S Jordan Whitehead
Whitehead made noise early in the season with a strong performance against the Philadelphia Eagles, but an injury halted his momentum. Now back in the starting spot, Whitehead has an excellent opportunity to showcase his skills.
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He currently has 66 combined tackles on the year and should finish second on the team in that category. The only thing Whitehead has lacked so far this season are impact plays. If he can find a way to force a turnover or force a fumble, it could help get his name back on the radar.
DT Vita Vea
All eyes will be on the Bucs first-round pick, Vita Vea. He performed exceptionally well in last week’s loss to the Ravens. He clogged up holes in the running game and gave the best guard in football, Marshal Yanda, some problems.
Unless he sets the world on fire in the final two games, Vea’s rookie season will be a disappointing one. Mostly due to a long bout with a calf injury leading to a slow start to the year. However, Vea has worked himself back and performed well considering the circumstance.
Bucs fans will bring up the success of Los Angeles Chargers safety Derwin James and other players Tampa Bay could have brought in, but that’s irrelevant at this point.
Instead of harping on the past, take a peek into the bright future. Vea has the chance to be a dominant force up the middle, observe him in the last two games.