After a week-long hiatus, we’re back with another edition of NFC South position rankings with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. This time, the focus shifts to the linebackers.
The linebackers. Something tells me Buccaneers fans have been looking forward to this one. Since the day Lavonte David was drafted, the linebacker position has been a strength of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and in 2018 they look poised to take the next step.
They’re not alone in that strength within the NFC South, though. Both the Carolina Panthers and the Atlanta Falcons boast strong, versatile groups of linebackers who can get physical near the line and also fly sideline-to-sideline.
Ranking these groups ended up being as challenging as any other position groups in the division as at least three of them are neck and neck. Let’s dig in further starting with the Saints and eventually working our way down to the Buccaneers. Then, I’ll deliver the final verdict.