Tampa Bay Buccaneers Power Rankings: Ranking The Best Players on the Bucs’ Roster – Preseason Week 4


Jul 25, 2013; Tampa, FL, USA; A detailed view of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers helmet on the field during training camp at One Buccaneer Place. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

As expected, very little movement in the final edition of the preseason power rankings. We did see a few newcomers to the list in Ted Larsen, Eric Page, and Daniel Te’0-Nesheim, and two players formerly on the rankings are no longer on the active 53. The power rankings were designed for the regular season, to see how things shift from week to week. So next week, expect a ton of shakeup, because one game that counts goes a heck of a lot further in my mind than four that didn’t.

Previous Rankings: Pre | P1 | P2 | P3

1Gerald McCoyBucs decided to let go of Gary Gibson leaving the team with 4 DT’s. McCoys burden grows.
2Vincent JacksonIncredibly tough matchup this week with Cromartie. Expect a rankings slide next week.
3Darrelle RevisFinally a game he gets to play in.
4Lavonte DavidTFL’s TFL’s TFL’s, we saw plenty last year, I want even a bunch against the Jets.
5Dashon GoldsonI’m ready to see this man in true action, feel like I don’t know him yet.
6Doug MartinHas has own big shoes to fill, Jets a tough matchup, but he’ll get plenty of chances.
7Josh FreemanThe microscope is pointed directly at him, great first week can get some critics off his back.
8Donald PennExpect a nice game from Penn, no elite pass rusher should help, but 3-4 defense could cause some issues.
9Mark BarronAll I’m asking for is one skull crushing hit, I’ve been having withdrawals the last 9 months.
10Davin JosephHe’s back, and he should be able to lead Doug to a solid start.
11Carl NicksProbably deserves to move down because he’ll be out this week, but I just couldn’t do it.
12Mason FosterControl the run and force Geno Smith to beat the Bucs with his arm. Foster will be key in doing so.
13Akeem SpenceMark Dominik showed a lot of faith in Spence letting Gibson go, first real game, time to prove why.↑2
14Adrian ClaybornPeople tend to forget how good some guys are when they are gone from injury. AC could be top 10 next week.↓1
15Mike WilliamsWith Cromartie on Jackson, Mike will have to have a big game becuase the targets will be there.↓1
16Jeremy ZuttahThe swiss army knife of Bucs’ offensive lineman, could see him at multiple positions in the first few weeks.
17Leonard JohnsonRevis is back, rookie QB might make mistakes in his direction.
18Da’Quan BowersLet’s go. Prove me right while you are still on this list.
19Demar DotsonNeeds a solid effort, otherwise the Gabe Carimi era will begin.
20Brian LeonardI have a sneaking suspicion he’s going to score this week. Doug Martin fantasy owners everywhere cringe.
21Ted LarsenNicks is out, next man up.↑4
22Dekoda WatsonFeels like we’ve had this battle all preseason, now we get to see who won the spot and what roles each of…
23Jonathan CasillasThese two guys will fill. Will be interesting to see how many snaps each get this week, and compare it to next.
24Eric PageWinner winner chicken dinner, we have our kick returner. Oh what I’d give for a punt return TD this week.↑2
25Daniel Te’o-NesheimThe beneficiary of Bowers not stepping up the last four weeks.↑1

Honorable Mentions (in no order) : Johnthan Banks, William Gholston