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Tampa Bay Buccaneers 2013 Breakout Player Projections


Jun 13th, 2013 at 9:04 am

 by Sayre Bedinger



The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have a great head coach and one of the better young rosters in the league in my opinion. I think 2013 you can count this whole team as a potential breakout team, but we’ll identify some individual players here in a bit.
 
Last season, the Bucs got off to a slow start and they weren’t quite able to put anything together at the end of the season to push them into the playoffs. They wound up with the 13th pick in the 2013 NFL Draft and felt like they needed to make a big move to upgrade their defensive secondary and trade that selection for All-Pro cornerback Darrelle Revis.
 
During the 2012 offseason, the Bucs made some huge splashes by signing Carl Nicks, Vincent Jackson, and Eric Wright, and this offseason they went out and got Revis as well as Pro Bowl safety Dashon Goldson. I think it’s safe to say that the regime in Tampa Bay is not afraid to make big moves, but they have some interesting young players that they’ve drafted as well.
 
Here are three players that I think could break out for the Buccaneers in the 2013 season, one from each of the last three draft classes.
 




Third Year — Adrian Clayborn/Da’Quan Bowers, DE
 
The top two picks of the 2011 NFL Draft for the Buccaneers are ready to break out in the 2013 season. Clayborn played in just three games last season before suffering a season-ending injury, and Bowers played in just 10. Since these guys haven’t seen the field much since their rookie seasons, I think it’s a safe bet for both of them to have big years this year.
 
Clayborn had 7.5 sacks as a rookie, which is three more than Bowers has over the course of his first two seasons, but Bowers is insistent that 2013 is going to be the year he makes his mark on the NFL. He says that anything less than double-digit sack totals will be a disappointment for him as an individual, and Clayborn isn’t rushing himself back onto the field after his ACL injury.
 
I think these two players could easily combine for 15-20 sacks this season, and if that’s the case, I think the Bucs are going to win more games, plain and simple. These two were picked in the top two rounds for a reason, and they can be key reasons why Tampa Bay returns to the playoffs in 2013.




Second Year — Mark Barron, S
 
It was really, really tough for me to pick a player from the Bucs’ class of 2012 for this spot. Lavonte David–the team’s second round pick–had 139 total tackles and 20 tackles for loss last season. If he hasn’t broken out already, I don’t quite know what breaking out is.
 
Doug Martin, the team’s starting running back and rookie of the year candidate had 1,454 yards rushing and 49 receptions as a rookie with 12 total touchdowns and five 100 yard rushing games. I think it’s safe to say that Martin is going to get better, but he’s already broken out.
 
That’s why I chose the Bucs’ top pick from last year’s draft, Mark Barron. Barron is a rangy safety who hits like a ton of bricks and can make plays all over the field. He had 89 tackles and just one interception as a rookie, and I think he can improve upon his INT numbers. Teams are going to stay away from Darrelle Revis for the most part, as well as Dashon Goldson. I think Barron has an opportunity here to cash in on some balls thrown his way and he can make his way to the Pro Bowl along with the other two stars in the Tampa Bay secondary.




Rookie — Johnthan Banks, CB
 
After the Bucs used their first round pick to trade for Darrelle Revis, they immediately used their next selection on Johnthan Banks, one of the top ranked CB prospects in the 2013 draft class.
 
I think before too long, Banks will be starting. He doesn’t have great straight-line speed, but he can lock down a side of the field and has great size and length. Whether Banks is playing outside or as the nickel defensive back, I think he will see significant time on the field as a rookie.
 
He needs to add some strength and a little bulk to his frame, but over time, I think he will develop into a shut down corner in the NFL. This was one of my favorite defensive players going into the draft, and I think he landed in a great spot.



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« #1 : June 15, 2013, 01:21:21 AM »

I think Bowers has a huge season. Banks will be ok. But much better after a year under his belt.  And Barron will look a lot better with some help in the secondary.



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« #2 : June 15, 2013, 03:22:04 AM »

I just hope weeks 2 and 3 do not shatter Banks confidence. You know Brees and Brady are going to target him all day. Hopefully scheme shifts and safety help can get him through that rough patch.

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« #3 : June 15, 2013, 08:08:16 AM »

First, I'm a big believer that Revis is going to come back 100% and play well for us right from the start. With Revis taking out the #1 or #2 receiver on a consistent basis, Banks or Barron are going to get help on the other from Goldson. I also think that the defensive line rush is going to be better than ever. Last season, we were close on a lot of sacks that we didn't get because the secondary couldn't hold on for that extra half second, I don't think that is going to be a issue this year. The secondary should provide the defensive line with additional time and the defensive line is more talented this year than last. Perfect storm.

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« #4 : June 15, 2013, 09:04:56 AM »

I think Bowers has a huge season.

Define huge??

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« #5 : June 15, 2013, 11:02:48 AM »

First, I'm a big believer that Revis is going to come back 100% and play well for us right from the start. With Revis taking out the #1 or #2 receiver on a consistent basis, Banks or Barron are going to get help on the other from Goldson. I also think that the defensive line rush is going to be better than ever. Last season, we were close on a lot of sacks that we didn't get because the secondary couldn't hold on for that extra half second, I don't think that is going to be a issue this year. The secondary should provide the defensive line with additional time and the defensive line is more talented this year than last. Perfect storm.

"Perfect storm" comes to mind for this whole franchise. From the ownership, administration, coaching, right down to the talent level of some of the backup players, this organization is rapidly developing all of the elements needed to contend for a league title. Even the facilities are first class. Tampa will be a very attractive destination for league free agents in the coming years. "The Plan" is coming together IMO.

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« #6 : June 15, 2013, 11:13:01 AM »

How can anyone not be excited for this season? I cannot wait!

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« #7 : June 15, 2013, 11:44:03 AM »

Banks can't break out. He's not played a single NFL snap. So we can pnly hope for a promising rookie campaign
Wright was a huge splash alright, like a turd dropped from 10 feet into the punchbowl.
Agree Barron improves drastically, better scheme, coaching and surrounding talent will merge nicely with his year of experience. He's going to see more time in the box too.
Bowers and Clayborn need better coverage and more push from the inside to be effective. Much resides with the NT as opposed to McCoy at 3T. Landri and Spence are the key. Please peeps, lets all ditch the shyte that the nose needs to shore up the middle as opposed to penetrate.  That tripe went the way of one Roy Miller.
My breakout predictions are Stocker and Dotson on the O. Luke gets more touches and pleases, Dotson gets his pass lower and drives.
On D, in addition to Barron, LJ sees steady action in the dime package and adds some physical play to his ball hawking skills. And drumroll please, FA Landri, previously lost in the Philly scrum, makes a name for himself. Now bordered by GMC and Bowers, he gives us 30+ high quality snaps each Sunday.

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« #8 : June 15, 2013, 11:48:05 AM »

How can anyone not be excited for this season?

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« #9 : June 15, 2013, 12:05:12 PM »

I think Bowers has a huge season.

Define huge??

I'll bite. I say that Bowers will break the team single-season sack record with 17!!!!

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« #10 : June 15, 2013, 12:07:38 PM »

Define huge??
ill be pleased with double digits.

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« #11 : June 15, 2013, 12:12:24 PM »

I think Bowers has a huge season.

Define huge??

I'll bite. I say that Bowers will break the team single-season sack record with 17!!!!

that would be huge, indeed!!

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« #12 : June 15, 2013, 12:46:17 PM »

I think Bowers has a huge season.

Define huge??

I'll bite. I say that Bowers will break the team single-season sack record with 17!!!!
Oh my

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« #13 : June 15, 2013, 02:32:50 PM »

I think Bowers has a huge season.

Define huge??
5 inches. 


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« #14 : June 15, 2013, 02:33:50 PM »

I think Bowers has a huge season.

Define huge??

I'll bite. I say that Bowers will break the team single-season sack record with 17!!!!
why stop at 17.  I'll say 30.  Woot!

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