Three Buccaneers rookies who have impressed during Week 1
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are now in ‘full-swing’ when it comes to Training Camp and preparation for the 2020 season, which is just a few weeks away from kickoff.
The Buccaneers have almost completed one week in full pads and there have been several notable updates and details coming out camp thus far.
One of the most intriguing portions of those reports, of course, is the performances of the rookies.
Here’s a look at three Buccaneers rookies who have impressed during their first week in full pads in Tampa Bay.
Chapelle Russell, the seventh-round LB pick from Temple, has been one of the bright spots for the rookies on the defensive side of the ball to this point.
After practice on Wednesday, Bruce Arians praised Russell for his ability and the job he has done in camp through the first couple of weeks.
"“He came in great condition,” Arians said via Sports Illustrated. “He’s one of those guys that’s been through a lot in college with injuries, but he’s in great shape, he’s a very bright guy. He obviously did a great job with all the virtual learning. Some guys can’t learn that way, others can. He was one that could. He came in knowing the defense pretty solidly and he’s been able to show up on the field.”"
Russell’s ability to pick up on schemes and learn may be one of the reasons he has been an early standout. There’s still a long way to go, but he has looked impressive and, honestly, could be a guy that finds himself on the field sooner rather than later this season.