Tampa Bay Buccaneers Depth Chart 2019 Buccaneers Depth Chart

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Jameis Winston and the Bucs had a tough go at things last season. Finishing just 5-11, they were last place in the NFC South. They struggled to piece together good offensive posessions all of last year, and their defense wasn’t a thing of beauty outside of the pass rush. Peyton Barber, Ronald Jones, and Andre Ellington currently comprise the Bucs’ backfield. It’s Mike Evans and Chris Godwin lined up at WR1 and WR2, with O.J. Howard and Cameron Brate in at TE (the Bucs like to line up with two TEs). Unsurprisingly, the offensive line wasn’t too hot last year, either. It’ll need far better production this year if the Bucs expect to be anything near a contender.

As mentioned before, the pass-rush was something the Bucs could take pride in in 2018, but beyond that, their defense was insufferable. Lack of production coming from the secondary really put a damper on things as they continued to give up big play after big play, not allowing the offense a chance in most games. The signing of Ndamukong Suh should provide even better pass rush, but the defensive schemes need to be better if the Bucs want to win games.

Offense Depth Chart

Left Wide Receiver LWR
88
#20 WR
Justin Watson J. Watson (4)
68
#285 WR
Slot Wide Receiver SWR
Right Wide Receiver RWR
Tight End TE
83
#18 TE
Jordan Leggett J. Leggett (3)
73
#93 TE
Left Wide Receiver LWR
88
#20 WR
Justin Watson J. Watson (4)
68
#285 WR
Tight End TE
83
#18 TE
Jordan Leggett J. Leggett (3)
73
#93 TE
Slot Wide Receiver SWR
Right Wide Receiver RWR
Skill Positions Depth Chart
Position POS
Left Wide Receiver LWR
Tight End TE
Slot Wide Receiver SWR
Right Wide Receiver RWR
Quarterback QB
Running Back RB

Defense Depth Chart

Left Defensive End LDE
Left Defensive Tackle LDT
Right Defensive Tackle RDT
Right Defensive End RDE
Weakside Linebacker WLB
Defensive Back DB
Aaron Davis A. Davis (13)
71
#51 SS
Middle Linebacker MLB
Strongside Linebacker SLB
60
#167 OLB
Jack Cichy J. Cichy (3)
66
#144 OLB
Left Cornerback LCB
Strong Safety SS
Orion Stewart O. Stewart (3)
65
#73 SS
Free Safety FS
Jordan Whitehead J. Whitehead (2)
69
#67 FS
Right Cornerback RCB
Left Defensive End LDE
Left Defensive Tackle LDT
Right Defensive Tackle RDT
Right Defensive End RDE
Weakside Linebacker WLB
Defensive Back DB
Aaron Davis A. Davis (13)
71
#51 SS
Middle Linebacker MLB
Strongside Linebacker SLB
60
#167 OLB
Jack Cichy J. Cichy (3)
66
#144 OLB
Left Cornerback LCB
Strong Safety SS
Orion Stewart O. Stewart (3)
65
#73 SS
Free Safety FS
Jordan Whitehead J. Whitehead (2)
69
#67 FS
Defense Depth Chart (4-3)
Position POS
Left Defensive End LDE
Left Defensive Tackle LDT
Right Defensive Tackle RDT
Right Defensive End RDE
Weakside Linebacker WLB
Defensive Back DB
Middle Linebacker MLB
Strongside Linebacker SLB
Left Cornerback LCB
Strong Safety SS
Free Safety FS
Right Cornerback RCB

Offense Depth Chart Stats

Defense Depth Chart Stats

Team Defense Rating
Tampa Bay Buccaneers Buccaneers
84
Team Defense Rating Pts Allowed/Game Yards Allowed/Game Pass Yards Allowed/Game Rush Yards Allowed/Game Sacks Fumbles INT
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
84
0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Special Teams Rating
Tampa Bay Buccaneers Buccaneers
0
Special Teams Rating Kick Return TDs Punt Return TDs Field Goal Blocked Punt Blocked Extra Point Blocked TDs
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
0
0 0 0 0 0 0
Kickers Rating Depth Position Points Field Goals Made Field Goal % Made Long Extra Points Made 0-19 FG Attempted/Made 20-29 FG Attempted/Made 30-39 FG Attempted/Made 40-49 FG Attempted/Made 50+ Attempted/Made
Matt Gay M. Gay
71
K 1
Cairo Santos C. Santos
76
K 2
Phillip Andersen P. Andersen
73
PK 3

Offseason Moves

The Bucs did pretty well for themselves in the draft this year. At pick #5 overall, they took Devin White, a LB from LSU. This is the first time an inside linebacker has been drafted in the top 5 since the Packers took A.J. Hawk at pick number 5 in the 2006 draft. He’s rated the most likely of this draft class to be a pro-bowler within his first 3 seasons by ESPN’s NFL Draft Projections. In the second round, the Bucs took Sean Bunting, a CB out of Central Michigan. He’ll provide good depth at the CB position and his long arms will ensure that he can aid the Bucs in press-man coverage, something the struggled with last season. In the third round, they went with another CB in Jamel Dean from Auburn. Getting more speed and competition at the CB back position will only be a good thing. Also in the third round, they took Mike Edwards, a DB from Kentucky. A ball hawk by nature, he’ll bring a good intensity to the Bucs’ D, hopefully helping them force more turnovers.

Re-signing Donovan Smith, arguably the left tackle available in free agency, was a huge get for the Bucs. Grabbing LB Deone Bucannon in free agency was another good move, providing depth at the LB position. The Bucs were able to get a bargain in Breshad Perriman, who proved himself as a solid addition to any WR core last year with the Browns. They signed him to a one year deal worth $4 million. Probably the biggest of the Bucs’ free agency signings was Shaquil Barret at ROLB. He plays on the edge and gets incredible production on the pass-rush.

Looking Ahead

What does this season hold for the Bucs? For starters, getting Bruce Arians as head-coach will likely make all the difference in the world. If he’s able to coach Winston better than he’s been coached up until this point, it’ll be a win. Vegas is currently projecting the Bucs to have 6 ½ wins, but I think they could surpass that for an even 8-8 season. They don’t have the easiest schedule this year, but I still think with some of the off-season moves they were able to make they’ll have a good shot at finishing with more than 6.5 wins, even if that means not making the playoffs.