Defensive Line: Ndamukong Suh
Honestly, there is a good chance that Ndamukong Suh does not step on the field tonight, but we will be watching closely to see if the big man makes his debut in the pewter and red. With the parting ways of Gerald McCoy and the injury to Vita Vea, the Buccaneers will need Suh to be a force up front.
Picked one spot ahead of McCoy back in the 2010 NFL Draft, Suh has had quite the illustrious career to this point, but has not quite met the bill over the last two or three seasons. After a career low 4.5 sacks, nine tackles for loss, and 12 quarterback pressures (taking away his injury shortened 2011 season) in 2017, the Miami Dolphins cut him.
Suh then landed with the Los Angeles Rams on a one year deal, where his stats took another dip, matching his sack totals from the year before, but tallying just four tackles for loss playing next to presumably the best player in the NFL in Aaron Donald.
While Suh saw no double teams a year ago, paired with Donald, he will be forced to take on the brunt of the targets for the Buccaneers this year. Can Suh get back to the level of play he has shown prior to 2017 or is he just here to cash another paycheck?