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5 Standouts from Training Camp, August 14

A few players who impressed during the Buccaneers' training camp practice with the Jaguars on Monday.

1. LB Kendell Beckwith
The Buccaneers were without Devante Bond, their starter for Week 1 of the preseason, due to an injury. Beckwith stepped in with the first-team defense in his place and had an excellent practice, recording an interception early in practice. Beckwith also tipped a pass that was ultimately intercepted by Jonathan Moxey. Many thought Beckwith would miss time during camp as he recovered from an injury and that Bond would have an edge in the competition because of that.

2. G Ali Marpet
Marpet has smoothly transitioned from guard, where he played his first two seasons, to center. He performed well against the Jaguars during one-on-one drills and stood out on a screen play during team drills. Jameis Winston dumped a pass to Doug Martin, and Marpet was quickly 10 yards downfield.


  1. DE George Johnson**
    Johnson will play a role within the Buccaneers' defense this season. How big of a role he plays will be determined by his performance during camp. Johnson performed well during two-on-two pass-rush drills, picking up at least two would-be sacks. Johnson has worked in a rotational pass-rusher so far during camp.

4. CB Ryan Smith
During the first team period of practice, Smith had back-to-back plays where he got his hands on a pass. Smith was able to intercept a tipped ball, and then batted away a pass on the very next play. Smith was primarily a safety last season, but has adjusted well to life as a full-time corner.

5. TE Antony Auclair
Auclair has had his moments during training camp where he's look really impressive. The Buccaneers' undrafted rookie tight end caught a touchdown during team drills at the end of practice, taking a pass from Ryan Fitzpartick down the right sideline for a score. Auclair is listed third on the depth chart at one of the two tight end positions.

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