Buccaneers 53-man roster projections for 2022 season ahead of camp

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Defense and special teams for the Buccaneers

Off-ball linebackers (4)

Lavonte David, Devin White, K.J. Britt, and Grant Stuard

Edge (4)

Shaquil Barrett, Joe Tryon-Shoyinka, Anthony Nelson, and Cam Gill

Defensive line (6)

Vita Vea, William Gholston, Akiem Hicks, Logan Hall, Rakeem Nunez-Roches, and Pat O’Connor

Corners (6)

Carlton Davis, Jamel Dean, Sean Murphy-Bunting, Zyon McCollum, Ross Cockrell, and Dee Delaney

Safeties (5)

Antoine Winfield Jr., Mike Edwards, Logan Ryan, Keanu Neal, and Chris Cooper

Special teams (3)

Jake Camarda, Jose Borregales, Zach Triner


The defense is a bit tougher to predict as of now, although you can get the main idea with relative ease.

The linebackers are pretty straight-forward. All of these guys are coming back from last season and half are able to play special teams.

The hardest thing to predict was where the extra player would go. The Bucs assuredly take six defensive linemen and ten defensive backs, but they have one extra spot. Based on what we all saw last year from the ragtag group that ended the season, taking one more DB seemed like the best way to go if injuries are a problem again.

Logan Ryan will be able to play corner and safety, and the Bucs were also able to secure a few more special teams guys as well.

Finally, be on the watch for there to be a new kicker in Tampa.