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5 Standouts from Camp, August 1

A few players who impressed during the Bucs' training camp practice on Monday.

1. OT Demar Dotson
After an up-and-down season a year ago, Dotson has been impressive during training camp, especially since pads came on. He looked strong in pass protection during one-on-one drills, stonewalling Will Gholston on the first rep of the exercise. Dotson was also impressive blocking in space when the Buccaneers have called outside runs to his side. 

2. DT Clinton McDonald
Like Dotson, McDonald turned heads during onE-on-one pass-rush drills. Lined up against Joe Hawley, McDonald got five yards into the backfield before getting off his block and winning the rep. McDonald also picked up a sack during team drills later in practice. Throughout training camp, McDonald has worked as the starting defensive tackle alongside Gerald McCoy.


  1. TE Cameron Brate** After practice, Head Coach Dirk Koetter was asked to list players who he believed were the most consistent so far during training camp. One of those names he mentioned was Brate, who was very involved in the offense on Monday. Brate caught several passes working with the first and second teams, including an impressive catch across his body during seven-on-seven drills.4. CB Alterraun Verner
    For the second day in a row, Verner was among the top performers at practice. He picked up an interception on Sunday and followed that up with forcing another turnover on Monday morning. Verner was able to strip Charles Sims, recover the fumble and return it, in addition to breaking up a handful of passes during seven-on-seven and team drills. Verner's counterpart, Brent Grimes, has had a strong performance so far during camp as well.

5. DT Gerald McCoy
For the most part, McCoy could be on this list every practice. But he had a particularly strong practice on Monday, finding himself in the backfield on what seemed like every other play. After practice, Jameis Winston said he was impressed with McCoy's performance thus far and that having a perennial Pro Bowler at defensive tackle is helping the offense get better each and every day.

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