OLB Noah Spence
Que the broken record cliche. Noah Spence looks like a man who knows that a roster spot is on the line, and in all honesty, it may be. Spence has not lived up to the hype of a second round pick that he was back in 2016, and was even benched completely by former defensive coordinator Mike Smith a year ago.
However, there is no denying that Spence is off to a burning hot start to training camp in his contract year. From bullrushing left tackle Donovan Smith to the ground despite not having pads on multiple times, to multiple teammates praising him, Spence is not looking to give up his roster spot.
After the injury to Jason Pierre-Paul that has him sidelined to the beginning of October at the earliest, the Buccaneers will need Spence to step up and contribute in a significant way in 2019. With Pierre-Paul out, Spence is just one of three players off the edge for the Buccaneers who have actual NFL experience with Carl Nassib and Shaquil Barrett.
Always looking in peak condition, this year is no different for Spence. This time around, however, he looks the part on the field as well; hopefully this can continue deeper into camp and carry over into the regular season.