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The starting spots on the outside are set at receiver, with Vincent Jackson and Mike Evans giving the Bucs massive targets at the top two spots. But the training camp battle to watch on offense will be in the slot, where it's a wide-open race.
Gone is Tiquan Underwood to free agency, who handled most of the slot duties last season, but returning players such as Eric Page and Skye Dawson will be in the mix. Free-agent acquisition Lavelle Hawkins could fit the role, while undrafted free agent Solomon Patton could also have his name in the hat.
But it's sixth-round pick Robert Herron that Bucs fans should keep an eye on when training camp kicks off.
Projected by many as a mid-round selection, the Bucs snagged Herron with the 185th overall pick. The rookie from Wyoming turned plenty of heads with a stellar performance during Senior Bowl week, showing off his speed, technique and ability to consistently create separation. Such a skill set should make Herron a perfect fit in the slot.
A new regime means that incumbents like Page and Dawson don't have the rapport they might have had with the old guard, and while Hawkins played for offensive coordinator Jeff Tedford at Cal, he simply can't match up with Herron's natural ability.
With towering teammates surrounding him in Jackson, Evans and rookie second-rounder Austin Seferian Jenkins at tight end, expect Herron to find plenty of space to make plays from the slot.