Tampa Bay Buccaneers

5 Standouts from Camp, August 4

A few notes from the Buccaneers' training camp practice on Thursday.

Wet ball, wet ballllll. pic.twitter.com/swpoME9vet

— Tampa Bay Buccaneers (@TBBuccaneers) August 4, 2016

1. OT Donovan Smith.
For the most part, an offensive lineman is doing their job if their name isn't brought up often. That has been the case for Donovan Smith, the Bucs- second-year left tackle, who has been impressive through one week of camp. On Thursday, despite rainy conditions, he had a few eye-opening plays, including a beautiful kick-out block on Noah Spence.

2. QB Jameis Winston.
During the Buccaneers' abbreviated practice, Winston was impressive. He connected on a handful of passes in the middle of the field, including two impressive tosses to Adam Humphries, and hooked up with Mike Evans a half-dozen times, including a 45-yard bomb down the left sideline for a touchdown. Apparently, he wasn’t bothered by footballs being wet.


  1. CB Brent Grimes.**
    Almost every day throughout the first day of camp, Grimes has stood out. During team drills shortly before practice was called, he made an impressive deflection on a pass from Winston intended for Vincent Jackson. Grimes has been working as the starter at corner alongside Alterraun Verner since arriving in Tampa Bay this spring.


McDougald had two big hits during Thursday's practice – one coming on Cameron Brate as he ran a route across the middle of the field and another on Doug Martin as he attempted a run off the right side of the line. McDougald has solidified his spot as one of the Buccaneers' starting safeties, a position he held a year ago.  

5. WR Freddie Martino.
Martino, who played for Head Coach Dirk Koetter when the two were in Atlanta together, has splash plays every now and then that really catch your eye. During one-on-one drills at the start of practice, he ran a beautiful route, nearly turned Javien Elliott completely around, before securing the catch.

Some of the best photos from the first week of Training Camp.

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