Buccaneers: Post-preseason final 53-man roster projection

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Buccaneers Quarterbacks (3): Tom Brady, Kyle Trask, Blaine Gabbert

Tom Brady is Tom Brady. There really isn’t any need to go into any more detail than that as far as he’s concerned. Elsewhere there seems to be some misplaced panic with Blaine Gabbert and rookie Kyle Trask for their preseason performances. Rest assured, everything will be fine. Gabbert is the veteran backup and Trask is the youngster being groomed. There really isn’t much more to read into, especially when Brady is your starter.

Buccaneers Backs (4): Leonard Fournette, Ronald Jones, Gio Bernard, Ke’Shawn Vaughn

Ke’Shawn Vaughn was seen as somebody whose roster spot might be in jeopardy with the arrival of Giovanni Bernard. Vaughn has lived up for the challenge both out of the backfield and on special teams. His roster spot is safe.

Buccaneers Wide Receivers (6): Mike Evans, Chris Godwin, Antonio Brown, Scotty Miller, Tyler Johnson, Jaelon Darden

Six might seem like a crowded wide receiver room, but with a bit of a history of minor injuries here, the more the merrier. Besides, it isn’t like this room is devoid of talent.

Buccaneers Tight Ends (4): Rob Gronkowski, O.J. Howard, Cameron Brate, Tanner Hudson

See the above blurb for the wide receiver room and amplify that times a thousand for the tight ends. Tanner Hudson fought for his NFL life this camp and preseason, and should be rewarded as such.

Buccaneers Offensive Line (9): Donovan Smith, Tristan Wirfs, Alex Cappa, Ali Marpet, Ryan Jensen, Robert Hainsey, Aaron Stinnie, Josh Wells, Nick Leverett

Nick Leverett might be seen as a surprise here, but the former practice squad player has had a great camp and preseason, showing off the same versatility that rookie Robert Hainsey was being touted for.