5 Buccaneers facing crucial 2023 training camp

When the Bucs kick off training camp a little later this summer, some players will need to show up more than others
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Rakim Jarrett, WR

At one point during his time at Maryland, Rakim Jarrett looked like he could be a future Day 2 pick, and a high one, at that. But, as draft time came near and his most recent campaign passed, Jarrett's draft stock took a downward turn. Still, he has the chance to make an impression and challenge for a possible WR4 or WR5 role.

The Bucs have another rookie, Nebraska's Trey Palmer, ahead of Jarrett on the depth chart at the moment. Quite frankly, the Bucs could end up pursuing a youth movement and trading someone like Mike Evans before the deadline this year, should they want to give the younger guys more of an opportunity.

Jarrett flashed in college and looked like bottled lightning at times. He is shifty after the catch and can easily work through traffic, making those contested catches in the middle of the field. He's got the potential to be a solid slot receiver as a pro, but will need to beat out Palmer in training camp to move his way up the chart.

The Bucs would be wise to keep him around, but Jarrett could wind up having anywhere from 4-6 players ahead of him on the chart, depending on which outlet you trust.