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5 Standouts from Mini-Camp Practices

Who impressed during the Bucs' mandatory mini-camp last week?

The best photos from the Buccaneers' 2015 mini-camp practices.

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As a rookie, Winston has had a lot to digest since arriving in Tampa as the Buccaneers' first-round draft pick at the start of May. But he's shown steady progression, from the start of rookie mini-camp through OTAs and culminating at mandatory mini-camp last week. Over the course of the two-day mini-camp, Winston was impressive with his ability to fit mid to short-range passes into tight windows, particularly in the red zone.

2. WR Russell Shepard
Throughout the Bucs' mini-camp, Shepard had been one of the most active wide receivers on the field. Last season, Shepard's talents on special teams helped him make the Bucs' 53-man roster, and he soon became one of the team's best players on that unit. Shepard, who didn't become a full-time wide receiver until the end of his college career, appears to be developing into a consistent player on the offensive side of the ball, too.

3. LB Danny Lansanah
Head Coach Lovie Smith preaches how important turnovers are to a defense. And all Danny Lansanah did throughout mini-camp was produce them; throughout the two practices, it was routine to see Lansanah intercept a pass. Fellow linebacker Bruce Carter called him, "The master of interceptions," during OTAs.

4. S Bradley McDougald
At the end of the 2014 season, McDougald came on strong, starting the last five games of the season and earning 50 tackles, the eighth-most on the team. For most of OTAs, the Bucs employed D.J. Swearinger and Chris Conte as the team's two first-team safeties, but McDougald slowly started working in with the first group as mini-camp got under way.

5. TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins
Seferian-Jenkins had a strong performance last Wednesday during the Bucs' second mini-camp practice. No pads were worn, so his progress in the blocking game wasn't apparent. But he did look impressive running routes and made a handful of difficult catches.

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