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5 Buccaneers to Watch Against Jacksonville

A few players to keep an eye on during the Buccaneers' second preseason game.


The Buccaneers' depth chart for their preseason match-up against the Browns.

  1. LB Kendell Beckwith**
    With Devante Bond still in a knee brace as of Tuesday, Beckwith should be getting the start for the Buccaneers at outside linebacker alongside Kwon Alexander and Lavonte David. Based on this week's Hard Knocks episode, it appears that Defensive Coordinator Mike Smith has not been pleased with the performance of Bond or Beckwith thus far. Also keep an eye on Cameron Lynch, who took some first-team reps at SAM during Tuesday's training canp practice.


  1. K Zach Hocker**
    The Buccaneers released Roberto Aguayo following their first preseason game and all signs point to Nick Folk being the team's kicker this season. Tampa Bay brought in another kicker, Hocker, to compete with Folk and this will be Hocker's first game in pewter and red.

3. WR Mike Evans
Evans was about as dominant as a wide receiver could be during the Buccaneers' joint training camp practices with the Jaguars. It seemed like a ball was thrown his way once every other play and, whether or not he was open, Evans usually came down with the ball. It will be interesting to see how long Evans is in the game. He could be on the field for most of the first half.


  1. RB Jeremy McNichols**
    The Buccaneers know what they have in their top three running backs. Doug Martin, Charles Sims and Jacquizz Rodgers have plenty of NFL experience under their belt and are shoe-ins to make the 53-man roster. McNichols has a similar skillset as Sims; both players are third-down backs who thrive in the passing game. With Martin serving a suspension to start the regular season, it wouldn't be surprising to see McNichols get a few extra reps against the Jaguars.

5. CBs Jonathan Moxey
The undrafted rookie has been performing well during camp – well enough to get a shout out from Head Coach Dirk Koetter following the Bucs' second training camp practice in Jacksonville. If Moxey wants a spot on the 53-man roster, he'll been to perform well on special teams. Also keep an eye on fellow undrafted rookie cornerback, Maurice Fleming.

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