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State of the Franchise: Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Breaking down the Tampa Bay Buccaneers depth chart heading into the 2022 season by looking at PFF grades and contract situations. Where the team is now, and what they still need to do.
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TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS COACHING STAFF

HC: Todd BOWLES

OC: Byron LEFTWICH

DC: Kacy RODGERS & Larry FOOTE

ST: Keith ARMSTRONG

TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS OFFENSIVE DEPTH CHART

QB, Tom BRADY

  • PFF Grade (2021) – 91.9
  • Contract – Tom Brady signed a 1 year [2022], $25,000,000 contract with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

RB, Leonard FOURNETTE

  • PFF Grade (2021) – 73.9
  • Contract – Leonard Fournette signed a 3 year [2022-2024], $21,000,000 contract with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

WR, Chris GODWIN

  • PFF Grade (2021) – 81.3
  • Contract – Chris Godwin signed a 3 year [2022-2024], $60,000,000 contract with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

WR, Mike EVANS

  • PFF Grade (2021) – 73.2
  • Contract – Mike Evans signed a 5 year [2019-2023], $82,500,000 contract with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

WR, Russell GAGE

  • PFF Grade (2021) – 75.2
  • Contract – Russell Gage signed a 3 year [2022-2024], $30,000,000 contract with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

TE, Cameron BRATE

  • PFF Grade (2021) – 57.0
  • Contract – —

LT, Donovan SMITH

  • PFF Grade (2021) – 83.3
  • Contract – —

LG, Aaron STINNIE

  • PFF Grade (2021) – 51.6
  • Contract – —

C, Ryan JENSEN

  • PFF Grade (2021) – 69.9
  • Contract –

RG, Shaq MASON

  • PFF Grade (2021) – 85.2
  • Contract – —

RT, Tristan WIRFS

  • PFF Grade (2021) – 84.6
  • Contract – —

Bench Depth

QB: Blaine Gabbert, Kyle Trask, Ryan Griffin

RB: Ke’Shawn Vaughn, Giovani Bernard, Kenjon Barner

WR: Tyler Johnson, Breshad Perriman, Cyril Grayson, Scotty Miller, Jaelon Darden, Vyncint Smith, Travis Jonsen, Austin Watkins

TE: Codey McElroy

LT: Fred Johnson

LG: Nick Leverett, Sadarius Hutcherson

C: Robert Hainsey

RG: John Molchon, Brandon Walton

RT: Josh Wells, Jonathan Hubbard

 

TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS DEFENSIVE DEPTH CHART

LDE, Patrick O’CONNOR

  • PFF Grade (2021) – 60.1
  • Contract –

NT, Vita VEA

  • PFF Grade (2021) – 73.2
  • Contract – —

RDE, William GHOLSTON

  • PFF Grade (2021) – 61.2
  • Contract – —

WLB, Anthony NELSON

  • PFF Grade (2021) – 70.0
  • Contract – –.

LILB, Devin WHITE

  • PFF Grade (2021) – 36.2
  • Contract – –.

RILB, Lavonte DAVID

  • PFF Grade (2021) – 78.8
  • Contract – -.

SLB, Shaquil BARRETT

  • PFF Grade (2021) – 82.6
  • Contract – –.

LCB, Jamel DEAN

  • PFF Grade (2021) – 74.5
  • Contract – –.

SS, Antoine WINFIELD Jr.

  • PFF Grade (2021) – 86.1
  • Contract – –.

FS, Logan RYAN

  • PFF Grade (2021) – 60.4
  • Contract – –.

RCB, Carlton DAVIS

  • PFF Grade (2021) – 68.6
  • Contract – –.

Bench Depth

LDE: Benning Potoa’e, Willington Previlon

NT: Rakeem Nunez-Roches, Kobe Smith

RDE: —

WLB: Elijah Ponder

LILB: Grant Stuard

RILB: K.J. Britt

SLB: Joe Tryon-Shoyinka, Cam Gill

LCB: Sean Murphy-Bunting, Dee Delaney, Rashard Robinson

SS: Keanu Neal

FS: Mike Edwards, Troy Warner, Chris Cooper

RCB: Ross Cockrell

Team Needs

OFFENSE

Average PFF Grade:

Low PFF grades: LG (51.6), TE (57.0), C (69.9)

Expiring contracts:


DEFENSE

Average PFF Grade:

Low PFF grades: LILB (36.2), LDE (60.1), FS (60.4)

Expiring contracts:

2022 Draft Picks

Round 1: No. 27 overall
Round 2: No. 60
Round 3: No. 91
Round 4: No. 133
Round 7: Nos. 248, 261

2022 Salary Cap

Dream Plan

Team needs: LILB (36.2), LG (51.6), TE (57.0), LDE (60.1)

2022 NFL Draft Top Prospects: DEFENSIVE PLAYERSWRS, OL, TES, QBS, RBS

Who should they sign? Who should they draft? Who should they trade? Share your thoughts about the Tampa Bay Buccaneers roster.
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