Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Breaking down depth at running back

ARLINGTON, TEXAS - DECEMBER 23: Peyton Barber #25 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers stiff arms Chidobe Awuzie #24 of the Dallas Cowboys on a carry in the third quarter at AT&T Stadium on December 23, 2018 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)
ARLINGTON, TEXAS - DECEMBER 23: Peyton Barber #25 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers stiff arms Chidobe Awuzie #24 of the Dallas Cowboys on a carry in the third quarter at AT&T Stadium on December 23, 2018 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images) /
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The rushing attack of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers was terrible one year ago, and if they have plans of competing in 2019, this must change.

Yesterday, depth at the quarterback position for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers was covered, and today the running back depth for the pewter and red will be examined. While the bottom of the depth charge has changed in Tampa Bay, the top remains unchanged for the Buccaneers.

The Buccaneers had one of the worst rushing attacks in all of the league, with their top two backs failing to average even four yards per carry. If they want to get the offense humming this year and take the pressure off of Jameis Winston, then the Buccaneers must establish an identity on the ground in 2019.

While there is no Warrick Dunn or Mike Alstott on the roster in Tampa Bay this year, they do have some serviceable options and a second-year player they hope makes the leap after a terrible rookie year. One thing is for sure: if the Buccaneers fail to install an effective rushing attack, then they will be in the basement of the NFC South once again.

With training camp less than a month away from beginning, here is a look at the depth chart at the running back position for the Buccaneers and some names to keep an eye on as the offseason progresses.