Tampa Bay Buccaneers: 5 potential replacements for Ndamukong Suh

Ndamukong Suh, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, (Photo by Julio Aguilar/Getty Images)
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The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have a decision to make in terms of big DT Ndamukong Suh. Here are five potential replacements for the defensive tackle.

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers fanbase fell in love with Ndamukong Suh over the course of the 2019 season.

Suh showed solid production and did a good job anchoring the interior of that front-seven, which steadily improved as the season progressed.

However, it seems more likely than not that the Buccaneers will part ways with Suh during the 2020 free agency period in favor of a younger and cheaper option.

If the Buccaneers do elect to move away from Suh, here are five potential replacements. For this post, we elected to look at two free agents- of different calibers- and three targets in the upcoming 2020 NFL Draft.

5. Xavier Williams

We kick off our list with a guy that’s not very likely to sign with Tampa Bay, but could be a solid option.

Xavier Williams was on the IR for a solid part of the Kansas City Chiefs’ season and has been struggling with an ankle injury all year. As a result, his production has suffered.

The Chiefs have a ton of decisions to make in free agency and Williams could be a player that they choose to part ways with.

A free agent in the spring, Williams will likely sign a short-term deal and will take far less cash than what Suh will be asking. He is younger and has shown an ability to play with the Chiefs and that could translate to an economic pick-up for Tampa.

The Bucs would be taking a bit of a gamble, but a healthy Xavier Williams could provide much of the same production at a much more affordable price.