Justin Evans was a second round pick of the Bucs two years ago, and during the last two years he has started 19 games while battling nagging injuries. In 2019, the Buccaneers need Evans to stay on the field for their struggling secondary and continue to contribute in a significant way. If Evans is able to stay on the field, look out for him to have a big year under Todd Bowles who has a unique strength of utilizing physical safeties.
Coming off of his rookie season that saw Evans net three interceptions, knock down an additional six passes, and record a large 65 tackles in nine starts, the starting safety took a step back in 2018 where he recorded just one pick and 59 tackles in 10 games. The Bucs need Evans on the field and contributing like he is capable of, and if he does that for 16 games, he could see himself talked about as a Pro Bowler at the position.
While having Evans on the roster will not deter the Bucs from adding another piece or two to their secondary this offseason, Evans would be a great starter and contributor next to whomever the new face will be next to him. Coming off of a season where the Tampa Bay secondary was abysmal to say the least, Evans was a bright spot and the team will be looking for improvement and consistency out of the third year safety.