Buccaneers kick off rookie mini-camp

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers kick off their rookie mini-camp on Friday with a couple big names to keep an eye on. 

Defensive end Ryan Delaire, an undrafted rookie from Towson, has high expectations and for potentially making the roster. Within the staff, expectations are mutual and some believe he is instantly the third best pass rusher if he makes through offseason workouts and onto the regular season roster.

Fifth-round draft pick Kenny Bell had a decent college career at Nebraska and many have predicted that he can make a strong case for the slot receiver on the Bucs.

Offensive guard Ali Marpet is an interesting prospect. After the Bucs selected Penn State tackle Donovan Smith in the top half of the second round, Marpet was highly thought of by the team so they traded back into the bottom half of the second round to draft him. His Senior Bowl appearance impressed many throughout the week leading into the game, but playing for a Division-III school in Hobart has left some questioning his true ability due to less-than-stellar competition he faced.

And of course, there is the first overall selection, quarterback Jameis Winston. The Florida State product will showcase his skills and ability as a Buccaneer on the practice fields at One Buc Place for the first time. It’ll be his first true test — albeit among other rookies — of leading his new teammates. That leadership was already evident as the first wave of rookies reported Thursday.

The full rookie mini-camp roster is shown below.

No. Name Pos.   College Status
1 Brandon Bogotay K Georgia Tryout
2 Will Oliver K Colorado Tryout
3 Jameis Winston QB Florida State D1-’15
4 Seth Lobato QB Northern Coloardo FA-’15
5 Mike Sadler K Michigan State Tryout
6 Andy Wilder P Northern Arizona FA-’15
14 Kaelin Clay WR   Utah D6-’15
16 Rannell Hall WR UCF CFA-’15
19 Josh Reese WR UCF CFA-’15
28 Lowell Rose CB Tulsa Tryout
29 Turner Petersen RB Rice Tryout
30 Charles Cook S Yale Tryout
31 Braylon Heard RB Kentucky Tryout
32 Dominique Johnson CB Panhandle State Tryout
33 Joey Iosefa RB/FB Hawaii D7-’15
34 Ashley Lowery S Kentucky Tryout
35 Chris Hackett S TCU CFA-’15
36 Dominique Brown RB Louisville CFA-’15
38 Deshazor Everett CB Texas A&M CFA-’15
39 Brandon Stanley DB Eastern Kentucky Tryout
41 Derrick Wells DB Minnesota Tryout
43 Kenny Okoro CB Wake Forest Tryout
44 Courtland Clavette LS Brown CFA-’15
45 Stephon Morris CB Penn State Tryout
49 Josh Keyes LB Boston College CFA-’15
49 Taylor Sloat TE UC-Davis FA-’14
50 Ty Brown LB North Carolina Central Tryout
51 Jared Koster LB New Mexico Highlands Tryout
52 Cameron Ontko LB Cal Poly Tryout
53 Justin Shirk LB Bloomsburg Tryout
56 Travis Taylor LB Murray State Tryout
57 Donald Welter LB LSU Tryout
58 Kwon Alexander LB LSU D4-’15
59 Quinton Alston LB Iowa CFA-’15
60 Jeremiah Warren OL South Florida FA-’14
67 Jamal Young DE Jones County (Miss.) JC CFA-’15
68 Caushaud Lyons DT Tusculum CFA-’15
71 Michael Reynolds LB Kansas CFA-’15
71 Ben Gottschalk C SMU FA-’15
74 Ali Marpet G   Hobart D2b-’15
75 Ryan Delaire DE Towson CFA-’15
76 Donovan Smith T Penn State D2a-’15
77 Quayshawne Buckley DT Idaho CFA-’15
78 Edawn Coughman OL Shaw Tryout
80 Kenny Bell WR   Nebraska D5-’15
81 Gideon Ajagbe RB Florida Tryout
82 Ken Bibbins TE Houston Baptist Tryout
84 Donteea Dye WR Heidelberg Tryout
85 Chadler Jones WR San Jose State FA-’15
86 Emmanuel Ogbuehi TE Georgia State FA-’15
87 Casey Freeman LS Alcorn State Tryout
88 Adam Humphries WR Clemson Tryout
89 Tyler McCulloch WR Colorado Tryout
90 Gregory Hickman DT Florida International Tryout
95 George Uko DE USC FA-’14
KEY: D – draft pick, FA – free agent, CFA – college free agent

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1 Comment on Buccaneers kick off rookie mini-camp

Relaxedmike said : Guest Report one year ago

WOW..zer  Gil. This list looks like a full roster.  But we all know there are always a few nuggets which make their way onto the Bucs roster. Lets hope we got a few here. Hoping we find some punting and defensive end competition somewhere in the fray. GO BUCS!.

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