3 Bucs players under the most pressure in preseason game vs. Jets

  • A worrisome situation at tackle
  • The pressure is on at QB
  • A young WR battling for a spot
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3. Rakim Jarrett, WR

Coming out of Maryland, I was excited for Rakim Jarrett. He had always shown flashes of being a productive playmaker, especially after the catch. Personally, I had believed he was a sure fire Day 3 pick. However, he ended up going undrafted and now faces a tough battle to try and earn a spot on the Bucs' roster.

In the Bucs' first preseason game, Jarrett was held out due to a leg injury. He recently returned to practice, though, and can hopefully suit up against the Jets. This game is pivotal for Jarrett for a few reasons, but mostly because the guys ahead of him have performed well as of late.

Trey Palmer obviously had an excellent preseason debut. But, Deven Thompkins has shown out during training camp and looks like he should end up making the roster. Even David Moore has had some good moments in camp and very well might earn a spot. That would leave Jarrett as a possible sixth receiver on the depth chart, but he'll have to show he belongs.

Now, this is all dependent on the severity of Russell Gage's recent injury. Of course, injuries are part of the game and never a positive. But, if Gage is out a while, that could open up another spot for Jarrett to potentially make this team.