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5 Buccaneers to Watch at Rookie Mini-Camp

Who to keep an eye on when the Buccaneers' rookie mini-camp starts on Friday.

A look at the Buccaneers' rookies.


1. QB Jameis Winston (MORE)
It goes without saying that Winston will be the main attraction at the Buccaneers' mini-camp. On Friday and Saturday Winston, the No. 1 pick in this year's draft, will take the field for the first time in his No. 3 Buccaneers jersey and begin working with his new teammates. He will also begin dissecting Dirk Koetter's playbook, something he said he was looking forward to.

2. WR Kenny Bell (GET TO KNOW)
If you measure a players' success by their statistics, Kenny Bell is the best wide receiver to ever attend the University of Nebraska; he is the school's all-time leader in receptions (181) and receiving yards (2,689). The fifth-round draft pick will be one of four rookie wide receivers, not including tryout players, at mini-camp, all of whom are vying for playing time in a crowded wide receiver room.

3. DE Jamal Young (GET TO KNOW)
To say Young is raw might be a bit of an understatement. The undrafted free agent was a sprinter in college and never really played organized football before walking on to a Junior College team in 2013. But he's got size (6-4) and speed, desired traits for any pass-rusher.

4. OL Ali Marpet (GET TO KNOW)
In countless mock drafts, Marpet was graded as a second or third-round prospect. Sure, he played for a Division III school in college, but he proved he belonged during his trip to the Senior Bowl. During mini-camp, he will have another opportunity to showcase his skills against NFL-caliber players and reaffirm analysts' opinions that he was worthy of a top pick. 

5. RB Dominique Brown (GET TO KNOW)
Brown is a big, physical runner, but there isn't much film of him for the second half of the 2014 season. An undrafted free agent, Brown put together an excellent 2013 campaign. It will be interesting to see how he has progressed since earning significant playing time.

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