Which Position Is The Bucs’ Strongest?

June 27th, 2024

Strong, not strongest.

So if you had to choose the strongest position on the Bucs, what would it be?

Of course, Joe would say receiver. Some would argue defensive tackle. Joe could also see how someone might argue offensive tackle.

However, in sort of a preview of training camps (we’re less than a month away), Mike Clay of BSPN, a spreadsheeter, seems to think safety is the Bucs’ strongest position.

This group is anchored by 2023 first-team All-Pro Antoine Winfield Jr., who became the highest-paid defensive back in league history in March. Old friend Jordan Whitehead is back for his second tour with the Bucs after playing over 1,000 snaps each of the past two seasons with the Jets. Tampa Bay added depth via Tykee Smith in the third round of April’s draft.

Safety is good, no doubt. All-Pro Antoine Winfield could be the best in the league. Jordan Whitehead is way underrated. But after that, what?

Joe can’t go there with Tykee Smith. Oh, Joe likes him and likes the draft pick and likes how he is physical. But he’s yet to take a snap with the pads on.

Joe still believes receiver is the Bucs’ greatest strength. Nothing against Winfield and Whitehead,, but you have a future Hall of Famer (Mike Evans), a guy who has been a Pro Bowler (Chris Godwin) and a guy with promising upside who flashed as a rookie last season (Trey Palmer).

17 Responses to “Which Position Is The Bucs’ Strongest?”

  1. Buc4evr Says:


  2. Joe in Michigan Says:

    Wide Receiver, if Evans and Godwin play the entire year.

  3. Bring back the lawn chairs Says:


  4. Farmer Says:

    WR, no contest. The battle for second place is the hardest to call but I would put RB in as a dark horse, I know we had the leagues worst rushing attack last year but White was 4th among all RBs for scrimmage yards last year and Bucky Irving has been looking very promising.

  5. heyjude Says:

    Wide receiver with Evans and Godwin, as well as the new rookie McMillan. Agree with Farmer too, Running Back. Liking Bucky!

  6. Dave Pear Says:

    WR, then Safety.

  7. Pinellas Paul Says:

    Receiver and receiver. Don’t know how with those 2 guys we couldn’t score more when it mattered early in the games.

  8. Usedtocould Says:

    Offensive tackle, glass eater

  9. Brian in St Pete Says:

    Like all great questions, the answer is likely “it depends”. If you’re talking just starters you will struggle to find better pairings in the entire league than what we have at WR, S, and OT. If we are talking depth as well I would say WR and OLB. Now that also has a caveat. While OLB isn’t necessarily top heavy, I’m excited about the mass potential from top to bottom.

  10. Pickgrin Says:

    WR, Safety, DT

  11. BA’s Red Pen Says:

    Whitehead is going to significantly improve the Defense. But yes the answer is WR.

  12. nate Says:

    you guys crazy oline is our strongest postion now!

  13. Red Skeleton Says:

    The fact we can argue multiple options is a good thing for this team. I guess our roster can’t be that bad!

  14. Dude Says:

    We’re top heavy at WR, but I’d say the secondary as a whole because the 3 of our top 4 are legit NFL starters with Zyon proving last season he’s got the tools to be an effective starter as well. After Chris & Mike, we’re still looking for that next guy who can be relied up on a consistent basis.

  15. Dave Pear Says:

    Quarterback, because we haven’t seen what we have in Kyle’s Trashk.

  16. Ol' Boy Says:


  17. BigBucsFan Says:

    Safety has great starters, at wide receiver we have of course Mike Evans, Chris Godwin, now Sterling Shepard, Trey Palmer flashed goodness ,McMillan potential greatness….