Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Standouts from Training Camp, August 1

Five players who caught our eye during the Bucs' first training camp practice.

The Buccaneers moved practice to the University of South Florida for the first day of Training Camp.

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](http://www.buccaneers.com/trainingcamp/index.html)1. QB Jameis WinstonFor the first time in his NFL career, Winston took the field as the Bucs' offical starter; on Friday, Head Coach Lovie Smith announced that Winston would be taking the Bucs' first-team reps. Winston had a good first day of practice, despite heavy rain, and had success working with his tight ends in the middle of the field. 2. G Garrett Gilkey**
There were a few different combinations of players used along the offensive line during OTAs and mini-camp, but Coach Smith said that was done purposefully to help the team evaluate their players. Smith added that the players who ran with the ones during training camp had an early lead to be the starter at their respective positions. Lining up at right guard with the first team during the Bucs' first training camp wasn't Ali Marpet, the team's second-round draft pick, or Kadeem Edwards, who many believed would battle the rookie for the job – it was Gilkey. It's difficult to analyze Gilkey's performance as the players practiced in just helmets. But it should be easier on Sunday, when the Bucs are expected to be practicing in pads.


  1. WR Mike Evans*
    Evans had one of the best receptions of the night, extending his body out to pull in a 25-yard pass in the middle of the field from Jameis Winston. Guard Logan Mankins could be heard from the other side of the field, joking, "You really *do
    have hands, Mike." Evans caught a few passes more passes and enjoyed a successful first day of camp.

4. WR Rannell Hall
The Bucs have a small army in the wide receiver room, and Hall might have had the best practice of any of those players. With rain coming down heavily at times, a few players had difficulty hauling in passes. But Hall performed well; he had a few nice catches, including a deep ball down the left sideline. Hall, an undrafted free agent out of Central Florida, will be battling for a roster spot as camp carries on.

5. OT Kevin Pamphile
Like Gilkey, Pamphile is fighting off a rookie to earn a starting spot on the offensive line. And like Gilkey, he began training camp working with the ones. Pamphile will be tested by rookie Donovan Smith, but enters camp as the starter protecting Jameis Winston's blind side.

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