When Todd Bowles was giving his opening remarks to the media at training camp, he specifically called out the upcoming battle at wide receiver. Heading into camp the Bucs only have three veterans returning: Mike Evans, Chris Godwin, and Russell Gage. While both Deven Thompkins and Kaylon Geiger are back, neither are stone-cold locks to make the final roster.
That means the crew of undrafted rookie receivers coming to training camp have a clear path to making the roster if they put their best foot forward. Among those guys, one name to circle and keep an eye on is Maryland speedster Rakim Jarrett.
Jarrett is already turning heads -- literally -- thanks to his speed. It's something that new offensive coordinator Dave Canales has specifically called out as something that has impressed him, which means Jarrett is already trending in the right direction. While he was in Seattle, Canales made a name for himself by turning guys like Doug Baldwin and Jermaine Kearse into key pieces of Super Bowl teams despite being undrafted free agents.
Canales knows how to coach up and utilize wide receivers, which is good news for Evans and Godwin but could end up working in favor of Jarrett as well. He's by far the fastest player on the team, which also means there's a chance he assumes some kick return duties and sneaks onto the roster as a special teamer.