Buccaneers work out 26 local prospects

Kevork Djansezian

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers held workouts for local prospects on Friday, including James Wilder Jr.

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers held a workout with local prospects on Friday, and the Tampa Bay Times managed to identify 21 of the 26 players in attendance.

James Wilder Jr. was the most high-profile prospect there, but he's better known for his father's accomplishments with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers than his own production in college. He has intriguing size and athletic ability, but managed just 563 yards on 81 carries in his final season in an explosive offense. Couple that with the Bucs' well-stocked running back stable, and Wilder is unlikely to be picked by the team.

The Tampa Bay Times also lists 12 USF seniors among the group: QB Bobby Eveld, RB Marcus Shaw, FB Ryan Eppes, WR Derrick Hopkins, OL/TE Lawrence Martin, DE Julius Forte, DE Ryne Giddins, DL Anthony Hill, DB Brandon Salinas, DB Mark Joyce, DB JaQuez Jenkins and DB Fidel Montgomery. In addition, OL Jon Halapio, OL Matt patchan, WR Bernard Reedy, Jeremy Deering, OL Will Latu, LB Jeremiah George, Baree and Xavius Boys and S Jocquel Skinner were all participating.

Aside from Wilder, none of these players are particularly likely to be drafted, but they may be invited to the Bucs' rookie minicamp, and could earn a spot on the training camp roster if they do well there.

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