Three running backs who could give Tampa Bay teams fits. Carl Nassib is projected to start opposite Barrett, but Nelson could steal some reps on the edge from either starter. The Buccaneers are set with their starting outside corners in Hargreaves and Carlton Davis. Some even have him ranked as a top-10 fantasy quarterback for 2019. He was a vital addition for the Bucs in the wake of McCoy's departure. The Bucs also will need rookie Terry Beckner and Jeremiah Ledbetter to provide quality depth. Both briefly possessed the kickoff return job, and that very thing could help them keep a foot in the roster door in 2019. Defensive Coordinator: Todd Bowles. Either Jordan Whitehead or Kentrell Brice will be listed as the starting free safety, but expect that position to be fluid. The two newcomers are new to Tampa but not Arians. by Todd Vandenberg 1 year ago Follow @theUnrealTodd. 2020 Tampa Bay Buccaneers depth chart for all positions. Again, Bowles love to blitz, so expect all of these linebackers to get in on the pass-rushing action. According to PFF, when Ellington was with the Cardinals from 2013-17, he had the 16th-most targets (210) among RBs in the league and the 12th-most yards per reception (9.1). Only two things can stop Howard and Cameron Brate from being the NFL's best tight end duo in 2019. Tampa Bay ranked 29th in rushing, averaging just 95.2 yards per game. And Winston is not afraid to use his big arm the way Arians will require. That's why Tampa Bay signed Andre Ellington and Kerwynn Williams, both of whom played for Arians in Arizona, in free agency. From a catching-technique standpoint he's got some funny stuff. High-volume running backs are harder and harder to find. He sees it as well, he makes the right cuts, so I'm perfectly fine with having Peyton in.". Record: 7-9-0, 2nd in NFC South Division (Schedule and Results) Coach: Bruce Arians (7-9-0) Points For: 458 (28.6/g) 3rd of 32. At Week 2 of the preseason, predicting what will the Tampa Bay Buccaneers depth chart look like for the offense when the 2019 season kicks off. "What I notice with him, I think the biggest thing with him is hand placement," said McNair. But the coach has never been able to deploy a duo like this, leading us to believe Howard and Brate both will be big-time receiving targets for Winston. 2020 Buccaneers Position Preview: Running Backs Our 2020 Position Preview series rolls on today with a look at Tampa Bay’s backfield. The best position for Suh, who is replacing McCoy, is a three-technique, where he presumably will play when the Bucs deploy a four-man front. If all goes as planned, there won't be much change at this position. Martin had already ceded his starting job to Peyton Barber, an ascending player who originally arrived as an undrafted free agent, and the addition of Jones was supposed to create a productive one-two punch of power and speed. Tampa Bay's offense was very good at converting third downs in 2018, ranking third in the league with a 46.0% success rate. Byron Leftwich is also on hand as a coordinator to help Arians coach an offense known to push the ball downfield and feature multiple looks. And he no longer has to look over his shoulder at Ryan Fitzpatrick, who is now in Miami. © TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS. The Texans won 23-20. (Detroit Lions via AP). That's good news for Tampa Bay's newest defensive lineman. "The tape says a lot of good stuff. When you're averaging four yards a carry your offense is efficient. Right guard is open for competition, but the favorite to earn the starting job is Earl Watford, who played for Arians in Arizona, assuming Tampa wants him to play guard and not tackle. As will the additions of edge-rushers Shaquil Barrett in free agency and Anthony Nelson in the fourth round of the draft. As such, we are taking a position-by-position look to see how things have changed and where the Bucs stand at each corner of the depth chart heading into the new season. We'll need to see improved defensive back play from Tampa Bay before we believe it, but the team at least has some intriguing new pieces. I know around the league that group may not be looked highly at around the league, but I like where we are at, to be honest with you. Jones was a second round pick out of USC in 2018 (38th overall), so the Bucs likely believe he’ll see an uptick in production this season under new coach Bruce Arians. Arians' "no risk it, no biscuit" approach means the Bucs will likely throw the ball downfield more often in 2019 and those plays have a better chance of success if good play fakes are pulling the safeties forward toward the line of scrimmage. The nickel corner spot is up in the air; M.J. Stewart, who will be in more of a hybrid position this year, played a lot in that role last season, and Arians likes what he has seen from Ryan Smith. Ronald Jones, Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Barber ranked ninth in the league in carries last year, but only finished 31st among running backs in PPR scoring. Backups Kevin Minter and Deone Bucannon, the latter a linebacker/safety hybrid, are no slouches, either. Before his one year with the Rams last season, Suh had almost never played nose guard, but he did well in that role for LA. Arians has taken several opportunities to praise Barber and Licht has said he expects much bigger things from Jones in his second year after a washout of a rookie campaign. Either new coach Bruce Arians' methods will push quarterback Jameis Winston to new heights, and the 25-year-old passer will earn a long-term contract in Tampa Bay as a result, or the mistake-prone nature of Winston's play will be amplified, ending his tenure with the team that drafted him first overall five years ago. That’s not what any team wants from a running back selected in the second round. MORE: Where Arians ranks among NFL coaches. "Four or more, used to be [our] thing," said Running Backs Coach Todd McNair, remembering his days as a running back in Kansas City, with Arians as his position coach. The Buccaneers produced the most yards in the league through the air but weren't able to complement that with a strong rushing attack. Dare Ogunbowale, who has just 11 carries in 2019… That will allow Arians, who again likes to move around players for different looks, to line up Howard and/or Brate in various positions. There will likely be a few tweaks to that roster between now and training camp, but the group the Bucs will take into that camp is mostly now set. McNair got to Kansas City and immediately racked up 34 receptions for 372 yards as a rookie, followed by four more seasons in which he surpassed 35 catches. But his fate depends on his play this season working with the man whose book is literally titled, "The Quarterback Whisperer. It’s all about his contract. Visit ESPN to view the Tampa Bay Buccaneers team depth chart for the current season Jacobs is the sole rookie in my top 25. The Buccaneers like what Peyton Barber can give them in short-yardage situations, and they are still hoping 2018 second-round pick Ronald Jones can develop into the playmaker he was at USC. Yes, the Buccaneers are transitioning to a 3-4 base defense, but Bowles has said his defense will be multiple — as it should be — and still feature four-man fronts when necessary. 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