3 Buccaneers players who could be nice surprises in 2024

Trey Palmer, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
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Trey Palmer, WR

Being able to re-sign Mike Evans was crucial for this Bucs offense. Ensuring both Baker Mayfield and Evans came back into the fold had to be two of the top three priorities going into the offseason for Tampa Bay, and both ended up coming back.

Because of Evans' dominance and the presence of fellow veteran and former Pro Bowler Chris Godwin, guys like Trey Palmer have the opportunity to make more of less attention. A sixth-round pick in last year's draft, Palmer did some fantastic things as a rookie in 2023. He was notorious for the "woke up pissed off" tweets which, funny enough, meant he was going to score that day. It never failed.

As a sixth rounder, the Bucs couldn't have asked for more from Palmer. He ended his rookie campaign with 39 receptions for 385 yards and three scores. In Year 2, knowing the offense better and having a season under his belt with Baker, Palmer should absolutely take another step. The great thing about Palmer improving is the fact that it's a complete luxury for the Bucs.

This offense already has two bonafide playmakers in Evans and Godwin. But, the playmaking of Palmer is simply an added bonus. Seeing a guy emerge and improve next to a pair of veterans who are only getting older is something the Bucs have to like seeing, and Palmer should only put up even bigger numbers going forward.