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5 Standouts from Training Camp, July 31

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

Pictures from the Buccaneers' training camp practice on Sunday.

1. DE Robert Ayers
Ayers has clearly been waiting a very long time for the pads to come back on. The Buccaneers were in full pads on Monday after wearing shoulder pads the day before and Ayers was disruptive throughout the entire practice. He recorded a tackle for a loss early on in team drills and performed well working against Donovan Smith in one-on-ones. Monday was the first time the Buccaneers' offensive and defensive linemen squared off in one-on-ones since the start of camp.

2. TE Antony Auclair
The Buccaneers are very deep at tight end, but Auclair is making his case to be on the Bucs' opening day roster. He's been taking the majority of his snaps with the Bucs' second-team offense and performed well in the passing game during OTAs and mini-camp. Auclair's blocking ability was on full display on Monday, and he appears more than capable of handling the responsibility.


  1. OT Demar Dotson**
    The Bucs have come to depend on Dotson to be a reliable, consistent player at right tackle. Throughout camp thus far, he hasn't jumped off the page, but that's largely because he quietly handles his responsibilities and seldom gets beat. Dotson was impressive during one-on-one drills, stonewalling Will Gholston at the start of the drill and winning all, or most, of his reps.

4. DT Gerald McCoy
Like Ayers, McCoy was dominant when the pads finally came on. He was a staple in the backfield and handled most of his opponents during one-on-one drills. The Bucs have shown packages with both McCoy and Ayers lined up on the inside during camp, similar to their philosophies a year ago.

5. P Bryan Anger
Anger has established himself as one of the best in the game. even ranked him among the top punters of all-time, despite the fact that he's still playing. Rain was coming down hard at practice, but Anger was still booming his punts. His kicks were going further than the Jugs machine. 

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