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Tampa Bay Buccaneers Power Rankings: Ranking The Best Players on the Bucs’ Roster


With the preseason set to kick off Thursday it’s time for the first ever Buccaneers Power Rankings. Just like NFL Network has the players rank the top 100 players in the league, we’re going to give you the top 25 Buccaneers. However, unlike the NFL Network poll, this one is fluid. Each week a new power ranking will come out, and players will move up and down based on their performances. It’s kind of like the polls in college football, except I’m the only one who gets to vote.

So without further ado, here’s the first ever, Buccaneers Power Rankings.

Rank Player Synopsis
1 Vincent Jackson Absolute beast. The Bucs needed a top WR, they’ve now got one.
2 Gerald McCoy McCoy is a world mover. If the D-Line succeeds, it starts with him.
3 Doug Martin The Muscle Hamster is ready to roll again.
4 Darrelle Revis Revis Island is back. And it’s the driving force behind the “No Fly Zone”
5 Dashon Goldson The Hawk is already leading off the field, time to show it on the field too.
6 Josh Freeman Couple good outings and he’s in the top 3.
7 Lavonte David Monster year last season, time to do it again.
8 Donald Penn Slimmer, fitter, and hopefully even better than before.
9 Carl Nicks Needs to stay healthy, but if he can, he’ll be a Pro Bowler again.
10 Davin Joseph See Carl Nicks.
11 Adrian Clayborn We started to see flashes, now we want to see the whole package.
12 Mark Barron Not a bad rookie year, now with a hitting buddy in Goldson, time to take the next step.
13 Mike Williams New contract, need more of the same results.
14 Mason Foster Could use more from Foster. Not bad, but not great.
15 Da’Quan Bowers The table is set, time to show up for dinner.
16 Jeremy Zuttah Jack of all trades lineman, versatile, but not on the level of Penn, Nicks, or Joseph.
17 Dekoda Watson Finally getting a chance. Made many plays in the past, let’s see them as a starter.
18 Leonard Johnson Rose to the top of the “other corners,” not going to be easy to stay there.
19 Demar Dotson Says he’s going to be best RT in NFL. Needs to become 4th best OL on team first.
20 Gary Gibson Needs to go from blah to someone much more impactful.
21 Akeem Spence Look out Gibson, the “ridiculously strong” man is on your heels.
22 Jamon Meredith Excellent back up lineman, great asset for the team.
23 Tom Crabtree Show me something and you’ll move up quick.
24 Johnthan Banks First draft pick, now needs to prove he’s the undisputed top rookie.
25 Jonathan Casillas Watson’s spot is not written in pen.

Honorable mentions (in no order) : Brian Leonard, Tiquan Underwood, Danny Gorrer, Erik Lorig

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