A second-round draft pick from Illinois who got lost for a while last year in the shadow cast by fellow Bucs rookie wideout Mike Williams, Arrelious Benn's determination to keep his skills sharp has paid off. Though the Bucs brought him along slowly, limiting his work in contact drills and keeping him out of the first two preseason games.
"He's been looking great,'' Bucs coach Raheem Morris said. "He's looked powerful, looked strong.''
Benn is expected to start opposite Williams during the regular season. His downfield speed and ability to propel himself out of a break after a catch are nearly back to the form Benn displayed at Illinois and late last season with the Bucs.