While the Buccaneers’ final roster is far from being locked in for the 2017 NFL Season, most of it is in place. Where does the offensive line stand?
As we build up to the opening of training camps and the pre-season, we’re going to go section by section and break down each position group in the NFC South to see where the Buccaneers rank.
The idea, is maybe we can figure out just who the team to beat is in a division which has had some successes throughout the off-season.
Each team seems to have taken positive steps during the last few months.
We’re going to start our position group preview and rankings by starting where every down starts; on the offensive line.
It was up front where much of the blame went when the Carolina Panthers lost to the Denver Broncos in the Super Bowl two years ago.
The front five shouldered some blame for not being able to get the running game going against the New England Patriots as the Falcons turned back to the pass, and ultimately turned themselves out of field goal position, as they squandered their historic lead.
Many fans took to social media and discussion boards to try and sway Bucs general manager Jason Licht to make some moves in his grouping. In the end, Tampa’s front will look similar to the way it did in 2016 – or will it?
New Orleans’ running game never really got it going last year, and the offensive line could certainly be held at least partially accountable.
If every team had room to improve, let’s see what they’ve done, what they haven’t done, and put them in order from worst to best!