3 Buccaneers players to watch in first preseason game against Steelers

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2. Trey Palmer, WR

The Buccaneers have arguably the league's best wide receiver duo with Mike Evans and Chris Godwin. They added even more talent this offseason.

Rookie Trey Palmer has been impressive at training camp. With a strong performance in the preseason, he could secure the WR4 job behind Evans, Godwin, and Russell Gage.

"Bucs have some good young WRs. Got a feeling Trey Palmer, the rookie from Nebraska, is going to be a very good one," writes Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times.

Palmer has excellent speed, running a 4.33-second 40-yard dash. He caught 71 passes for 1,043 yards and nine touchdowns in his final season at Nebraska.

With defenses focusing on stopping Evans and Godwin, the Bucs can find favorable matchups for Palmer to generate big plays for this offense. He has even shown off his ability to make one-handed catches at training camp.

The Bucs have one of the deepest wide receiver rooms in the league, so there is competition for snaps behind the top three. But Palmer has been impressive this summer, and he has big-play ability. The rookie is an exciting addition to Tampa Bay's offense and is a player to watch in the opening preseason game against Pittsburgh.