It's a small sample size, but if you haven't bought Trey Palmer stock the time is now to do so.
Through two preseason games the Tampa Bay Buccaneers rookie has all the makings of being a draft steal, and has wasted no time in turning in some highlight reel plays. Last week Palmer found the endzone on the first touchdown throw of Baker Mayfield's time in Tampa and he did the same for Kyle Trask on Saturday at MetLife Stadium.
Palmer's second touchdown of the preseason capped off what was easily the Bucs best drive of the game up to that point. The only thing that would have made it better was if Sauce Gardner had been on the field getting cooked by Palmer as we saw in practice back on Wednesday.
Gardner didn't suit up for the preseason game on Saturday, but Palmer still found a way to make the touchdown grab a memorable one.
Watch: Bucs rookie Trey Palmer pulls in another highlight reel TD (Video)
Palmer was a Day 3 pick for the Bucs back in April, but looks more like a Top 100 prospect than a sixth round selection. He was already in line to get a decent spot on the depth chart but the loss of Russell Gage amplfies everything good that he's doing in the preseason.
With Gage out for the season, the Bucs need to find someone to replace him sooner rather than later and Palmer is making a pretty strong case for himself. He hasn't put up a ton of yardage so far this preseason -- totaling only 66 yards on five receptions -- but is leading the Bucs in scoring.
It's only the preseason and we have to be careful not to read too far into things, but everything seems to suggest that Palmer has earned a chance to prove if he can carry his production over to when it actually matters.