Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady throws during the first half of an NFL football game against the New York Giants, Monday, Nov. 2, 2020, in East Rutherford, N.J. Nelson’s rookie season never really got off the ground because of hamstring issues that he dealt with early on in training camp that lingered for the whole season. Georgia's Andrew Thomas seems to be leading the way in who draft pundits are predicting the Bucs will pick at No. Chris Jones, perhaps the most important defensive player on the Super Bowl-winning Chiefs' roster, is currently a "potential" free agent but he won't hit the open market. He is considered a versatile defensive tackle and relies on a combination of burst and motor for production since his technique and length are lacking. (Ben Liebenberg/NFL), Mississippi St. defensive end Chauncey Rivers runs the 40-yard dash during the 2020 NFL Scouting Combine, Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020 in Indianapolis. As previously stated, this is an open competition at outside linebacker after the starters, which makes it a great opportunity for Divinity. Will Gholston | Age: 29 | NFL Exp. I agree quality starters are the best place to spend cap space. : 2nd season | 6-4, 270 Barrett actually graduated to a starting role last year and had six sacks but the question remains if he could handle an even larger share of the snaps. Jeremiah Ledbetter finished the 2019 season on the Bucs' practice squad and then signed a new one-year deal for 2020 in January. Jeremiah Ledbetter | Age: 26 | NFL Exp. The core of Tampa Bay’s 2019 defensive line remains intact heading into 2020. Junior entry, two-year starter, The Woodlands, TX. I’m anxious to get them out there and see what they can do.”. — Sam Monson (@PFF_Sam) November 15, 2020. Vea enters his third season and is primed to take his game to the next level as one of the premiere defensive linemen in the NFL. (Logan Bowles/NFL), Utah defensive tackle John Penisini runs a drill during the 2020 NFL Scouting Combine, Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020 in Indianapolis. ... Bucs/Pro Sports/Enterprise Reporter. Under Defensive Coordinator Todd Bowles, the Bucs are labeled a 3-4 front, though of course they put a wide variety of packages into play with three, four and five down linemen. There are high expectations for this unit, and there should be. Suh signed his second one-year deal with the Bucs, which could be his last season in the NFL when it’s all said and done. (Logan Bowles/NFL), Penn St. defensive tackle Robert Windsor runs the 40-yard dashduring the 2020 NFL Scouting Combine, Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020 in Indianapolis. Click to show Defensive line domination Edge evaluation for 2020 Leaning on the linebackers on defense Building the secondary Buy into the Buccaneers hype? (Logan Bowles/NFL), Nebraska defensive tackle Darrion Daniels runs a drill during the 2020 NFL Scouting Combine, Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020 in Indianapolis. 2019 Output: To clarify, we are splitting the players who comprise the Buccaneers' defensive front into the two positions they are listed as on the team's roster: defensive linemen (DL) and outside linebackers (OLB). 14 Responses to “Defensive Line Drills” Sarasota Garey Says: August 19th, 2020 at 9:57 am. Anthony Nelson | Age: 23 | NFL Exp: 2nd season | 6-7, 271 Benning Potoa’e | Age: 23 | NFL Exp. The team's primary three-man front of Ndamukong Suh, Vita Vea and Will Gholston combined to record six of those 47 sacks. (Logan Bowles/NFL), Auburn defensive end Marlon Davidson runs the 40-yard dash during the 2020 NFL Scouting Combine, Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020 in Indianapolis. 1138. The backups at outside linebacker are another story. He played wide receiver at Prairie View A&M before converting to an edge rusher in the NFL. (Logan Bowles/NFL), Auburn defensive tackle Derrick Brown runs a drill during the 2020 NFL Scouting Combine, Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020 in Indianapolis. This has been a year for Tampa Bay sports like no other, though the area's three successful professional teams haven't had a chance to truly capitalize on the boom and connect with re-energized fan bases. Gholston proved to be a good fit for Bowles' defense and added 38 tackles, five tackles for loss, one sack, seven tackles for loss and two passes defensed. Kahzin Daniels, Quinton Bell, some guys who got a lot of speed off the edge – [Michael] Divinity, some of these young guys coming in. After securing Barrett and Pierre-Paul early in the offseason, the … The Tampa Bay Buccaneers knew they were in for an unfavorable matchup against the New Orleans Saints defensive line, but they didn’t expect it to be quite that bad. 14 overall in the NFL draft next week. The Buccaneers are well-equipped to strengthen their roster in the 2020 NFL Draft, which kicks off with the first round on Thursday night, From the Giants' target at number four to the potential for QB-targeted to trades, there are a number of potential developments on draft night that would have an impact on who the Bucs land with their pick. The front office set out a goal this offseason to bring back one of the more dominant defensive fronts in football last season and they did just that by re-signing Ndamukong Suh and Jason Pierre-Paul while placing the franchise tag on Shaq Barrett. The NFL and the NFL Players Association have come to an agreement on how to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic, and NFL training camps have opened up across the country, including in Tampa Bay. This offseason, Tampa Bay re-signed star veteran defensive lineman Ndamukong Suh on a … This is a position battle with important implications for the Bucs. Would love your thoughts, please comment. On one side you have NFL sack leader Shaq Barrett, who had a breakout year with the Bucs in his first season as a true starter with 19.5 sacks. Going into the 2020 regular season, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are all in. Quinton Bell | Age: 24 | NFL Exp: 1st season | 6-4, 253 General Manager Jason Licht said at the Combine that Suh has also indicated he would like to return to the Buccaneers. Davis may receive the benefit of the doubt since he is the Bucs’ sixth round pick from the 2020 draft. Adding quarterback Tom Brady , tight end Rob Gronkowski and offensive tackle Tristan Wirfs to an already strong offense makes that side even more lethal. Bucs defensive lineman Will Gholston isolating as coronavirus precaution The eighth-year veteran said he expects to play Sunday night against the Saints. We've waived LB Jack Cichy & promoted DL Jeremiah Ledbetter to the active roster. Adding quarterback Tom Brady , tight end Rob Gronkowski and offensive tackle Tristan Wirfs to an already strong offense makes that side even more lethal. Bucs line on both sides of the ball are going to kick the chargers ass. The Bucs had an open spot on the roster after waiving Jack Cichy on Wednesday morning and have filled that by signing defensive lineman Jeremiah Ledbetter from the practice squad. 34-13. Leonard Williams and Mike Daniels are two more potential free agents who are looking for career rebounds of varying degrees. We will also see a couple of familiar faces on Sunday: Bucs defensive end Rakeem Nunez-Roches, a 2015 draft pick of the Chiefs, spent three seasons in … (Logan Bowles/NFL), Utah defensive tackle Leki Fotu runs the 40-yard dash during the 2020 NFL Scouting Combine, Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020 in Indianapolis. “I’m very comfortable with the pass-rush,” Arians said. The 2020 offseason has brought many changes for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers but the starting defense should largely look the same as it did a season ago. Divinity’s quickness as a pass rusher saw him rack up 17.5 sacks at LSU, with 9.5 coming as a Junior. Per PFF, Davis recorded a pass-rush win rate of 12.6 percent, and a pressure rate of 11.8 percent, above 10 percent in only his senior season at Nebraska. As free agency approaches we're taking a position-by-position look at what the Bucs have, who they could lose and who they could look at from other teams on the open market. Looking at the Buccaneers I don’t think the Vikings match up well, particularly against the Bucs defensive line, ... 2020 NFL Week 14: Minnesota Vikings at Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Hargrave, in particular, had 10.5 sacks over the past two years. If I had to guess I would say it’s Ledbetter and Davis making the team barring Ledbetter’s health history. The Bucs defense begins with their front seven, and that group looks strong coming into 2020. Tampa Bay’s interior linemen are getting to the quarterback more while continuing to stop the run. Defensive lineman Ndamukong Suh added five tackles -- one for loss -- and a quarterback hurry. The former Alabama wideout could be one of the first receivers off the board come next week along with former teammate Jerry Jeudy. Analysis. Everything Tampa Bay's defensive linemen do is a concerted effort to eat up multiple blockers and buy time to give their All-World linebackers space to operate. Buccaneers Defense on Blitzes (2020): 15 sacks (1st) 6 INT (1st) ... but the interior of the Bucs defensive line pushed linemen into Rodgers' space in the pocket. The official source for NFL news, video highlights, fantasy football, game-day coverage, … Bucs defensive line pushing its way into the spotlight. (Ben Liebenberg/NFL), North Texas defensive end LaDarius Hamilton runs the 40-yard dash during the 2020 NFL Scouting Combine, Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020 in Indianapolis. It’s a competition that Bruce Arians is looking forward to watching as well. If the Buccaneers wanted to try to duplicate their home run signing of Shaq Barrett from a year ago, they could go back to the Broncos and target Shelby Harris, who has spent three productive years in a rotational role as Barrett did. Suh had two defensive scores in his first season here while leading the defensive line with seven tackles-for-loss. "Big" may not be a sufficient word to describe the Buccaneers defensive line. (Aaron Doster/NFL), NC State defensive tackle Larrell Murchison runs a drill during the 2020 NFL Scouting Combine, Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020 in Indianapolis. He did have a highlight game in Week 2 against the Panthers, where he batted down a pass and also stripped the ball away from Cam Newton. (Ben Liebenberg/NFL), Iowa defensive end A.J. (Aaron Doster/NFL), LSU defensive tackle Rashard Lawrence runs the 40-yard dashduring the 2020 NFL Scouting Combine, Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020 in Indianapolis. It’s important to note that all interior defensive linemen and edge defenders have been grouped together for this exercise, so teams that run a base 3-4 will include their outside linebackers (edge defenders) in this writeup, and they will not be featured with the linebackers. Gholston also has two years remaining on the five-year pact he struck with the team in 2017, with no roster bonuses scheduled in this offseason or the next. Nov 26, 2020 Sheil Kapadia NFL Picks: Predicting Week 12 against the spread Nov 26, 2020 Greg Auman Bucs backs struggling in pass-catching role for Tom Brady Nov 26, 2020 Ethan Douglas NFL Predictions: Week 12 win probabilities and expected spread » View More What's in this article? I remember the hit Golston put on the Lions runningback, I thought he killed him. What’s the difference this year for these two? Under Contract for 2020: Vea, the Buccaneers' first-round pick in the 2018 draft, is just two years into what is at least a four-year deal and will likely be five when the team picks up his fifth-year option next offseason. They were the best run-stopping defense in the NFL with 73.9 yards per game and also had the league leader in sacks thanks to Barrett’s 19.5. After the game, Brady and Miller each broke down the play from their own perspective. Some additional veterans with proven track records potentially hitting free agency include Timmy Jernigan, Michael Brockers and Gerald McCoy, though a McCoy-Bucs reunion would be surprising. (Aaron Doster/NFL), Ohio St. defensive tackle Davon Hamilton runs the 40-yard dash during the 2020 NFL Scouting Combine, Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020 in Indianapolis. : 2nd season | 6-3, 295 The Buccaneers are tied for second in the NFL with 22 sacks and rank third with 69 pressures. Pittsburgh's Javon Hargrave and Houston's D.J. (Ben Liebenberg/NFL), Miami defensive end Trevon Hill runs the 40-yard dash during the 2020 NFL Scouting Combine, Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020 in Indianapolis. (Ben Liebenberg/NFL), LSU defensive tackle Rashard Lawrence runs a drill during the 2020 NFL Scouting Combine, Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020 in Indianapolis. He’s had a fair share of playing time in Tampa Bay, and always plays with a burst of energy. Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He might be looking for an opportunity to increase his playing time elsewhere. — James Palmer (@JamesPalmerTV) October 18, 2020 Tampa Bay looked like a legitimate contender in the NFC on Sunday. Bucs notorious for reading their own press clippings. Gholston maintains a consistent presence on the line, recording 38 tackles last season with five tackles for loss and one sack. However, with Suh in particular drawing frequent double-team blocks, those down linemen definitely helped create good pass-rushing opportunities for Shaq Barrett and the other outside linebackers. Though he’s not in his prime, Suh has been a solid addition to the defense, bringing along an intense attitude that this team took on when stopping the run. (Ben Liebenberg/NFL), Ole Miss linebacker Qaadir Sheppard runs the 40-yard dash during the 2020 NFL Scouting Combine, Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020 in Indianapolis. Nassib’s role was important to the Bucs, and his replacement this year will be mostly unproven. Meanwhile, the Buccaneers' defensive linemen were the driving force in a run defense that allowed the fewest rushing yards in the NFL (73.8 yards per game), setting a new single-season record for the franchise. It's quite possible that such a players could be found in the draft – many mock drafts pair Tampa Bay with South Carolina defensive tackle Javon Kinlaw – but as always free agency comes before the draft. Jason Pierre-Paul | Age: 31 | NFL Exp: 11th season | 6-5, 275 The Tampa Bay Buccaneers could contribute up to 19 players to that unrestricted free agent market, though there is still the potential of franchise tags or pre-deadline deals cutting that list down a bit. With that said, if there’s anyone that has shot, it’s LSU’s Michael Divinity. Allen and Nunez-Roches were responsible for only 19 tackles and 0.5 sacks, combined, in 2019 but they did see the field relatively frequently. February 2, 2020. I know teams have limited resources and can’t pay everyone. Vea is gonna be a handful this year. One injury to their top pass rushers and it’ll be one of these three playing big minutes. Armstead played end for the 49ers but at 6-7 and nearly 300 pounds is also capable of sliding inside. As far as backups go, Rakeem Nunez-Roches is the next man up on the defensive line after the starting three. (Aaron Doster/NFL), LSU defensive tackle Rashard Lawrence runs a drill during the 2020 NFL Scouting Combine, Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020 in Indianapolis. Suh signed his second one-year deal with the Bucs, which could be his last season in the NFL when it’s all said and done. (Aaron Doster/NFL), Penn St. defensive tackle Robert Windsor runs a drill during the 2020 NFL Scouting Combine, Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020 in Indianapolis. The need at this position, at least for front-of-the-rotation players, wouldn't be high with a trio of Suh, Vita Vea and Will Gholston. New Orleans' David Onyemata started a career-high 15 games in 2019 but his snap count still indicates very much of a rotational role. (Ben Liebenberg/NFL), Baylor defensive tackle James Lynch runs the 40-yard dash during the 2020 NFL Scouting Combine, Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020 in Indianapolis. The following browsers are supported: Chrome, Edge (v80 and later), Firefox and Safari. They get out coached and out worked on Sunday. 3 edge rusher role, this is really an open competition that’s attainable for all three players. Bucs 2020 Training Camp Preview: Defensive Line/Outside Linebackers. TCU defensive tackle Ross Blacklock runs the 40-yard dash during the 2020 NFL Scouting Combine, Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020 in Indianapolis. The Bucs defensive line, combined with the best linebacker corps in the league, will restrain the Viking rush attack. Barrett was franchise-tagged by the Bucs, so there is added motivation to still earn that next big pay day. (Ben Liebenberg/NFL), Nebraska defensive tackle Khalil Davis runs the 40-yard dash during the 2020 NFL Scouting Combine, Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020 in Indianapolis. (Ben Liebenberg/NFL), Oklahoma defensive tackle Neville Gallimore runs the 40-yard dash during the 2020 NFL Scouting Combine, Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020 in Indianapolis. (Ben Liebenberg/NFL), Oklahoma defensive tackle Neville Gallimore runs a drill during the 2020 NFL Scouting Combine, Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020 in Indianapolis. The fourth-year defensive lineman, originally drafted by the Detroit Lions from Arkansas, has been on and off the Bucs’ practice squad since 2018, Smith wrote. Jeremiah Ledbetter finished the 2019 season on the Bucs' practice squad and then signed a new one-year deal for 2020 in January. Visual Realm. Tom Brady has an elite pair of starting receivers to throw to in Tampa but the Bucs may choose to give their new quarterback another pass-catching option either in the draft or in the weeks that follow, As was the case before the signing of Tom Brady, Jason Licht and the Buccaneers are open to the idea of drafting a quarterback this year, if the right prospect is there at the right time, NFL analysts may or may not be right about the Bucs' biggest needs in the 2020 NFL draft, but in the end it's not always need that swings the final decision, In our first Bucs-only draft, you'll find seven selections that hit on some of the team's biggest needs plus an alternate-reality draft class in which the two selectors issued each other challenges that had to be met, © TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS. Bowles changed the Buccaneers base defense from a 4-3 front to a 3-4. The sprint to the NFL's 2020 calendar year has cleared another hurdle, with the annual Scouting Combine taking place last week in Indianapolis. (Logan Bowles/NFL), Ole Miss defensive tackle Benito Jones runs a drill during the 2020 NFL Scouting Combine, Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020 in Indianapolis. (Logan Bowles/NFL), Michigan St. defensive tackle Raequan Williams runs a drill during the 2020 NFL Scouting Combine, Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020 in Indianapolis. But injuries plagued the fourth-year pro by the end of each camp, forcing him to start the season on IR. He has a good skill in rushing from the edge, as well as blitzing from the inside. 22-21 Chargers. At 330 pounds, Reader is a load in the middle but can still get into the backfield. Much like the defensive line, there are no questions on who the starting outside linebackers will be. (Ben Liebenberg/NFL), Ohio St. defensive tackle Davon Hamilton runs a drill during the 2020 NFL Scouting Combine, Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020 in Indianapolis. Alternately, teams looking for more of a pass-rusher might try to land San Francisco's Arik Armstead or Seattle's Jarran Read. : 11th season | 6-4, 313 Vita Vea | Age: 25 | NFL Exp. Clearly, the franchise believes … Son of former NFL corner Antoine Winfield. Nunez-Roches contributed 301 snaps on defense and played in every game while Allen was in on 192 snaps. Draft week is here! The Tampa Bay defensive front consists of ends Ndamukong Suh … Going into the 2020 regular season, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are all in. (Ben Liebenberg/NFL), Syracuse defensive end Alton Robinson runs the 40-yard dash during the 2020 NFL Scouting Combine, Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020 in Indianapolis. Vea had similar production, with 35 tackles, four tackles for loss, 2.5 sacks, 12 quarterback hits and three passes defensed. On the other side is Jason Pierre-Paul, an 11-year veteran that still has high-level talent as a pass rusher, but just as importantly displays leadership and toughness that is hard to find in this league. ... 2020 at 1:30 a.m. UTC. In addition to Suh, veterans Beau Allen and Rakeem Nunez-Roches are also due to become unrestricted free agents on March 18. (Ben Liebenberg/NFL), TCU defensive tackle Ross Blacklock runs a drill during the 2020 NFL Scouting Combine, Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020 in Indianapolis. He had a good career at Charleston, recording 34.5 sacks before signing with the Bucs as an undrafted free agent. The former Florida State Seminole is considered one of this year's top running back prospects of the 2020 draft class. The market opens on 4:00 p.m. on that Wednesday and it will feature hundreds of available players, many of whom will find new NFL homes in the hours and weeks to follow. October 3rd, 2020 at 8:46 am. The PFF unit ranking series moves to the defensive line as we look forward to the 2020 season. Bell is another small school player that signed with the Bucs after getting released by the Raiders and spent his first year in the NFL on the practice squad. If we have a season, we are going to have a very good defense and offense I have no doubt. Buy Gear. David Says: October 3rd, 2020 at 9:12 am. Suh contributed 41 tackles, seven tackles, 14 quarterback hits and four fumble recoveries, two of which he returned for touchdowns. Both are big men who can handle the nose tackle position in a 3-4 front but also have some pass-rush ability. 2nd NFC SOUTH. 8 … Jaymiss Pick6 Again Says: August 19th, 2020 at 10:14 am. Reed had 10.5 sacks in 2018 but otherwise has just five sacks in 40 other games over three seasons, and last year he lost the first six games to a suspension. Here’s to hoping for a healthy season. The Buccaneers' defensive linemen did not account for a large percentage of the team's 47 sacks in 2019, a total that a Tampa Bay team has only topped once, with 55 in 2000. Daniels spent most of his time on the practice squad but was signed to the roster later in the season, playing three snaps on defense and eight on special teams in two games. View pictures from the DL and LB groups at the 2020 NFL Combine. Bucs WR Chris Godwin riddled the Rams for … Ndamukong Suh | Age: 33 | NFL Exp. Suh has played the last two seasons on one-year deals, first for the Rams and then for the Bucs, and according to Arians he wants to continue his career into at least an 11th season. (Ben Liebenberg/NFL), North Dakota St. defensive end Derrek Tuszka runs the 40-yard dash during the 2020 NFL Scouting Combine, Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020 in Indianapolis. In past years the Bucs have found a gold mine with undrafted free agents that include Demar Dotson, Adam Humphries and current Buc Cam Brate. Rakeem Nunez-Roches | Age: 27 | NFL Exp: 6th season | 6-2, 307 (Aaron Doster/NFL), Utah defensive tackle John Penisini runs a drill during the 2020 NFL Scouting Combine, Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020 in Indianapolis. The Buccaneers lost the game in overtime, 28-22. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED, TAMPA, FL - DECEMBER 29, 2019 - Defensive Tackle Ndamukong Suh #93 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers before the game between the Atlanta Falcons and Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Raymond James Stadium. Reader are two middle-round draft picks from 2016 who seem to be peaking as they prepare to hit free agency for the first time and are thus should be very popular if they hit the market. “I think Anthony Nelson was slowed down a little bit last year with his knee, but he showed a lot of good stuff in practice and then when he was in the games, he was very solid. (Aaron Doster/NFL), Missouri defensive tackle Jordan Elliott runs a drill during the 2020 NFL Scouting Combine, Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020 in Indianapolis. https://t.co/rEb4pm2etD — Tampa Bay Buccaneers (@Buccaneers) December 2, 2020 Our 2020 Free Agency Primers continues this week with the defensive line position. Kahzin Daniels | Age: 24 | NFL Exp: 2nd season | 6-4, 240 The 2020 offseason has brought many changes for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers but the starting defense should largely look the same as it did a season ago. Bell is considered to be very athletic and fast with a 40-yard dash time between 4.38 and 4.48. Rookie Khalil Davis also saw action for the Bucs, making one … (Ben Liebenberg/NFL), Florida linebacker Jonathan Greenard runs the 40-yard dash during the 2020 NFL Scouting Combine, Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020 in Indianapolis. It is highly recommended that you use the latest versions of a supported browser in order to receive an optimal viewing experience. Patrick O'Connor, who split the 2019 season between the practice squad and the active roster, is the fourth defensive linemen currently under contract with the Buccaneers for 2020. A year ago, the LA Rams had no answer to the Bucs passing attack. However, if the Bucs are not able to retain Suh, then they would clearly be in need of a significant addition on the defensive front. Tampa Bay Buccaneers 2020 Stats | NFL.com. Buccaneers' Pending Free Agents: Suh tops this list and has been mentioned by Head Coach Bruce Arians as one of the team's top priorities on that long list of free agents. And there are even depth options with Ledbetter and O'Connor if Nunez-Roches and/or Beau Allen depart, as well. PewterReport.com offers up its analysis of each position on the Buccaneers as new quarterback Tom Brady and his teammates prepare for the 2020 season. But Bucs are going to have to invest on DL and QB next year early. Photo By Matt May/Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Ben Liebenberg/2020 National Football League. Why was the Bucs defensive line dominant, you ask? There won’t be any surprises on the Bucs defensive line starters for 2020. Williams is a former sixth-overall pick and has shown flashes of the dominance that would suggest but has not yet fully rounded into a star defender. If the Buccaneers had a Suh-sized hole to fill and were able to address that issue in free agency, they would have more flexibility at the top of the draft to hit such other needs as offensive tackle or – potentially – edge rusher or quarterback. Vea and Suh have eaten up double teams in order to create opportunities for their fellow teammates, they will do much of the same this year. Michael Divinity | Age: 23 | NFL Exp: Rookie | 6-2, 242 He’ll start off camp wearing a club on his right hand due to a minor injury, but Vea has also been injured in the last two training camps, so this isn’t new territory for him. : Rookie | 6-3, 290 The versatility in his game might force the Bucs to also train him as an inside linebacker, which could be an attractive trait on cut-down day. Khalil Davis | Age: 23 | NFL Exp. (Logan Bowles/NFL), NC State defensive tackle Larrell Murchison runs a drill during the 2020 NFL Scouting Combine, Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020 in Indianapolis. The former group is made up of players who mostly would have been referred to as defensive tackles in the Bucs' previous 4-3 scheme. The Cowboys' Maliek Collins is another player finishing up his rookie deal and hitting free agency for the first time and he could be helpful to a team looking to shore up its run defense. Lord willing, we’ll get a full 16 games with the threat of Barrett and Pierre-Paul coming off the edge. Nelson has long arms and good physical traits to play football at his 6-7 size, and this a big chance to prove himself as he wipes the slate clean. Starting off with the interior defensive line, it will be Vita Vea, Will Gholston and Suh manning the front. PewterReport.com prides itself on being the most complete, comprehensive news source covering the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and delivering inside scoop on the team found nowhere else. Two weeks remain before free agency, which means time is winding down for the Buccaneers and their 31 fellow NFL teams to deal with their own lists and identify potential targets on other rosters. What Ourlads' Scouting Services said about ANTOINE WINFIELD JR before he made the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' Depth Chart: Minnesota, 5091 203 4.44. While Nelson is the favorite to win the coveted No. … The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are known for their potent offense, but their defense will ultimately decide where they finish in 2020. Daniels is an inspirational story to Bucs fans for overcoming adversity from being blind in his right eye since the age of five. Were he to get a chance to test the market, Jones would undoubtedly land one of the richest deals in the NFL, as he is widely regarded as the second-best player at his position behind the Rams' Donald Jones. It will be a beat down He was traded from the Jets to the Giants midway through last season and his new team is probably motivated to keep him around for that reason. Daniels was one of the league's most disruptive interior linemen as recently as 2017 but he's had two seasons of injuries and struggles in Green Bay and Detroit. 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