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Depth Chart for Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Week 1 – Tom Brady, Ronald Jones, Mike Evans – Buccaneers.com

Depth Chart for Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Week 1 – Tom Brady, Ronald Jones, Mike Evans – Buccaneers.com
S Andrew Adams


1 / 53

S Andrew Adams

Mike Carlson/Tampa Bay Buccaneers

TE Antony Auclair


2 / 53

TE Antony Auclair

Matt Could/Tampa Bay Buccaneers

OLB Shaquil Barrett


3 / 53

OLB Shaquil Barrett

Kyle Zedaker/Tampa Bay Buccaneers/Tampa Bay Buccaneers

OLB Quinton Bell


4 / 53

OLB Quinton Bell

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

QB Tom Brady


5 / 53

QB Tom Brady

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

TE Cameron Brate


6 / 53

TE Cameron Brate

Kyle Zedaker/Tampa Bay Buccaneers/Tampa Bay Buccaneers

G Alex Cappa


7 / 53

G Alex Cappa

Kyle Zedaker/Tampa Bay Buccaneers

ILB Jack Cichy


8 / 53

ILB Jack Cichy

Matt Could/Tampa Bay Buccaneers

ILB Lavonte David


9 / 53

ILB Lavonte David

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

CB Carlton Davis


10 / 53

CB Carlton Davis

Kyle Zedaker/Tampa Bay Buccaneers/Tampa Bay Buccaneers

DL Khalil Davis


11 / 53

DL Khalil Davis

Tori Richman/Tampa Bay Buccaneers

CB Jamel Dean


12 / 53

CB Jamel Dean

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

S Mike Edwards


13 / 53

S Mike Edwards

Kyle Zedaker/Tampa Bay Buccaneers

WR Mike Evans


14 / 53

WR Mike Evans

Kyle Zedaker/Tampa Bay Buccaneers/Tampa Bay Buccaneers

RB Leonard Fournette


15 / 53

RB Leonard Fournette

Aaron Doster/AP2019/Aaron Doster

QB Blaine Gabbert


16 / 53

QB Blaine Gabbert

Kyle Zedaker/Tampa Bay Buccaneers/Tampa Bay Buccaneers

DL William Gholston


17 / 53

DL William Gholston

Kyle Zedaker/Tampa Bay Buccaneers/Tampa Bay Buccaneers

OLB Cam Gill


18 / 53

OLB Cam Gill

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

WR Chris Godwin


19 / 53

WR Chris Godwin

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

QB Ryan Griffin


20 / 53

QB Ryan Griffin

Mike Carlson/Tampa Bay Buccaneers

TE Rob Gronkowski


21 / 53

TE Rob Gronkowski

Matt Could/Tampa Bay Buccaneers

T Joe Haeg


22 / 53

T Joe Haeg

Kyle Zedaker/Tampa Bay Buccaneers/Tampa Bay Buccaneers

TE O.J. Howard


23 / 53

TE O.J. Howard

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

C Ryan Jensen


24 / 53

C Ryan Jensen

Kyle Zedaker/Tampa Bay Buccaneers/Tampa Bay Buccaneers

WR Tyler Johnson


25 / 53

WR Tyler Johnson

Kyle Zedaker/Tampa Bay Buccaneers/Tampa Bay Buccaneers

RB Ronald Jones II


26 / 53

RB Ronald Jones II

Kyle Zedaker/Tampa Bay Buccaneers/Tampa Bay Buccaneers

G Ali Marpet


27 / 53

G Ali Marpet

Kyle Zedaker/Tampa Bay Buccaneers/Tampa Bay Buccaneers

RB LeSean McCoy


28 / 53

RB LeSean McCoy

Kyle Zedaker/Tampa Bay Buccaneers

WR Jaydon Mickens


29 / 53

WR Jaydon Mickens

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

WR Scotty Miller


30 / 53

WR Scotty Miller

Kyle Zedaker/Tampa Bay Buccaneers

ILB Kevin Minter


31 / 53

ILB Kevin Minter

Mike Carlson/Tampa Bay Buccaneers

CB Parnell Motley


32 / 53

CB Parnell Motley

Kyle Zedaker/Tampa Bay Buccaneers

CB Sean Murphy-Bunting


33 / 53

CB Sean Murphy-Bunting

Kyle Zedaker/Tampa Bay Buccaneers/Tampa Bay Buccaneers

OLB Anthony Nelson


34 / 53

OLB Anthony Nelson

Kyle Zedaker/Tampa Bay Buccaneers

DT Rakeem Nunez-Roches


35 / 53

DT Rakeem Nunez-Roches

Kyle Zedaker/Tampa Bay Buccaneers

DL Patrick O'Connor


36 / 53

DL Patrick O’Connor

Tori Richman/Tampa Bay Buccaneers

OLB Jason Pierre-Paul


37 / 53

OLB Jason Pierre-Paul

Kyle Zedaker/Tampa Bay Buccaneers/Tampa Bay Buccaneers

P Bradley Pinion


38 / 53

P Bradley Pinion

Matt Could/Tampa Bay Buccaneers

C A.Q. Shipley
OT Donovan Smith


40 / 53

OT Donovan Smith

Kyle Zedaker/Tampa Bay Buccaneers/Tampa Bay Buccaneers

CB Ryan Smith


41 / 53

CB Ryan Smith

Kyle Zedaker/Tampa Bay Buccaneers

G Aaron Stinnie


42 / 53

G Aaron Stinnie

Matt Could/Tampa Bay Buccaneers

K Ryan Succop


43 / 53

Okay Ryan Succop

Kyle Zedaker/Tampa Bay Buccaneers/Tampa Bay Buccaneers

DT Ndamukong Suh


44 / 53

DT Ndamukong Suh

Kyle Zedaker/Tampa Bay Buccaneers/Tampa Bay Buccaneers

LS Zach Triner


45 / 53

LS Zach Triner

Kyle Zedaker/Tampa Bay Buccaneers

RB Ke'Shawn Vaughn


46 / 53

RB Ke’Shawn Vaughn

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

DT Vita Vea


47 / 53

DT Vita Vea

Tori Richman/Tampa Bay Buccaneers/Tampa Bay Buccaneers

WR Justin Watson


48 / 53

WR Justin Watson

Kyle Zedaker/Tampa Bay Buccaneers

OT Josh Wells


49 / 53

OT Josh Wells

Mike Carlson/Tampa Bay Buccaneers

ILB Devin White


50 / 53

ILB Devin White

Kyle Zedaker/Tampa Bay Buccaneers/Tampa Bay Buccaneers

S Jordan Whitehead


51 / 53

S Jordan Whitehead

Kyle Zedaker/Tampa Bay Buccaneers/Tampa Bay Buccaneers

S Antoine Winfield Jr.


52 / 53

S Antoine Winfield Jr.

Tori Richman/Tampa Bay Buccaneers/Tampa Bay Buccaneers

T Tristan Wirfs


53 / 53

T Tristan Wirfs

Kyle Zedaker/Tampa Bay Buccaneers/Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Ronald Jones completed the 2019 season because the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ beginning operating again, and he’ll open 2020 in the identical spot. Nevertheless, the operating again room round Jones has modified dramatically because the finish of final 12 months.

Gone from the Bucs’ 2019 backfield are Peyton Barber, Dare Ogunbowale and T.J. Logan, the lattermost misplaced to injured reserve. In are LeSean McCoy, Leonard Fournette and third-round draft decide Ke’Shawn Vaughn. Barber, who primarily shared the carries with Jones final 12 months, was a former undrafted free agent who had held the beginning job in 2018. Ogunbowale, additionally a former undrafted free agent, was the principle third-down again in 2019. Logan was virtually solely a kick returner.

McCoy and Fournette convey extra sturdy NFL resumes to the shared backfield with Jones. McCoy is a six-time Professional Bowler who has led the league in yards from scrimmage since his 2009 rookie marketing campaign. Fournette was the fourth-overall decide within the 2017 draft and final 12 months he ranked sixth within the NFL with 1,674 yards from scrimmage. Vaughn additionally made the group but it surely is perhaps a bit longer till he carves out a task on offense due to the compressed offseason and cancellation of preseason video games.

The largest identify on Tampa Bay’s offensive depth chart is, after all, Tom Brady, who begins a brand new chapter in his profession after 20 years and 6 Tremendous Bowl titles in New England. Becoming a member of him within the beginning lineup is one other former Patriot star, Rob Gronkowski; he and O.J. Howard occupy the 2 tight finish spots the Bucs listing as starters. First-round draft decide Tristan Wirfs will step proper in at proper sort out; he’s the one rookie presently projected to start out on offense or protection.

Click here to assessment the Bucs’ first depth chart of 2020. Beneath are the listed offensive starters:

And this is a breakdown by place:

Quarterback – The Buccaneers saved three passers, as Bruce Arians had recommended was the plan earlier within the week. The added depth could also be extra vital in a season during which the opportunity of gamers being unavailable resulting from COVID-19 nonetheless stays. Blaine Gabbert, who began 5 video games for Arizona underneath Bruce Arians is the clear number-two behind Brady however Griffin additionally has a great grasp on the playbook.

Operating Again – As famous above, the Bucs are beginning the season with 4 operating backs, together with their third-round draft decide, Vaughn. McCoy is listed within the second spot behind Jones, but it surely’s potential that he will get most of his work as a third-down again, with Fournette being the principle runner who spells Jones on first and second down.

Large Receiver – Mike Evans and Chris Godwin comprise maybe the NFL’s finest beginning tandem of large receivers and clearly proceed to occupy the highest two spots. Second-year man Scotty Miller and third-year participant Justin Watson are subsequent two on the depth chart, indicating that one in all them goes to be the first third receiver. Miller most likely has the higher hand in that competitors due to his pace, big-play skill and obvious chemistry with Brady in coaching camp. The Bucs went deep at receiver, initially maintaining seven on Saturday earlier than putting undrafted rookie John Hurst on injured reserve on Sunday. Jaydon Mickens and 2020 fifth-round draft decide Tyler Johnson are within the third spots on the two listed WR positions however could not initially have a big function within the offense. Mickens is anticipated to start out the season with the kickoff and punt return jobs whereas Johnson might have extra time to get acclimated to the offense after lacking a lot of coaching camp with a leg damage.

Tight Finish – The Buccaneers needed to waive a pair of intriguing prospects in Tanner Hudson and Codey McElroy to get all the way down to 4 spots at this place however nonetheless ended up with one of many deepest and most gifted tight finish teams within the NFL. The Bucs’ official depth chart lists two tight finish positions and presently has Gronkowski and Howard in these spots. Nevertheless, the precise variety of begins that these two plus Cameron Brate and Antony Auclair make is more likely to be the results of particular packages the group has for varied two-TE units. Auclair, for example, has made 18 begins in three seasons regardless of solely catching 10 passes in that span.

Offensive Line – There are not any surprises within the beginning 5, although Wirfs needed to show he was the most suitable choice for opening day throughout an accelerated coaching camp. The opposite 4 starters return from final 12 months and now have a 12 months in Arians’ offense underneath their belts. The first reserves at offensive sort out are Joe Haeg and Josh Wells, each of whom have a great quantity of NFL beginning expertise. The Bucs initially saved rookie John Molchon and second-year man Aaron Stinnie as their two interior-line reserves, neither of whom have began an NFL recreation. Nevertheless, that group now has skilled depth as properly after the re-signing of veteran A.Q. Shipley, who had been launched on Saturday. Shipley has began 70 NFL video games, together with 32 at middle underneath Bruce Arians in 2016 and 2017.

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