Ezekiel Elliott appears to be the favorite to earn 2016 NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year honors, but KC Joyner says there's a special kicker in Tampa Bay who could put up a good fight.
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Noah Spence must prove Bucs' brass right
Tampa Bay GM Jason Licht rolled the dice on Spence in Round 2 despite off-field concerns. The rookie linebacker must act the part to make the decision worthwhile. Most to prove
The Patriots' influence has been cited by Bucs GM Jason Licht in explaining the unconventional decision to select kicker Roberto Aguayo early.
From coaching changes to free agency to the draft, Bill Barnwell grades how every NFL team fared this offseason now that the signings and trades are all but finished.
Where are Buccaneers on Karabell's list?
It's never too early to start planning for your fantasy draft. Here's where the top Bucs rank in their respective position groups, according to our Eric Karabell.
- QB: Jameis Winston (20)
- RB: Doug Martin (8)
- WR: Mike Evans (11)
- TE: Austin Seferian-Jenkins (19)
- K: Roberto Aguayo (10)
- Defense/Special teams (24)
The Falcons, Panthers, Saints and Buccaneers kept plenty busy this offseason. Bill Barnwell grades how each NFC South team fared now that the signings and trades are all but finished.
From free agents to coaches and draft picks to general managers, NFL Nation reporters pick the top offseason pickup for every team. No. 1 overall pick Jared Goff and Hue Jackson make the list.
Football Outsiders' NFC South projection
With the NFL draft in the rearview mirror, Football Outsiders is ready to move on to projecting the 2016 season. Here is their way-too-early look at the NFC South:
- 1. Carolina Panthers: 9-7
- 2. New Orleans Saints: 7-9
- 3. Atlanta Falcons: 7-9
- 4. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: 6-10
The Buccaneers fell one spot to No. 29 in ESPN's post-draft Power Rankings, as voters continue to drop them from the end-of-season rankings.
Bucs have four talented UDFA players
Luke Rhodes and Cassanova McKinzy are an LB duo that can make the team in Tampa Bay with some more fine-tuning. On offense, Kivon Cartwright and Peyton Barber are intriguing prospects. Top 30 undrafted free agents (Insider)
Bucs making big moves
Tampa Bay won't be in the cellar for long. After fixing the offense in the last two offseasons, the defense is priority No. 1. With one more offseason of shrewd moves, beware of the Bucs. Most improved NFL teams
Expect Spence to improve the pass rush
Noah Spence was one of the best pass rushers entering the draft. Despite his off-field issues, Tampa Bay took the pass-rushing specialist in the second round. The Bucs will need his skills to get after their division-rival QBs. Best rookie for every NFL team
A former NFL kicker has some words of wisdom for the young talent starting out his NFL career.
Líder desde el tiro
El staff de entrenadores de los Tampa Bay Buccaneers no solo se fijó en la efectividad de Roberto Aguayo en su carrera como colegial, sino en la presencia como líder en el vestidor. Leer
Aguayo en el mini camp
El pateador mexicano se reporta al mini camp y ya disfruta de su sueño tras ser seleccionado por los Tampa Bay Bucaneers. Leer
Being a rookie QB can be tough
The Vikings' Teddy Bridgewater finished his rookie season with a .500 record. However, the five other first-round QBs taken in the last three seasons all had losing records to begin their careers.
The Colts still need depth behind RB Frank Gore, and the Bucs could use a receiver opposite Mike Evans. Football Outsiders analyzes the biggest post-draft needs for every team.
¿Por qué Roberto Aguayo?
Los Tampa Bay Buccaneers realizaron una de las selecciones más controvertidas del draft al elegir al pateador de origen mexicano de FSU en la segunda ronda del draft. Leer
ESPN NFL Insider Mark Dominik shares what it was like as a member of the Buccaneers staff after the 2001 season when the team was searching for Tony Dungy's replacement.
Do Bucs need another WR?
With an aging Vincent Jackson and no receivers taken in this year's Bucs draft, JuJu Smith-Schuster could be the player to pick in next year's NFL draft for Tampa Bay. Way-too-early 2017 mock draft (Insider)
Bucs had a great draft; here's the kicker
John Clayton loves the moves Tampa Bay GM Jason Licht pulled off during the draft, including moving up to select Roberto Aguayo. The Bucs fielded one of Clayton's favorite classes from the 2016 draft. Clayton: Top draft classes
Draft hurt Glennon's market
No trade worth making for Mike Glennon ever came across Tampa Bay GM Jason Licht's desk, and Glennon remains on the roster for at least one more year. Why was Glennon's market impacted by the draft more than the other tradable quarterbacks? NFL trade market
Buccaneers @ Eagles
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