2023 NFL Power Rankings: Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Throughout the 2023 NFL season, we will compile a consensus NFL Power Rankings that averages the rankings of all 32 NFL teams.
Below you will find a post-draft roundup for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in our consensus 2023 NFL Power Rankings.
ESPN -- Rank: 30
Much like the Packers, it's unrealistic for the Bucs to get better immediately after losing one of the greatest quarterbacks of all time and other prominent players. But they made some intriguing moves, like bringing in Baker Mayfield to compete with Kyle Trask and they hired a longtime Pete Carroll assistant in offensive coordinator in Dave Canales and a highly respected defensive mind in veteran assistant George Edwards.
And aside from not getting an offensive tackle in this year's draft, they made really solid selections top to bottom. 2023 won't be their year, but these players can all grow into their roles and have success down the road.
NFL.com -- Rank: 29
CBS Sports -- Rank: 24
USA Today -- Rank: 28
The Athletic -- Rank: 31
Hype man: Add Cody Mauch to our offensive line and we have the makings of one of the best in the league. Maybe Mayfield's no Tom Brady, but there are enough weapons on the outside to keep us in the mix — and the defense could be special again if healthy.
Devin Downer: Last year's games were so boring. At least maybe we'll be bad in a funny way this season.
PFF -- Rank: 21
On the defensive side, Tampa Bay was willing to look past Pittsburgh interior defender Calijah Kancey's short arms and instead focus on his outstanding production in 2022. Kancey's 92.4 pass-rush grade and 18.1% pressure rate led all FBS interior defenders in 2022, and his 22.7% pass-rush win rate ranked second. With massive nose tackle Vita Vea commanding the attention of opposing offensive lines, Kancey may have landed in an ideal spot. The Bucs further beefed up their pass rush by adding Louisville edge defender YaYa Diaby, an athletic, high-motor prospect who may be raw but has exciting potential.
PFT -- Rank: 31
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