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The Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ top pick in the 2017 NFL Draft hit the practice field for the first time as a pro this weekend during the Bucs’ rookie minicamp. But the most important early work, tight end O.J. Howard jersey cheap said, will come off the field.

The former Alabama standout joined Tampa Bay with the 19th choice in the 82nd NFL Draft on April 27.

Howard said the “reality” of being in the NFL hit him when he put on his No. 80 Tampa Bay jersey before practice. His first goal is to learn the playbook forward and backward so he can play fast.

“It requires studying every day just so you can learn it,” Howard said. “Every day, you put more on it, so you’ve got to learn new things every day and remember what you learned yesterday. But so far it’s not bad at all.”

Howard said that part of his transition to the NFL has been made easier because the Buccaneers’ playbook is a lot like Alabama’s.

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“Very similar — just different names, different terminology,” Howard said. “That’s what makes it kind of easy right now because it’s kind of the same offense we ran at Alabama. But like I said, every day you have to learn something new, so that will be the most difficult part, I think.”

When Howard chose to attend Alabama out of Autauga Academy, it turned out he started easing his transition to the NFL, too.

“I think coach (Nick) Saban jersey cheap and his staff, they do a great job of getting us ready,” Howard  jersey cheap said. “Just the way we practice. He always tells us: ‘This is how the NFL is, so you guys got to do it this way because it’s going to be like this at the next level.’ I think we’re one of the programs that do it that way. There’re a lot of other great programs that also do it that way. I think the programs like us that do it that way, their guys have really good success at the next level.”

Howard’s college choice also made a difference to the Buccaneers.

“Especially coming out of the program he did, he’s a winner,” Tampa Bay coach Dirk Koetter  jersey cheap said. “He’s a great kid, and he can do everything we need a tight end to do.”

The “great kid” part was important to Tampa Bay general manager Jason Licht.

“The thing that stands out is you can’t get anybody to say a negative thing about him,” Licht jersey cheap said. “When we talk character, we want guys to be great off the field, positive members of the community. But most of the time we’re talking about football character, and that’s what he embodies. It’s team first. Very passionate about the game. He loves it, and that’s very important to us.”

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ top pick in the 2017 NFL Draft hit the practice field for the first time as a pro this weekend during the Bucs’ rookie minicamp. But the most important early work, tight end O.J. Howard jersey cheap said, will come off the field.

The former Alabama standout joined Tampa Bay with the 19th choice in the 82nd NFL Draft on April 27.

Howard said the “reality” of being in the NFL hit him when he put on his No. 80 Tampa Bay jersey before practice. His first goal is to learn the playbook forward and backward so he can play fast.

“It requires studying every day just so you can learn it,” Howard said. “Every day, you put more on it, so you’ve got to learn new things every day and remember what you learned yesterday. But so far it’s not bad at all.”

Howard said that part of his transition to the NFL has been made easier because the Buccaneers’ playbook is a lot like Alabama’s.

“Very similar — just different names, different terminology,” Howard said. “That’s what makes it kind of easy right now because it’s kind of the same offense we ran at Alabama. But like I said, every day you have to learn something new, so that will be the most difficult part, I think.”

When Howard chose to attend Alabama out of Autauga Academy, it turned out he started easing his transition to the NFL, too.

“I think coach (Nick) Saban jersey cheap and his staff, they do a great job of getting us ready,” Howard said. “Just the way we practice. He always tells us: ‘This is how the NFL is, so you guys got to do it this way because it’s going to be like this at the next level.’ I think we’re one of the programs that do it that way. There’re a lot of other great programs that also do it that way. I think the programs like us that do it that way, their guys have really good success at the next level.”

Howard’s college choice also made a difference to the Buccaneers.

“Especially coming out of the program he did, he’s a winner,” Tampa Bay coach Dirk Koetter said. “He’s a great kid, and he can do everything we need a tight end to do.”

The “great kid” part was important to Tampa Bay general manager Jason Licht.

“The thing that stands out is you can’t get anybody to say a negative thing about him,” Licht jersey cheap said. “When we talk character, we want guys to be great off the field, positive members of the community. But most of the time we’re talking about football character, and that’s what he embodies. It’s team first. Very passionate about the game. He loves it, and that’s very important to us.”

Howard was one of 56 players at Tampa Bay’s rookie minicamp. The total included the Bucs’ six draft choices, 14 rookies signed after the draft, four players with less than one season of NFL experience and 32 invited tryout players.

Howard wasn’t the only Alabama player at Tampa Bay’s rookie minicamp. Former Crimson Tide offensive lineman Korren Kirven jersey cheap is one of the undrafted players signed by the Bucs. Running back Blake Sims jersey cheap, a former Alabama quarterback, also participated after finishing the 2016 season on Tampa Bay’s practice squad.

Howard gave the Tampa Bay media a scouting report on Kirven.

“He knows what it takes to be successful,” Howard said. “He played at Alabama with me. Hard work – he knows how to do that. He knows how to compete. He knows how to go out there and block and play hard. I think if you know what to do when it comes to those things, you’ll be fine.”

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Howard, Kirven and Sims won’t join the full Tampa Bay squad until May 15 for the final week of Phase 2 of the offseason program.

“All those guys that you have high hopes for, they’ve got to learn fast,” Koetter jersey cheap said. “They have to get in the book and learn on the run. The way the rules are this year, after minicamp those guys are going to have to leave for a week. Then they’ll just come back, they’ll only be here for five weeks in the offseason program. That’s a week shorter than last year, so it’s definitely a steep learning curve.”

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Through two days of the Buccaneers’ rookie mini-camp, Head Coach Dirk Koetter likes what he’s seen from his second-round draft pick, Justin Evans. Koetter acknowledged that the rookies aren’t in pads, but some of the intangibles Evans is showing gives the Bucs’ coach a reason to be optimistic.

“He brings range,” Koetter said after Saturday’s practice. “He moves like a corner. We’re just in shorts and helmets but he shows up quick at the line of scrimmage on his run fits. He’s going to have to be a little more vocal – we need our safeties to communicate more – but his athleticism and his range definitely, in a passing-like camp, are going to show up.”

The Texas A&M safety is poised to compete for a starting spot at safety, assuming that J.J. Wilcox, who was signed as a free agent, is a part of the starting lineup. Evans will be competing with Chris Conte and Keith Tandy, among others, for a spot in the starting lineup. Both Conte and Tandy have experience as starters and both have had their fair share of success in Tampa Bay.

While Evans will surely play a role on the Bucs’ defense in 2017, he could also potentially have an impact on special teams. It’s far too early to speculate on who will be the Bucs’ kick returner this season, but Evans has handled the responsibility in the past and was returning punts during Saturday’s practice.

“On their college tape, Justin Evans didn’t have a lot of tries but he had a really nice average,” Koetter added.

The Buccaneers’ rookie mini-camp will conclude this weekend. The rookies will be joined by the Bucs’ veterans for OTAs later this month as Tampa Bay’s offseason program progresses.

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TAMPA — This is wholesale jerseys site only a three-day rookie minicamp, but for new Bucs players, Friday’s first practice was the first time they wore their Tampa Bay uniforms, and for some, it was the realization of a long-awaited goal.

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“Honestly, it’s surreal, man,” said third-round draft pick Chris Godwin, a receiver from Penn State. “This is something that I’ve dreamed about my entire life, and to really be here at this moment, obviously it was a lot of hard work that went into it. There’s still a lot of hard work ahead, but I’m thrilled to be here.”

Godwin is one of several key additions to the offense, and like veteran WR DeSean Jackson, he should add speed the Bucs lacked last season.

“I think it’s a good situation for me to come in and really learn,” Godwin said, “not only the offense, but learn how to be a pro and how to approach things the right way and really learn how to be the best receiver I can be.”

Name the mascot

The Bucs have undrafted rookie free agents and tryout players from small schools all over the country — some better known for basketball, some barely known at all. We’ll give you the Bucs rookie and his school, and you guess the mascot — answers below.

. Pittsburg State (WR Levi Copelin)

. Tufts (QB Alex Snyder)

. Mercer (C Bret Niederreither)

. Duquesne (LB Christian Kuntz, T Larson Graham)

. Monmouth (LB Darnell Leslie)

New old numbers

Bucs fans knew that first-round pick O.J. Howard would be wearing No. 80, but for the rest of the rookie class, Friday was a chance to show off their jersey numbers, which will mean adjustments for some fans. The rest of the draft picks:

. No. 21, worn by CB Alterraun Verner the past three years, belongs to S Justin Evans, the second-round pick from Texas A&M.

. No. 97, worn by DT Akeem Spence for four years, goes to DT Stevie Tu’ikolovatu, the seventh-rounder from USC.

. No. 8, worn by QB Mike Glennon the past four years, belongs to undrafted rookie QB Sefo Liufau from Colorado.

. No. 51, worn last year by LB Daryl Smith, goes to rookie LB Kendell Beckwith, the third-rounder from LSU who could replace him at strongside linebacker.

. No. 12, last worn by QB Josh McCown in 2014, goes to third-round WR Chris Godwin, who wore the same number at Penn State

Quotable

“There’s opportunity everywhere. If a guy’s good enough, he’s good enough, and that’s the beauty of it.”

— Bucs coach Dirk Koetter, asked which positions could most likely see an undrafted rookie make the 53-man roster, as six did last season

Mascot answers

Pittsburg State Gorillas; Tufts Jumbos; Mercer Bears; Duquesne Dukes; Monmouth Hawks

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Kendell Beckwith jersey cheap on fieldThe Tampa Bay Buccaneers drafted Kendell Beckwith the final pick of the third round in the 2017 NFL draft with wholesale jerseys online. A pick that would almost universally be seen as a steal, if it weren’t for one thing: a torn ACL he suffered in November.

Beckwith isn’t worried about that ACL injury, though, and neither are the Bucs.

“I wish I could run around and see the fits,” Beckwith told Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times. “But I’ve got some rehab left to do. I think I’ll definitely be ready for training camp. That’s the goal.”

Stroud claims the Bucs concur, and expect to have him back for training camp. Which means he’ll get to be featured on Hard Knocks and, more importantly, could win a starting job early on.

That wouldn’t be surprising at all: the Bucs have a hole at strongside linebacker right now, and Beckwith will likely have to compete with last year’s sixth-round pick Devante Bond. That’s an eminently winnable battle for Beckwith.

Even if Beckwith doesn’t win that battle, he’s likely to get some playing time in sub packages anyway. His size would make him a good fit on goal-line defenses, and the Bucs are planning to run more 3-4 looks, where he could find a spot more easily, too.

Of course, Beckwith first has to get healthy for that to happen. So far, that’s looking good.