Lacking depth along their defensive front, pursuing recently released defensive lineman Mike Daniels is a good idea for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
For some unknown reason as to why, the Green Bay Packers released 2017 Pro Bowl defensive lineman Mike Daniels right on the eve of training camp. Considering little depth exists on the defensive line for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, a pursuit of Daniels would be a noble endeavor.
The Buccaneers have made several moves along the defensive front this offseason, but none have resulted in much depth or much of an upgrade, if any. While the Gerald McCoy versus Ndamukong Suh debate can roll along, the reality of the situation is both players remain relatively close in ability, making the move an honest lateral one.
Now healthy, 2018 first round pick Vita Vea looks to be a force on the field for the Buccaneers in his second season. He has even lost weight this offseason in order to better his conditioning to stay on the field longer and shed the strictly nose tackle label; Pro Football Focus remains high on Vea entering the 2019 campaign.
Behind these two juggernauts on the defensive front in Tampa Bay, however, are just table scraps. Not only do the Buccaneers have to find a starter out of William Gholston, Beau Allen, Rakeem Nunez-Roches, and 2019 seventh round pick Terry Beckner Jr., but the rest have to make up the rotation in the trenches.