WATCH: Bucs WR Jaelon Darden makes leaping sideline grab during practice

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When the Tampa Bay Buccaneers traded up in the fourth round of the 2021 NFL draft to land North Texas wide receiver Jaelon Darden, they envisioned plenty of big plays in his future.

Despite Darden’s lack of ideal size, his burst and quickness allowed him to make plenty of defenders look silly at the college level.

Though his rookie season didn’t provide too many opportunities for him to show off his receiving skills, Darden is making the most of his chances during his second training camp with the Bucs.

Watch Darden show off his impressive ball skills and leaping ability with his catch during Saturday’s practice:

Darden is in the middle of a tight battle for one of the final receiver spots on Tampa Bay’s initial 53-man roster, and plays like this should help his chances of making the team coming out of the preseason.

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Story originally appeared on Buccaneers Wire