Carlton Davis, Jamel Dean, Sean Murphy-Bunting, MJ Stewart, Ryan Smith
The Buccaneers love their corners going into 2020, and the top three will quickly get the majority of the reps. Carlton Davis is a true starting corner based on his 2019 performance, and whoever lines up alongside him will also be well-suited to starting reps.
Dean and SMB both have their strengths, but given Todd Bowles‘ offense and Dean’s end of 2019, there is a good chance that Dean can earn that second spot. SMB will still be on the field most of the time, but either way, the Bucs corners finally look like a bright spot for the roster.
MJ Stewart is a good name to keep on the team based on his versatility and ability also to take some reps at safety if need be, and Ryan Smith is one of the best special teams players on the roster.
Antoine Winfield Jr., Jordan Whitehead, Mike Edwards, Andrew Adams
The Bucs don’t have a ton of wiggle room with this position. Winfield looks like a lock to be the starter down the road, but given his rookie status, the Bucs would be unwise to neglect to keep a capable backup on the roster still and need Adams to start the year potentially.
Whitehead is in a great spot to keep his starting strong safety role from 2019 going into this upcoming season, but the Bucs do also like Edwards. Safety could be a toss-up this year where starters are concerned but look for this group to be the final four.