A look at a few of the players invited to tryout for the Buccaneers 2015 Rookie Mini-Camp.
READ: FULL TRYOUT LIST1. WR Donteea Dye, Heidleberg
There is plenty to like about Dye, a former Division 3 receiver out of Heidleberg University in Ohio. He has the speed to take the top off a defense, reportedly being clocked as fast as 4.28 in the 40-yard dash. He's also got a nose for the big play; in each of his final three seasons he caught a touchdown from 60 yards out or further and his junior season, he averaged 25 yards per catch.
2. RB Braylon Heard, Kentucky
In his first game in a Kentucky uniform, Heard carried the ball twice – for 116 yards and two touchdowns. But he saw limited action in his first and only season after transferring from Nebraska, and only carried the ball 72 times. He did show desirable versatility, catching the ball out of the backfield and returning kicks.
3. K Will Oliver, Colorado
Oliver finished his college career as the No. 2 player on Colorado's all-time scoring list and as the first player in school history to lead the team in scoring for four straight seasons. He converted on 92 percent of his kicks as a senior, earning honorable mention All-Pac-12 honors.
4. LB Justin Shirk, Bloomsburg
Greg Gabriel, a writer for the National Football Post, is familiar with Division II Bloomsburg University after scouting current Saints guard Jahri Evans there. He believes that "Shirk is a better linebacker than Evans was an offensive lineman." Shirk initially accepted a track scholarship to throw the javelin at Oklahoma, but transferred for an opportunity to get back on the football field. He was a four-year starter at inside linebacker for Bloomsburg and recorded 123 tackles as a senior, the third-most in school history.