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What We Learned from Day Ten of Training Camp

The defensive line rotation continues to be something to keep an eye on and second-year receiver Bobo Wilson shines during Monday’s practice.

View photos from the Buccaneers' 2018 Training Camp practice Monday at One Buccaneer Place.

-The story of the defensive line rotation continues. We've been seeing both defensive ends Jason Pierre-Paul and Will Gholston being utilized on the interior, and not just on downs where the defense is expecting the run. Defensive end Vinny Curry has been consistently on the left side, but with his run-blocking ability, odds are he will have his reps on the interior as well. The line will definitely keep opposing offenses guessing and that will be on display for the first time Thursday night as the team heads to Miami for their first preseason game.

-Wide receiver Bobo Wilson is ballin' in both one-on-one and in team drills. He had a great touchdown catch from Jameis Winston as he booked it down the sideline and cut over on a post route to easily catch the ball in the end zone. Coach Koetter also called him one of the most improved players this year.

-A defensive end you probably haven't heard much about is Pat O'Connor. He was on the team's practice squad last season and is playing very physical through camp. Lining up in one on one drills opposite offensive linemen, I noticed he has the whole 'itchy fingers' thing going. With a deep defensive line rotation, he's facing an uphill battle but he seems to be doing everything possible to get noticed.

-Safety Keith Tandy had a strip of Mike Evans today during team drills. Quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick through underneath to wide receiver Mike Evans who made the catch and as he went to extend the play, Tandy came over and stripped the ball. Just because the receiver makes the catch, doesn't mean you can't make a play.

-As always, Mike Evans is good for a play of the day. On an out route from Winston, Evans made the catch. What he also did was as he turned upfield, he paused and stutter-stepped the corner to try and get inside of him and gain more yardage. Evans said he wanted more yards-after-catch this year and his play throughout training camp shows it.

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