This should not be a surprise as Peyton Barber was the leading rusher for the Buccaneers last year. No other running back on the roster has done enough this preseason to usurp the leading role away from Barber, so expect him to see the most carries for the Buccaneers as the regular season rolls around.
After a terrible rookie season that saw Ronald Jones average less than three yards per carry and 48 rushing yards total, the former second round pick is looking to bounce back. He has put together a solid preseason and looks to be the change of pace back behind Barber this year.
The biggest surprise for the Buccaneers at the running back position was third year back out of Wisconsin, Dare Ogunbowale. After bouncing around a bit in his first two seasons and seeing limited time on the field as a return specialist, Ogunbowale looks to have won the third down role for the Buccaneers.
With Arians stating he will ride the hot hand into the regular season, Ogunbowale may see some extended time on first and second downs as well. Ogunbowale has earned this role and could be an underdog contributor in Tampa Bay this season.
The Buccaneers keep the veteran around for depth and as another pass catching back. Arians trusts Andre Ellington and he could prove to be an asset for Winston out of the backfield.