The Tampa Bay Buccaneers boast one of the NFL’s most complete rosters from top to bottom. When it comes to the NFL Top 100 Players list, their peers have recognized this late. Last year, the Buccaneers were represented by eight members in the Top 100. This year, with Jason Licht and company managing to keep the team together, Bucs fans will be hopeful for a similar output when the NFL Top 100 finally starts airing soon. General Chat Chat Lounge
The list below is a prediction on which Buccaneers will definitely make the list, which will manage to make it in, and which will just barely miss it. Let’s start with the slam dunks.
Buccaneers definitely in:
Tom Brady finished second in MVP voting last year after leading the NFL with both passing yards with 5,316 yards and passing touchdowns. 43 Also, it beats repeating over and over again that he is 44 years old and doing this. Unquestionably the greatest football player in the history of the sport, and unquestionably a top-ten pick yet again. Buccaneers fans are delighted to have him back at the helm of this team. No explanation is needed for this placement.
Ranking Prediction: # 4
Mike Evans has been a huge beneficiary of Brady’s presence on the Buccaneers. Evans was already one of the NFL’s elite talents, with the production coming back to it, but Brady has brought the Buccaneers into the national spotlight where Evans’ dominance has finally shined under the bright lights.
For all that awards claim to be impartial, the spotlight’s national attention is always a big factor. After laboring without it, and thus in relative obscurity for his talent, Evans has officially broken into the highly regarded NFL players in the stratosphere. Expect this ranking to reflect that.
Ranking Prediction: # 30
Wow, the Buccaneers have hit gold with Tristan Wirfs. Just two years removed from college, the Wirfs have become one of the most lauded and feared offensive linemen in football. Even by aggressive metrics, Wirfs has only given up THREE sacks for two years and 2,255 offensive snaps. That is an incredible pace, one well deserving of a top nod on the top 100, and one that Wirfs has known as his peers as one of the best players in the league in the offensive tackle position. A well deserved honor for the second-year pro.
Ranking Prediction: # 25
Much like teammate Evans, the spotlight looks especially good on Lavonte David. A truly stellar player for a full decade, David has just been given the national attention that his dynamic talent and uncompromising command of the hungry Buccaneers’ defense deserve. The speed, the smarts, and the snap count to prove his reputation as one of the NFL’s elite should launch David into the upper ranks of the Top 100 this year.