Where do Tampa Bay Buccaneers rank in national power rankings?

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After the 2019 NFL Draft, just about every national media has put out their power rankings for all 32 teams; where do the Tampa Bay Buccaneers sit?

Now the 2019 NFL Draft has concluded and teams are set to head into training camp after most rookie minicamps have concluded. As the 2019 season is set to begin, where do the Tampa Bay Buccaneers rank among NFL teams in national media outlets’ power rankings?

First up is Sports Illustrated, who ranks the Buccaneers as the worst team in the entire league, dead last. Summarizing their ranking in one sentence, SI blatantly states, “Bruce Arians, you’ve got work to do.” Their previous rank of the Buccaneers was 28th, and out of ten votes in their writer poll, Tampa Bay received five votes for the 32nd slot and their highest slot being the 22nd ranking.

NFL.com has the Buccaneers down one spot from their last power ranking from the 28th slot to the 29th space after the draft.

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"“While it would have been nice to see Tampa Bay source some ground-game help at some point in the draft, here’s (really) hoping that fifth-round kicker Matt Gay works out. That would make Bucs fans quite happy. Please” (via NFL.com)."

Finally, Bleacher Report had the most generous grade of any of the three, ranking the Buccaneers as the 24th best team in the league after the draft. The highest vote the Buccaneers received in this roundtable was at the 19th slot and the lowest at the 28th.

"“…defensive issues will likely be too much for Tampa Bay to overcome in 2019. In fact, it will probably be something of an upset if the Buccaneers finish higher than fourth place in the NFC South” (via B/R)."

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Just about every national media believes Tampa Bay has their work cut out for them ahead of the 2019 season, even with the battle-tested Bruce Arians and his seasoned staff. After back-to-back five win seasons, the national outlets do not have much hope for Tampa Bay in 2019. The Buccaneers will have a massive chip on their shoulder as they prepare for war this upcoming seasons.