4 emerging surprises at Buccaneers training camp

  • A veteran tight end
  • A mid-round linebacker
  • An udrafted wideout
  • A third string quarterback?
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As we get set for the preseason to kick off, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are still working their way through some roster decisions.

Camp has been positive thus far, with plenty of good things coming out. Some players have truly surprised and stood out, and one of them that we won't mention here is Kyle Trask. The former second-round pick has indeed made this a closer competition than we might have thought, but that's a good thing.

How about some others?

Before we get started on these surprises, a couple of them are ones you might already know as a Bucs fan. A few players have really stood out and have been the talk of multiple outlets, but we'll highlight them anyway because they deserve the props.

1. David Wells, TE

David Wells is a former undrafted free agent back in 2018 who has bounced around between several teams over the years, but hasn't had a regular season reception yet. He's a guy that many believed would be just a camp body, but Wells is finally putting it together.

The coaching staff has noticed. Fans have noticed. Wells has become a solid receiving option in this offense and has caught a couple of touchdowns in recent practices, both from Baker Mayfield and Kyle Trask.

If he continues his strong camp, Wells could absolutely have a spot on this roster behind Cade Otton and Ko Kieft. For a 28-year-old journeyman that hasn't had any real NFL experience to date, this would be one of the better stories to come out of any training camp around the league.