Allen Ranks The Top 10 Bucs

The Bucs are after their second Tremendous Bowl victory in three years and have a roster brimming with expertise. Loaded with All-Professional and Professional Bowl caliber gamers, together with a number of future Corridor of Famers, how do they rank amongst themselves?

Right here’s my Prime 10 rankings of the present gamers on the Bucs roster.

1) QB Tom Brady

What isn’t there to say about Brady? The Bucs quarterback has performed all of it in his profession. Seven Tremendous Bowls, a number of NFL MVP awards and almost each main statistical report, at age 44 he’s nonetheless enjoying on the highest stage. A finalist for the MVP award final season, Brady amassed 5,316 passing yards, 43 landing and simply 12 interceptions. Not solely is he the very best participant on the Bucs, he’s nonetheless top-of-the-line gamers in the complete league.

2) RT Tristan Wirfs

In simply two seasons Wirfs has developed into one of many prime offensive lineman within the league. The Bucs’ solely first-team All-Professional choice in 2021 has been a power on the sector. He’s held his personal towards a number of the NFL’s fiercest cross rushers, permitting simply three sacks in his two-year profession. Whereas he doesn’t play essentially the most flashiest of positions, his consistency since coming in as a rookie has vaulted him to the highest of the record relating to the present roster.

3) WR Mike Evans

Bucs WR Mike Evans – Photograph by: USA At the moment

Evans is among the most prolific large receivers within the league. Over his eight years with the Bucs, Evans has by no means had lower than 1,000 yards receiving, an NFL report. He additionally has the Bucs report for many landing receptions in a season with 14. The four-time Professional Bowler and 2016 second-team All-Professional is as constant as they arrive.

4) ILB Lavonte David

The regular veteran stalwart had one among his worst seasons final 12 months coping with a number of accidents. He nonetheless managed 97 tackles, two pressured fumbles and two sacks in simply 12 video games. Nonetheless one of many prime protection linebackers within the league his loss was felt on the sector within the 5 video games he missed. A participant with Corridor of Fame credentials, David has solidified his spot as one of many prime Bucs on the crew – even at age 31.

5) WR Chris Godwin

Godwin has shortly developed into one of many prime receivers within the NFL. His versatility to play within the slot and the skin is a invaluable to the Bucs offense. One of the crucial full throughout receivers within the recreation, Godwin’s capability to make robust catches in visitors is rivaled by his blocking prowess. The sure-handed receiver was rewarded for his contributions with a three-year deal price $20 million per 12 months.

6) NT Vita Vea

Vea is among the most dominant defensive tackles within the league. His large body swallows up blockers permitting different defenders to make performs on the ball. But, Vea, who made his first Professional Bowl final 12 months, can be a power himself. With 25 tackles for loss and 5 sacks in 2021, Vea can blow up performs on any given snap.

7) OLB Shaq Barrett

Since becoming a member of the Bucs, Barrett has quietly turn into top-of-the-line edge rushers within the recreation. Whereas he doesn’t all the time get the sack, Barrett’s 75 quarterback pressures ranks fifth within the league behind gamers like T.J. Watt, Joey Bosa and Aaron Donald. Whereas his 39 sacks ranks fourth throughout the identical span. At probably the most essential positions on the sector, Barrett, a two-time Professional Bowler, will get the job performed for the Bucs as top-of-the-line gamers on the crew.

8) S Antoine Winfield, Jr.

Bucs FS Antoine Winfield, Jr. and Chiefs WR Tyreek Hill

Bucs FS Antoine Winfield, Jr. and Chiefs WR Tyreek Hill – Photograph by: USA At the moment

After getting snubbed for Defensive Rookie of the Yr in 2020, Winfield made up for it in 2021 together with his first Professional Bowl nod. The versatile security completed final season with an 86.3 defensive grade from Professional Soccer Focus. Notching two pressured fumbles, two interceptions and a sack final season. He was challenged by safeties coach Nick Rapone to up his interceptions totals subsequent season. If he can ship, Winfield will discover himself greater on this record, and as mentioned as one of many prime safeties within the NFL.

9) C Ryan Jensen

Jensen has been top-of-the-line facilities within the league for the previous few seasons, however hardly will get the popularity he deserves. The tone-setter for the crew, he paves the way in which within the working recreation whereas offering Brady helpful time within the pocket. The primary to re-sign with the crew this offseason, Jensen was rewarded together with his stellar play with a three-year, $39 million contract. Making him the third-highest paid heart within the league.

10) CB Carlton Davis III

Davis has the intangibles to be a prime nook within the league. Actually Davis has pressured extra incompletions (45) than another nook within the league over the past three seasons. Nonetheless, to take the following step Davis might want to convert extra of his cross breakups into interceptions to garner the notoriety as a prime nook within the NFL. An integral a part of the Bucs protection, he signed a three-year deal price $44.5 million this offseason.