Battling For PositionsJune 24th, 2014
It is the NFL siesta season. Therefore, the nerds over at Pro Football Focus are pumping out all sorts of thought-provoking content to get NFL fans over the hump until training camp opens in 32 days.
The latest is Pro Football Focus’ Buccaneers depth chart with interesting nuggets for pondering put together by Gordon McGuinness.
* The first one that jumps out at Joe is the only fullback Pro Football Focus believes the Bucs will keep is Lonnie Pryor. Joe never noticed Prior working with the first team this spring. It’s been Jorvorskie Lane catching passes and working with the top unit.
* If the Bucs keep six running backs (including Pryor), then Jeff Demps is the odd man out. (Umm, who keeps six running backs?)
* Brandon Myers and Tim Wright will split duties as starting tight end depending on personnel groups.
* Leonard Johnson beats out Mike Jenkins at nickel back. (But Leslie Frazier named D.J. Moore?)
* It appears Da’Quan Bowers will battle Steven Means for a roster spot if the Bucs keep but four defensive ends.
* Akeem Spence beats out Clinton McDonald to start at defensive tackle.
* Kadeem Edwards is listed behind Oneil Cousins at guard. That’s not what Joe saw in spring drills.
Again, there are all sorts of nuggets in this mythical depth chart to chew on. Hang in there Bucs fans. Less than five weeks to go. We’ll get there.