Tampa Bay Buccaneers Roster 2019 Buccaneers Roster

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Jameis Winston is heading into his fifth year, and while he is only 24 years old, he has to be feeling some pressure to perform. He has a great core around him, as his former teammate in college Mike Evans heads into his fifth year. DeSean Jackson and Adam Humphries have locked in roles in this offense, but with two quality tight ends and Chris Godwin pushing for more snaps there is too many mouths to feed. However Godwin is someone to take a shot on with Jackson being 31 years old and dealing with hamstring injuries every now and then. Godwin will see a role if he ever goes down. The Bucs let Doug Martin go, and it was about two seasons too late if you ask us. Ronald Jones was drafted out of USC in the second round, and should jump ahead of Jacquizz Rodgers and Charles Sims. If he can’t there is a big problem.

Pos Name Number Rating Ranking Depth Height Weight Age Birthday Exp. Drafted Draft Round Draft Pick College
QB Jameis Winston Jameis Winston J. Winston 3
82
#16 QB 1 6'4" 231 25 1/6/94 5 2015 1 1 Florida State
QB Blaine Gabbert Blaine Gabbert B. Gabbert 7
60
#118 QB 2 6'4" 234 29 10/15/89 9 2011 1 10 Missouri
QB Ryan Griffin Ryan Griffin R. Griffin 4
63
#115 QB 3 6'5" 208 29 11/17/89 6 2013 Tulane
QB Nick Fitzgerald Nick Fitzgerald N. Fitzgerald 7
72
#58 QB 4 6'5" 226 23 1/14/96 0 2019 Mississippi State
RB Peyton Barber Peyton Barber P. Barber 25
76
#76 RB 1 5'10" 228 24 6/27/94 4 2016 Auburn
RB Ronald Jones II Ronald Jones II R. J. II 27
77
#62 RB 2 5'11" 205 21 8/3/97 2 2018 2 38 USC
RB Andre Ellington Andre Ellington A. Ellington 38
71
#129 RB 3 5'9" 199 30 2/3/89 6 2013 6 187 Clemson
RB Bruce Anderson Bruce Anderson B. Anderson 8
70
#140 RB 4 5'11" 208 0 2019 North Dakota State
RB Shaun Wilson Shaun Wilson S. Wilson 38
67
#155 RB 5 5'9" 185 23 12/2/95 2 2018
OT Demar Dotson Demar Dotson D. Dotson 69
87
#10 OT 1 6'9" 315 33 10/11/85 11 2009 Southern Mississippi
OT Donovan Smith Donovan Smith D. Smith 76
70
#120 OT 1 6'6" 338 25 6/23/93 5 2015 2 34 Penn State
OT Michael Liedtke Michael Liedtke M. Liedtke 67
69
#125 OT 2 6'3" 301 27 1/15/92 2 2015 Illinois State
ILB Devin White Devin White D. White 40
72
#71 ILB 1 6'0" 237 21 2/17/98 0 2019 1 5 LSU
ILB Kevin Minter Kevin Minter K. Minter 41
79
#18 ILB 1 6'0" 246 28 12/3/90 7 2013 2 45 LSU
ILB Deone Bucannon Deone Bucannon D. Bucannon 20
72
#69 ILB 2 6'1" 211 26 8/30/92 6 2014 1 27 Washington State
OLB Lavonte David Lavonte David L. David 54
96
#3 OLB 1 6'1" 233 29 1/23/90 8 2012 2 58 Nebraska
OLB Shaquil Barrett Shaquil Barrett S. Barrett 48
82
#19 OLB 1 6'1" 260 26 11/17/92 6 2014 Colorado State
OLB Devante Bond Devante Bond D. Bond 59
60
#167 OLB 2 6'0" 237 25 7/3/93 4 2016 6 183 Oklahoma
OLB Corey Nelson Corey Nelson C. Nelson 52
64
#163 OLB 2 6'0" 215 27 4/22/92 5 2014 7 242 Oklahoma
OLB Jack Cichy Jack Cichy J. Cichy 48
66
#144 OLB 3 6'2" 238 24 5/5/95 2 2018 6 202
SS Justin Evans Justin Evans J. Evans 21
75
#42 SS 1 6'0" 199 23 8/26/95 3 2017 2 50 Texas A&M
SS Mike Edwards Mike Edwards M. Edwards 7
74
#43 SS 2 5'10" 205 23 5/18/96 0 2019 3 99 Kentucky
SS Orion Stewart Orion Stewart O. Stewart 45
65
#73 SS 3 6'0" 196 25 1/10/94 1 2017 Baylor
SS Aaron Davis Aaron Davis A. Davis 28
71
#51 SS 6'1" 189 0 2018
P Hayden Hunt Hayden Hunt H. Hunt 1
70
#37 P 1 6'0" 209 26 6/9/93 0 2019 Colorado State
P Bradley Pinion Bradley Pinion B. Pinion 5
79
#9 P 1 6'6" 230 25 6/1/94 5 2015 5 165 Clemson
FS Kentrell Brice Kentrell Brice K. Brice 29
70
#58 FS 1 5'11" 200 24 8/11/94 4 2016 Louisiana Tech
FS Jordan Whitehead Jordan Whitehead J. Whitehead 31
69
#67 FS 2 5'10" 198 22 3/18/97 2 2018 4 117
FS Isaiah Johnson Isaiah Johnson I. Johnson 39
67
#74 FS 3 6'0" 209 26 10/14/92 2 2016 South Carolina
LS Dax Dellenbach Dax Dellenbach D. Dellenbach 49
69
#10 LS 6'1" 235 29 4/13/90 1 2017 Florida State
LS Zach Triner Zach Triner Z. Triner 45
68
#13 LS 6'3" 245 28 1/30/91 1 2017 Assumption
C Ryan Jensen Ryan Jensen R. Jensen 66
82
#13 C 1 6'4" 298 28 5/27/91 6 2013 6 203 Colorado State - Pueblo
C Evan Smith Evan Smith E. Smith 62
72
#43 C 2 6'2" 308 32 7/19/86 10 2009 Idaho State
C Nate Trewyn Nate Trewyn N. Trewyn 70
72
#39 C 3 6'4" 304 0 2019 Wisconsin-Whitewater
DT Vita Vea Vita Vea V. Vea 50
82
#18 DT 1 6'4" 347 24 2/5/95 2 2018 1 12 Washington
DT Ndamukong Suh Ndamukong Suh N. Suh 93
87
#8 DT 1 6'4" 307 32 1/6/87 10 2010 1 2 Nebraska
DT Beau Allen Beau Allen B. Allen 91
77
#41 DT 2 6'2" 333 27 11/14/91 6 2014 7 224 Wisconsin
DT Rakeem Nunez-Roches Rakeem Nunez-Roches R. Nunez-Roches 56
63
#130 DT 2 6'2" 307 25 7/3/93 5 2015 6 217 Southern Mississippi
DT Terry Beckner Jr. Terry Beckner Jr. T. B. Jr. 5
72
#83 DT 3 6'4" 296 0 2019 7 215 Missouri
Evan Perroni Evan Perroni E. Perroni 0
67
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WR Mike Evans Mike Evans M. Evans 13
88
#20 WR 1 6'5" 231 25 8/21/93 6 2014 1 7 Texas A&M
WR Chris Godwin Chris Godwin C. Godwin 12
80
#59 WR 1 6'1" 209 23 2/27/96 3 2017 3 84 Penn State
WR Breshad Perriman Breshad Perriman B. Perriman 19
73
#185 WR 1 6'2" 212 25 9/10/93 5 2015 1 26 Central Florida
WR Scott Miller Scott Miller S. Miller 21
70
#247 WR 2 5'9" 174 21 7/31/97 0 2019 6 208 Bowling Green
WR Justin Watson Justin Watson J. Watson 17
68
#285 WR 2 6'3" 213 24 4/4/95 2 2018 5 144
WR Jesus Wilson Jesus Wilson J. Wilson 85
65
#340 WR 2 5'9" 189 24 1/25/95 1 2017 Florida State
WR Malik Taylor Malik Taylor M. Taylor 0
71
#224 WR 6'3" 220 0 2019 Ferris State
WR Bryant Mitchell Bryant Mitchell B. Mitchell 18
74
#144 WR 6'2" 183 26 8/16/92 0 2019 Northwestern State
WR Spencer Schnell Spencer Schnell S. Schnell 83
75
#133 WR 5'8" 176 24 12/7/94 0 2019 Illinois State
WR Anthony Johnson Anthony Johnson A. Johnson 83
77
#91 WR 6'2" 209 0 2019 Buffalo
WR Cortrelle Simpson Cortrelle Simpson C. Simpson 14
77
#82 WR 5'10" 193 0 2019 Richmond
WR Damarkus Lodge Damarkus Lodge D. Lodge 5
73
#191 WR 6'2" 202 22 5/12/97 0 2019 Ole Miss
WR Thomas Sperbeck Thomas Sperbeck T. Sperbeck 83
66
#316 WR 6'0" 181 24 10/20/94 1 2017 Boise State
WR Xavier Ubosi Xavier Ubosi X. Ubosi 7
73
#190 WR 6'3" 209 25 2/2/94 0 2019 UAB
TE OJ Howard OJ Howard O. Howard 80
83
#18 TE 1 6'6" 249 24 11/18/94 3 2017 1 19 Alabama
TE Cameron Brate Cameron Brate C. Brate 84
81
#20 TE 2 6'4" 245 27 7/3/91 5 2014 Harvard
TE Jordan Leggett Jordan Leggett J. Leggett 86
73
#93 TE 3 6'5" 258 24 1/31/95 3 2017 5 150 Clemson
TE Antony Auclair Antony Auclair A. Auclair 82
60
#168 TE 4 6'6" 256 26 5/28/93 3 2017 Laval
TE Donnie Ernsberger Donnie Ernsberger D. Ernsberger 86
67
#139 TE 5 6'3" 241 22 10/13/96 1 2018
TE Isaiah Searight Isaiah Searight I. Searight 1
70
#111 TE 6'3" 245 0 2019 Fordham
DE Jason Pierre-Paul Jason Pierre-Paul J. Pierre-Paul 90
85
#26 DE 1 6'5" 278 30 1/1/89 10 2010 1 15 South Florida
DE Carl Nassib Carl Nassib C. Nassib 94
77
#64 DE 1 6'7" 277 26 4/12/93 4 2016 3 65 Penn State
DE Noah Spence Noah Spence N. Spence 57
79
#53 DE 2 6'2" 251 25 1/8/94 4 2016 2 39 Eastern Kentucky
DE William Gholston William Gholston W. Gholston 92
76
#77 DE 2 6'6" 281 27 7/31/91 7 2013 4 126 Michigan State
DE Anthony Nelson Anthony Nelson A. Nelson 93
76
#76 DE 3 6'7" 271 22 3/4/97 0 2019 4 107 Iowa
DE Deondre Barnett Deondre Barnett D. Barnett 0
66
#181 DE 6'3" 239 1 2017 Southern Illinois
CB Carlton Davis Carlton Davis C. Davis 33
69
#186 CB 1 6'1" 206 22 12/31/96 2 2018 2 63 Auburn
CB Vernon Hargreaves Vernon Hargreaves V. Hargreaves 28
78
#74 CB 1 5'10" 204 24 6/3/95 4 2016 1 11 Florida
CB M.J. Stewart M.J. Stewart M. Stewart 36
71
#163 CB 2 5'11" 200 23 9/16/95 2 2018 2 53 North Carolina
CB Ryan Smith Ryan Smith R. Smith 29
71
#167 CB 2 5'11" 174 25 9/7/93 4 2016 4 108 North Carolina Central
CB Sean Bunting Sean Bunting S. Bunting 3
73
#152 CB 3 6'0" 195 0 2019 2 39 Central Michigan
CB Jamel Dean Jamel Dean J. Dean 12
71
#166 CB 3 6'1" 206 0 2019 3 94 Auburn
CB De'Vante Harris De'Vante Harris D. Harris 22
61
#237 CB 5'11" 175 25 6/30/93 4 2016 Texas A&M
G Caleb Benenoch Caleb Benenoch C. Benenoch 77
67
#129 G 1 6'5" 311 24 8/8/94 4 2016 5 148 UCLA
G Ali Marpet Ali Marpet A. Marpet 74
89
#8 G 1 6'4" 307 26 4/17/93 5 2015 2 61 Hobart & William Smith
G Earl Watford Earl Watford E. Watford 71
69
#112 G 2 6'3" 300 28 6/24/90 7 2013 4 116 James Madison
G Alex Cappa Alex Cappa A. Cappa 65
67
#130 G 2 6'6" 305 24 1/27/95 2 2018 3 94 Humboldt State
K Matt Gay Matt Gay M. Gay 97
71
#40 K 1 6'0" 232 0 2019 5 145 Utah
K Cairo Santos Cairo Santos C. Santos 5
76
#24 K 2 5'8" 164 27 11/12/91 6 2014 Tulane
K Phillip Andersen Phillip Andersen P. Andersen 7
73
#36 K 3 5'11" 208 0 2019 No College

Roster Moves in 2018 Enough?

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers enter the 2018 season dealing with the aftermath of another controversy centered on starting QB Jameis Winston. Winston, the former number 1 overall pick in the 2015 draft, will be suspended for the first three games of the season as a result of an incident involving a female Uber driver. Without their signal caller for the first three games, the Buccaneers will have to tread water to have any chance of finding a playoff spot in a competitive NFC South division.

2017 Review

The 2017 season was a disappointing one for Tampa Bay. Following a 2016 campaign that saw them post a winning record at 9-7 and barely miss the playoffs, the Buccaneers were a trendy pick to take the next step and make the postseason. Instead, Tampa saw their defense take a big step backward to a bottom third unit, while their offense was plagued by inconsistency on route to a 5-11 season. Winston wasn’t able to ascend to the next level of a top 10 QB, leaving some in Tampa to doubt whether he’ll ever make that leap.

NFL Draft Moves

While much of the focus on 2017 was on Winston and the offense, defense is where Tampa really fell apart last year. And the Bucs addressed defense in the draft, taking mammoth DT Vita Vea in round 1, two corners in the second round, a safety in the fourth and a LB in the sixth. They also picked up explosive USC RB Ronald Jones II to bolster the offense. Vita Vea is the gem of the draft class, a giant of a man and a first game starter who will solidify the middle of the defense against the run. The Bucs are hoping that Vea and their second and third round secondary reinforcements will overhaul a defense in sore need of improvement.

2018 Free Agency

Like with the draft, the Bucs focused on defense with their 2018 free agent signings. They didn’t swing for the fences with any of the premier players, instead focusing on adding depth and solid veteran pieces. Vinny Curry, Mitch Unrein, Keith Tandy and Beau Allen aren’t going to start in Pro Bowls, but their depth will help a depleted unit. While most of their focus was on defense, the Bucs’ biggest signing was on the offensive side of the ball, where they made former Ravens center Ryan Jensen the highest paid center in the league.

Offensive Roster

The big question for Tampa is this: How will they get by without Winston to start the season, and what can Winston produce when he returns? Veteran Ryan Fitzpatrick looks to be the likely starter, and he’ll need to make the most of a passing attack headlined by Mike Evans. Once Winston returns, the Bucs need him to continue his growth into a top tier QB to have a realistic chance of making the playoffs. Meanwhile, the Tampa running game put up an anemic 3.5 yards per carry last year, and they’ll be hoping to improve this year. They believe that the precense of Ryan Jensen in the interior O-Line combined with the breakaway threat of Ronald Jones II can revitalize the unit.

Defensive Roster

While there’s relative continuity on the offensive side of the ball, the defense will look completely different in 2018. Tampa will hope that an infusion of highly drafted rookies alongside a number of veteran depth pieces can solidify a unit that underperformed in 2017. With the addition of Vita Vea, the Bucs now have an intriguing tandem with veteran start Gerald McCoy, and they’ll be hoping that their front four can win battles that trickle down into better performance in the linebacking corps and secondary. The story grabbing all the headlines is the turmoil with Jameis Winston, and his performance will be one of the keys of Tampa’s 2018 season. But just as important will the how well the new-look defense can improve on their 2017 performance. If the Bucs can be stout defensively and get a little more production from the running game, they’ll put Winston in a better position to lead the team to a better outcome in 2018.