The annual NFL top 100 rankings are underway. How many Tampa Bay Buccaneers should we expect to see make the list?
You really have to tip your cap to the NFL: they sure know how to keep themselves consistently in the news during the off-season. Each of the seven off-season months are occupied with their own major event, and the hype that comes along with that. For February it’s the Super Bowl at the beginning of the month and combine at the end. In March it’s free agency, and in April it’s the draft. Just days after the draft concludes, the NFL Network begins their annual “Top 100 player” rankings. For those unfamiliar, the list seeks to grade players according to rankings made by their peers. Every Monday night the show unveils a small portion of the list, leading all the way up to number one overall.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are typically averse to making this list.
As most Buccaneer fans know, this area and team aren’t particularly flashy or high profile. We simply don’t have many superstars year to year, and the NFL top 100 is a contest of superstars. On top of that, the Bucs just aren’t usually a very good team. This current Buccaneer roster is a touch different from the usual one, though, thanks to a few blooming stars and a big-time free agent addition.
With 70 through 100 names already in the books the Buccaneers have so far been left out, but I’d be surprised if they didn’t get at least a couple players on there. Let’s take a look at who the most likely candidates are.