“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. 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. Will Gholston | Age: 29 | NFL Exp. Michael Divinity | Age: 23 | NFL Exp: Rookie | 6-2, 242 It’s a competition that Bruce Arians is looking forward to watching as well. 34-13. The core of Tampa Bay’s 2019 defensive line remains intact heading into 2020. As far as backups go, Rakeem Nunez-Roches is the next man up on the defensive line after the starting three. 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. Ledbetter is an intriguing case because he’s been very impressive in his last two training camps with the Bucs, which includes a vivid memory of picking off Jameis Winston at the team’s indoor facility. Buccaneers defensive lineman played for Jets on Sunday despite knowing he’d been traded. 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. 14 Responses to “Defensive Line Drills” Sarasota Garey Says: August 19th, 2020 at 9:57 am. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers rediscovered the deep ball in Sunday's 26-14 win over the Minnesota Vikings, as Tom Brady hit Scotty Miller for a 48-yard bomb in the second quarter to give the Bucs their first lead of the game. (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. What’s the difference this year for these two? General Manager Jason Licht said at the Combine that Suh has also indicated he would like to return to the Buccaneers. Bucs WR Chris Godwin riddled the Rams for … Kahzin Daniels | Age: 24 | NFL Exp: 2nd season | 6-4, 240 Armstead played end for the 49ers but at 6-7 and nearly 300 pounds is also capable of sliding inside. 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. Analysis. Son of former NFL corner Antoine Winfield. Kahzin Daniels, Quinton Bell, some guys who got a lot of speed off the edge – [Michael] Divinity, some of these young guys coming in. Rakeem Nunez-Roches | Age: 27 | NFL Exp: 6th season | 6-2, 307 David Says: October 3rd, 2020 at 9:12 am. Khalil Davis | Age: 23 | NFL Exp. Jason Pierre-Paul | Age: 31 | NFL Exp: 11th season | 6-5, 275 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. 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. 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. Quinton Bell | Age: 24 | NFL Exp: 1st season | 6-4, 253 (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. (Logan Bowles/NFL), Utah defensive end Bradlee Anae runs the 40-yard dash during the 2020 NFL Scouting Combine, Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020 in Indianapolis. Bowles changed the Buccaneers base defense from a 4-3 front to a 3-4. The former Florida State Seminole is considered one of this year's top running back prospects of the 2020 draft class. (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. ... Bucs/Pro Sports/Enterprise Reporter. Last season, Pierre-Paul didn’t play until Week 11. I know teams have limited resources and can’t pay everyone. Jaymiss Pick6 Again Says: August 19th, 2020 at 10:14 am. When Bruce Arians was hired, he brought in Todd Bowles as his Defensive Coordinator. And there are even depth options with Ledbetter and O'Connor if Nunez-Roches and/or Beau Allen depart, as well. Nassib’s role was important to the Bucs, and his replacement this year will be mostly unproven. : Rookie | 6-3, 290 Davis may receive the benefit of the doubt since he is the Bucs’ sixth round pick from the 2020 draft. As previously stated, this is an open competition at outside linebacker after the starters, which makes it a great opportunity for Divinity. 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. Whether or not the Bucs dive deep into the free agent pool, they have a lot of work to do in the month of March thanks to that long list. (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. Cam Gill | Age: 22 | NFL Exp: Rookie | 6-3, 240. 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 Suh contributed 41 tackles, seven tackles, 14 quarterback hits and four fumble recoveries, two of which he returned for touchdowns. 1138. (Ben Liebenberg/NFL), TCU defensive tackle Ross Blacklock runs a drill during the 2020 NFL Scouting Combine, Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020 in Indianapolis. Georgia's Andrew Thomas seems to be leading the way in who draft pundits are predicting the Bucs will pick at No. Adding quarterback Tom Brady , tight end Rob Gronkowski and offensive tackle Tristan Wirfs to an already strong offense makes that side even more lethal. 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. Here’s to hoping for a healthy season. Ndamukong Suh | Age: 33 | NFL Exp. 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. "Big" may not be a sufficient word to describe the Buccaneers defensive line. (Ben Liebenberg/NFL), Florida linebacker Jonathan Greenard runs the 40-yard dash during the 2020 NFL Scouting Combine, Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020 in Indianapolis. : 2nd season | 6-4, 270 (Ben Liebenberg/NFL). The FINAL mock draft roundup before we find out the real thing this weekend. “It was a good play," Brady said. 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. The backups at outside linebacker are another story. (Logan Bowles/NFL), Nebraska defensive tackle Darrion Daniels runs a drill during 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? 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. 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. 22-21 Chargers. (Aaron Doster/NFL), Missouri defensive tackle Jordan Elliott runs a drill during the 2020 NFL Scouting Combine, Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020 in Indianapolis. There won’t be any surprises on the Bucs defensive line starters for 2020. Rookie Khalil Davis also saw action for the Bucs, making one … (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. Barrett was franchise-tagged by the Bucs, so there is added motivation to still earn that next big pay day. 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. Clearly, the franchise believes … 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. Jeremiah Ledbetter finished the 2019 season on the Bucs' practice squad and then signed a new one-year deal for 2020 in January. 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. But injuries plagued the fourth-year pro by the end of each camp, forcing him to start the season on IR. It is highly recommended that you use the latest versions of a supported browser in order to receive an optimal viewing experience. With that said, if there’s anyone that has shot, it’s LSU’s Michael Divinity. : 2nd season | 6-3, 295 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. 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. 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. Starting off with the interior defensive line, it will be Vita Vea, Will Gholston and Suh manning the front. That’s right, we have our second triple-threat match of these training camp previews. 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. At 330 pounds, Reader is a load in the middle but can still get into the backfield. — Sam Monson (@PFF_Sam) November 15, 2020. (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 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. One injury to their top pass rushers and it’ll be one of these three playing big minutes. Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Suh had two defensive scores in his first season here while leading the defensive line with seven tackles-for-loss. He’s had a fair share of playing time in Tampa Bay, and always plays with a burst of energy. (Ben Liebenberg/NFL), Ohio St. defensive tackle Davon Hamilton runs a drill during the 2020 NFL Scouting Combine, Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020 in Indianapolis. 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. The Buccaneers are tied for second in the NFL with 22 sacks and rank third with 69 pressures. 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. 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. The depth behind the starters is really shallow. 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. 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. 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. We've waived LB Jack Cichy & promoted DL Jeremiah Ledbetter to the active roster. This clearly depends on what happens with the Bucs' own list of free agents on their defensive front seven, in particular Ndamukong Suh. 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. Hargrave, in particular, had 10.5 sacks over the past two years. Bucs line on both sides of the ball are going to kick the chargers ass. … The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are known for their potent offense, but their defense will ultimately decide where they finish in 2020. 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. The official source for NFL news, video highlights, fantasy football, game-day coverage, … There are high expectations for this unit, and there should be. 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. Nunez-Roches contributed 301 snaps on defense and played in every game while Allen was in on 192 snaps. (Logan Bowles/NFL), Ohio St. defensive tackle Davon Hamilton runs the 40-yard dash during the 2020 NFL Scouting Combine, Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020 in Indianapolis. 3 edge rusher role, this is really an open competition that’s attainable for all three players. 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. A year ago, the LA Rams had no answer to the Bucs passing attack. Divinity’s quickness as a pass rusher saw him rack up 17.5 sacks at LSU, with 9.5 coming as a Junior. New Orleans' David Onyemata started a career-high 15 games in 2019 but his snap count still indicates very much of a rotational role. (Logan Bowles/NFL), Missouri defensive tackle Jordan Elliott runs a drill during the 2020 NFL Scouting Combine, Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020 in Indianapolis. ... to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for a 2022 sixth-round pick. Bucs defensive line pushing its way into the spotlight. 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 … : 11th season | 6-4, 313 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. 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. (Ben Liebenberg/NFL), Penn St. defensive tackle Robert Windsor runs a drill during the 2020 NFL Scouting Combine, Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020 in Indianapolis. Nelson managed to play in just nine games, recording eight tackles. 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. Vea is gonna be a handful this year. 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. Jeremiah Ledbetter finished the 2019 season on the Bucs' practice squad and then signed a new one-year deal for 2020 in January. Going into the 2020 regular season, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are all in. He had a breakout year in 2019 with 10 sacks. Both are big men who can handle the nose tackle position in a 3-4 front but also have some pass-rush ability. October 3rd, 2020 at 8:46 am. 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. 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. The PFF unit ranking series moves to the defensive line as we look forward to the 2020 season. (Logan Bowles/NFL), Michigan St. defensive tackle Raequan Williams runs a drill during the 2020 NFL Scouting Combine, Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020 in Indianapolis. Leonard Williams and Mike Daniels are two more potential free agents who are looking for career rebounds of varying degrees. 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. He had a good career at Charleston, recording 34.5 sacks before signing with the Bucs as an undrafted free agent. This offseason, Tampa Bay re-signed star veteran defensive lineman Ndamukong Suh on a … 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. 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. 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. Jeremiah Ledbetter | Age: 26 | NFL Exp. 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. (Logan Bowles/NFL), Auburn defensive tackle Derrick Brown runs a drill during the 2020 NFL Scouting Combine, Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020 in Indianapolis. Anthony Nelson | Age: 23 | NFL Exp: 2nd season | 6-7, 271 (Aaron Doster/NFL), Utah defensive tackle John Penisini runs a drill during the 2020 NFL Scouting Combine, Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020 in Indianapolis. That's the official start of the league year and, thus, unrestricted free agency. Buy Gear. They get out coached and out worked on Sunday. Benning Potoa’e | Age: 23 | NFL Exp. (Aaron Doster/NFL), NC State defensive tackle Larrell Murchison runs a drill during the 2020 NFL Scouting Combine, Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020 in Indianapolis. 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. The Bucs' front always wins the line of scrimmage, and that is fundamental to their success. But Bucs are going to have to invest on DL and QB next year early. (Ben Liebenberg/NFL), Miami defensive end Jonathan Garvin runs the 40-yard dash during the 2020 NFL Scouting Combine, Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020 in Indianapolis. (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. (Ben Liebenberg/NFL), Iowa defensive end A.J. The Bucs defense begins with their front seven, and that group looks strong coming into 2020. (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. 7 - 5 - 0. Potentially Available Free Agents: As is the case at a lot of positions, this list starts with a name that probably won't be there for long. Junior entry, two-year starter, The Woodlands, TX. Bucs notorious for reading their own press clippings. Starting off with the interior defensive line, it will be Vita Vea, Will Gholston and Suh manning the front. : 3rd season | 6-4, 347 © 2020 PewterReport.com All Rights Reserved. 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. Preparations for the 2020 NFL Draft in April will continue ahead at full steam, with dozens of college Pro Days next on the docket, but the next big date on the calendar is March 18. There won’t be any surprises on the Bucs defensive line starters for 2020. 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. Defensive lineman Ndamukong Suh added five tackles -- one for loss -- and a quarterback hurry. Bell is considered to be very athletic and fast with a 40-yard dash time between 4.38 and 4.48. 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). Vea had similar production, with 35 tackles, four tackles for loss, 2.5 sacks, 12 quarterback hits and three passes defensed. Daniels is an inspirational story to Bucs fans for overcoming adversity from being blind in his right eye since the age of five. Teams looking for a run-stopper in particular might go after Baltimore's Michael Pierce, a 340-pounder who hasn't shown much in way of a pass-rush in four seasons but can plug the middle. 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. 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. While Nelson is the favorite to win the coveted No. (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. Pat O’Connor | Age: 26 | NFL Exp. Our 2020 Free Agency Primers continues this week with the defensive line position. (Ben Liebenberg/NFL), Oklahoma defensive tackle Neville Gallimore runs a drill during the 2020 NFL Scouting Combine, Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020 in Indianapolis. The former Alabama wideout could be one of the first receivers off the board come next week along with former teammate Jerry Jeudy. — James Palmer (@JamesPalmerTV) October 18, 2020 Tampa Bay looked like a legitimate contender in the NFC on Sunday. 8 … (Ben Liebenberg/NFL), Syracuse defensive end Kendall Coleman 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. (Logan Bowles/NFL), Ole Miss defensive tackle Benito Jones runs a drill during the 2020 NFL Scouting Combine, Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020 in Indianapolis. 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. NFL Network analyst Daniel Jeremiah broke down the top offensive tackle prospects on Thursday and also suggested the Bucs could be exploring the possibility of trading up to get one of them, Carmen Vitali and Scott Smith drop the gimmicks and combine for one final joint set of predictions for the first round of the 2020 NFL Draft, and this time the Bucs make a bold move to get their man. Bucs 2020 Training Camp Preview: Defensive Line/Outside Linebackers. The Tampa Bay defensive front consists of ends Ndamukong Suh … (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 NFC SOUTH. 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. Tampa Bay kept six defensive linemen last season and that very likely could be the case again this year. 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. The last two spots are up for grabs between Davis, Ledbetter, O’Connor and Potoa’e. TCU defensive tackle Ross Blacklock 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. 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. After the game, Brady and Miller each broke down the play from their own perspective. It will be a beat down : Rookie | 6-1, 308, Shaq Barrett | Age: 27 | NFL Exp: 7th season | 6-2 250 Pittsburgh's Javon Hargrave and Houston's D.J. Bucs defensive lineman Will Gholston isolating as coronavirus precaution The eighth-year veteran said he expects to play Sunday night against the Saints. (Logan Bowles/NFL), Utah defensive tackle John Penisini runs a drill during the 2020 NFL Scouting Combine, Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020 in Indianapolis. (Aaron Doster/NFL), LSU defensive tackle Rashard Lawrence runs the 40-yard dashduring the 2020 NFL Scouting Combine, Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020 in Indianapolis. Vita Vea | Age: 25 | NFL Exp. 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. ... 2020 at 1:30 a.m. UTC. I’m anxious to get them out there and see what they can do.”. 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. Tampa Bay Buccaneers 2020 Stats | NFL.com. I remember the hit Golston put on the Lions runningback, I thought he killed him. (Logan Bowles/NFL), NC State defensive tackle Larrell Murchison runs a drill during the 2020 NFL Scouting Combine, Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020 in Indianapolis. Lord willing, we’ll get a full 16 games with the threat of Barrett and Pierre-Paul coming off the edge. Epenesa runs the 40-yard dash during the 2020 NFL Scouting Combine, Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020 in Indianapolis. February 2, 2020. 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. This is a position battle with important implications for the Bucs. Rams defensive line could be the difference in this one. 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