3 winners (and 2 losers) for Buccaneers in preseason loss to Steelers

Which Bucs players stood out in the preseason opener?
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Winner: Trey Palmer

Trey Palmer: WR4?

There's little doubt about his spot on the 53-man roster now, that's for sure. The rookie wide receiver continued his impressive summer with an excellent preseason debut, catching four passes for 33 yards and a touchdown.

His best play was an eight-yard touchdown reception from Baker Mayfield. Palmer made a nice catch and had the awareness to keep his feet in bounds. A great play from Mayfield and Palmer.

Palmer also showed his ability on special teams, returning two kicks for 54 yards with a long of 32 yards. The rookie receiver continues to stack success after making a great start to camp. There's no doubt that he will make the 53-man roster, and Palmer can contribute immediately.

Loser: Luke Goedeke

The Bucs' offensive line had some issues on Friday night, and that included former second-round pick Luke Goedeke, who is likely to start at right tackle this season.

Goedeke struggled in pass protection. Steelers rookie pass rusher Nick Herbig pushed him aside and sacked Kyle Trask. Herbig beat Goedeke multiple times.

The concern is that Goedeke struggled against the Steelers' backups. He will face tougher competition throughout the regular season. He needs to bounce back in the second preseason game against the New York Jets next week.