that will look to him for leadership and touchdowns.

The Bucs plan to line him up in several different spots. Coach Greg Schiano expects the 6-foot-5 Jackson to attract plenty of defensive attention, making it important that other receivers emerge to ''make people pay'' for double teams.