Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Four potential first-time Pro Bowlers
Devin White – LB
This one is a no-brainer. An argument can absolutely be made that Devin White and Lavonte David should have been co-MVPs of Super Bowl LV, at the very least White. Under the tutelage of David, who may end up in Canton, White appears to be on a similar path.
White was amongst the biggest Pro Bowl snubs in 2020, and after being the fifth pick of the 2019 NFL Draft, White has gotten better in his second year. That is saying a lot since he had a great rookie year. The fact that he hasn’t made a Pro Bowl yet is crazy.
From his rookie season in 2019 to his sophomore season of 2020, White’s tackle total went from 91 to 140 and his sack total went from 2.5 to nine. That is an incredible jump, especially for linebackers that play primarily tackle to tackle positionally. If his career continues on this trajectory entering his third season in the NFL, he can become not only a Pro Bowler, or even All-Pro, he can become the best linebacker in the NFL, period.
After taking over games in the postseason and Super Bowl, White is going to continue taking over games in the regular season. The difference is now that the Buccaneers are the must-see show in the NFL, the entire NFL community at large will recognize the talent that is Devin White.