No. 2: A Host of Wide Receivers
Okay, this entry is somewhat of a cop-out. But can you think of any No. 5 receivers that stood out above the rest in the first two preseason games? The best performances have come from Bernard Reedy, with those being games of three catches for 24 yards and two catches for 16 yards. Josh Huff might be the current leader for the final spot, but that really has nothing to do with receiving and everything to do with the kick return game. The Bucs are certainly hoping that someone steps up over the final two weeks to take that No. 5 job.
There was a lot of talk in camp about Jesus “Bobo” Wilson, but he has yet to show much in game action. Not much can be said about Freddie Martino either, though he was the initial leader when the first depth chart came out. Donteea Dye, who has the most experience with the team, is missing with an ankle injury. If he can make his way back and play well, he could very easily steal a roster spot. The competition is still wide open, which leaves all of its participants on the bubble.
What will be interesting in the next couple of weeks is whether or not any of these guys get a chance to catch passes from Jameis Winston. Given a chance to play with the starting offense, someone should be able to separate themselves from the rest and win a spot. Unfortunately for those that miss out, they’ll end up on the practice squad or in the best case for them, on another team.