Aug 8, 2013; Tampa, FL, USA; Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive tackle Gerald McCoy (93) tackles Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice (27) during the first quarter at Raymond James Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

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


Two games, two losses. But the rankings show more individual improvement than radical decline. Next week will show a lot in a game where most players on the list get at least a half of play. Tom Crabtree and Jamon Meredith fall out, Gabe Carimi and Brian Leonard now ranked.

Previous Rankings: Pre | P1

Rank Player Synopsis Change
1 Gerald McCoy New top spot. As he goes, the Bucs D-Line will go. ↑1
2 Vincent Jackson Time to get in rhythm with #5. ↓1
3 Darrelle Revis Playing this week? I’ll believe it when I see it.
4 Levonte David Keeps moving up because he keeps showing up. Could jump Revis next. ↑2
5 Doug Martin Hopfully that head is fine. Seems like it will be. ↓1
6 Josh Freeman Let’s get going buddy. ↓1
7 Dashon Goldson Supposed to be new vocal leader of the defense, let’s start seeing it.
8 Donald Penn Not to blame for the disaster that was the O-Line vs. Patriots.
9 Carl Nicks Bad game by O-Line means is a good sign for lineman who didn’t play.
10 Davin Joseph See Nicks. One day I won’t have to type this.
11 Mark Barron Ready to see him make the leap to elite. ↑1
12 Adrian Clayborn Can’t wait to see he and McCoy on the field together again. ↓1
13 Mike Williams Time to get in rhythm with #5.
14 Mason Foster Not much to say.
15 Jeremy Zuttah In the middle of the nightmare, but blame lies more on others.
16 Akeem Spence I asked him to stand out, he did it in Game 2. Job looks to be his, and the Bucs may benefit cause of it. ↑4
17 Leonard Johnson We’ll get a much better idea of how he can handle his role when Revis returns. ↓1
18 Da’Quan Bowers Coaches continue to ride him. But they do because they believe.
19 Demar Dotson Not a good showing, need better. ↓2
20 Gary Gibson Spence’s emergence may cause him to only get sparing work, but still a nice backup. ↓1
21 Dekoda Watson Still in a battle, but it’s looking like it’s going to be job at starting weak side linebacker.
22 Jonathan Casillas Maybe a slot as a third down backer to cover TE’s?
23 Brian Leonard Out this week, but should have the role as the short yardage guy. ↑3
24 Danny Gorrer Banks was hot name coming in, Gorrer has outplayed him on the field… but not by much.
25 Gabe Carimi Watch out Demar, here comes the Chicago castaway. ↑1

Honorable mentions (in no order) :  Johnthan Banks, Jamon Meredith, Danny Noble

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