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5 Standouts from Training Camp, August 23

A few players who impressed during the Buccaneers' training camp practice on Wednesday.

1. WR Chris Godwin
With Mike Evans sitting Wednesday's practice out, Godwin stepped in with the Buccaneers' first-team offense and had an impressive day. He caught a one-handed touchdown pass over Javien Elliott during one-on-one drills and caught a beautiful pass with his fingertips in the middle of the field during team drills near the end of practice.


  1. OL Evan Smith**
    The Buccaneers were without two starting offensive linemen on Wednesday: guard J.R. Sweezy and tackle Demar Dotson. Smith stepped in at one guard position while Kevin Pamphile moved from guard to tackle and Joe Hawley slid in at the other guard position. Smith has had a strong camp thus far and flashed on a run play, pulling and kicking out Kendell Beckwith.

3. TE Luke Stocker
Stocker laid an eye-catching hit on Gerald McCoy, putting him on the ground. It's worth noting that three different Buccaneers blocked McCoy at one point or another on that specific play. Stocker also caught a touchdown pass during seven-on-seven drills, hauling in a ball in traffic at the goal line.


  1. LB Lavonte David**
    The Buccaneers' run fit period usually belongs to David. He was in the backfield regularly, including at least two tackles for a loss. David also puched a ball out of Peyton Barber's hands on a passing play during team drills near the end of practice.

5. CB Javien Elliott
As mentioned above, Elliott was on the wrong end of Godwin's one-handed touchdown grab, but that was more a of an incredible play from Godwin than poor coverage from Elliott. During seven-on-seven drills, Elliott recorded an interception and during one-on-ones, he ripped a ball out of Shaq Hills' hands after the pass had already arrived. Elliott is battling with Robert McClain for the starting nickel corner job.

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