Buccaneers: Defense set to be special in 2020 and beyond

Devin White, Tampa Bay Buccaneers,(Photo by Julio Aguilar/Getty Images)
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Finishing strong in 2019, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have a defense that is going to be a force in the National Football League in 2020 and beyond.

The 2019 National Football League Draft is going to go down in history much like the draft of 1995 when the Buccaneers selected Warren Sapp and Derrick Brooks.  It will be viewed as a draft that brought in Hall ff Fame talent to the Buccaneer defense yet again.

In this past years’ draft the Buccaneer defense selected three huge additions and possibly a fourth, but certainly three for sure (barring injury) in the form of Devin White, Sean Murphy-Bunting, and Jamel Dean. The possible fourth could be Mike Edwards, or Andrew Nelson.

Devin White is of course the crown jewel of our last draft. He could be playing near, or equal to Derrick Brooks’ level of talent for a long time to come. White had to shake off an injury in the first few games. When he finally got back to play in the first Saints game in New Orleans, he was pumped.

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White went on to play better with every passing game, showing plenty of signs as to why they took the LSU linebacker at the #5 overall selection in the first round. There might just be a chance a couple of teams in the #1 through #4 slots are going to be regretting not taking him.

Personally, the first play that made me say “WOW” was the Seattle game when running back Chris Carson busted through the Bucs’ line and was running free in the secondary on his way to a Seattle touchdown.

This was short lived though, as Devin White flew at least 60 plus yards to overtake the Seattle back. Carson and just about anyone else watching thought he was home free for six. The play ended with White trucking him down, forcing a Carson fumble which scooted out of bounds, ending the sure six on the run.