The Buccaneers should love their offensive line
The Buccaneer offensive line is one of the best in the NFL, and a big reason behind this success is a very secure interior.
Ali Marpet and Ryan Jensen are All-Pro-caliber talents during any given season, and Alex Cappa could evolve into this type of player sooner than most think.
Cappa didn’t play during the Super Bowl due to an injury, and the Buccaneer drafted a young talent that could replace him down the road, but Cappa is still an extremely sound guard.
With two penalties and zero sacks surrendered over 1,070 snaps during 2020, Cappa did almost everything right, not just to keep his starting job but to earn an extension doing it. With the fire of a new competitor on the roster in Robert Hainsey mixed into a contract season, Cappa has every incentive to build on a great 2020.
As an already above-average interior lineman, an improved level of play could have Cappa firmly within the range of the top 16 guards in the league. The position may not be as flashy as tackle due to the lack of pressure, but any improvements from Cappa could have many people questioning why the Buccaneers used a day two pick on his position in the draft.
Bucs fans may already know his name but expect for the rest of the league to become more familiar with Alex Cappa as the 2021 season wears on.