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5 Standouts from Training Camp, August 24

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


  1. DT Stevie Tu'ikolovatu**
    Based on his performance during training camp, it would be surprising to see Tu'ikolovatu not on the 53-man roster. During one-on-one drills on Thursday, Tu'ikolovatu beat Joe Hawley on one play, then pushed Mike Liedtke five yards into the backfield on the next. It would take a careful examination of all summer's film to find Tu'ikolovatu moving backwards from the line of scrimmage.


Pictures of fans at the Buccaneers' training camp practice on Wednesday.

  1. CB Robert McClain**
    There are two players at the front of the race for the No. 3 corner job, and both players had a strong practice on Thursday. McClain worked mostly with the starters while Javien Elliott rotated in, but Elliott has taken plenty of first-team reps himself. McClain had perfect coverage on Donteea Dye on a deep route during one-on-one drills and broke up a pass during team drills later in the practice.

3. K Nick Folk
Both of the Buccaneers' kickers attempted five field goals during special teams drills and Folk hit all five of his attempts. Even more impressive was the fact that all five field goals were on the skinny goalposts, not the regulation-sized ones. Folk did miss a field goal earlier in practice, though.


  1. OT Leonard Wester**
    Wester has shown enough improvement that he should be the favorite to win the job as the Bucs' swing tackle. Fron a physical standpoint, he's one of the biggest players on the team. He's capable of playing both tackle positions as well. During one-on-one drills, Wester stood up George Johnson on back-to-back plays.

5. DE Noah Spence
Simply put, Spence is too quick for many offensive linemen to get their hands on him. He blew past Liedtke on one play during one-on-ones and has been working in with the Buccaneers' first-team defense. Spence has drawn high praise from his teammates, who believe double-digit sacks are attainable for the second-year player.

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