Tampa Bay Buccaneers rookie report

May, 20, 2014
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With rookie camp over, it’s time to take a look at where Tampa Bay’s draft picks stand.

Wide receiver Mike Evans. The first-round pick had a stellar rookie camp. The Bucs are expecting Evans to be an instant starter opposite Vincent Jackson.

Tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins. A second-round pick, the Bucs view him as a possible starter. But there’s plenty of depth at tight end and Seferian-Jenkins will have to win the job in training camp and the preseason.

Running back Charles Sims. The third-round pick will be part of the backfield rotation. Sims’ main role could be as a third-down back because he has strong receiving skills. The Bucs also are giving Sims a look as a return man.

Guard Kadeem Edwards. The reality is the fifth-round pick is a project and probably won’t be ready to start as a rookie. But Edwards will provide some depth and could develop into a starter down the road.

Tackle Kevin Pamphile. Another fifth-round pick, Pamphile also is viewed as a developmental player. In a best-case scenario, Pamphile will be the swing tackle behind Anthony Collins and Demar Dotson.

Wide receiver Robert Herron. He wasn’t taken until the sixth round, but he turned some heads in rookie camp. The Bucs are hoping the speedy Herron can emerge as the slot receiver. Herron also is getting a look in the return game.

Pat Yasinskas | email

ESPN Tampa Bay Buccaneers reporter

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