Evaluating the Buccaneers’ Options After Logan Mankins
Sweezy was taken in the seventh round of the 2012 draft. After starting only three times in his rookie season, he took over as a full-time starter in 2013, and has only missed two starts since. Pro Football Reference ranked his “adjusted value” at eight, and no less than nine since he took over the starting job. He has flown under the radar a bit, as PFF ranked him as only the 66th best guard, but that only proves to hide his availability a bit.
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Don’t underestimate the experience he earned in Seattle either. Between blocking for “Beastmode”, and playing in two Super Bowls, Sweezy would bring a wealth of experience, as did Mankins, that would be invaluable to young players. Spotrac stated that Sweezy earned enough money for a cap hit of $1.5 million last season. Even with a raise, his low rank last season will minimize the raise needed.
Sweezy might be a guy the Bucs want to take a serious look at.
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