After being snubbed for the Pro Bowl yet again, Bucs LB Lavonte David has garnered the more coveted accolade of All-Pro, collecting second team honors for the 2020 season along with teammate Devin White. It’s the second time in David’s career that he’s made second team All-Pro (2016), and the third time he’s made the list overall, as he was first team back in 2013. For White, now in his second season, it was his first All-Pro recognition. You can see the full All-Pro team right here.

David finished the 2020 campaign with 117 tackles, 12 tackles-for-loss, 1.5 sacks, one interception, three forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries and six pass breakups. White was the heavier blitzer of the two, completing the season with 140 tackles, 15 tackles-for-loss, nine sacks, zero interceptions, one forced fumble, one fumble recovery and four pass breakups.

The Bucs will play without White on Saturday against Washington, as the second-team linebacker can’t come off the COVID list until next week after testing positive right before Week 17. David will once again need to lead the way, as he did last week with eight tackles and a forced fumble.

Among the key snubs for the Bucs were right tackle Tristan Wirfs and left guard Ali Marpet. Offensive line expert Brandon Thorn and offensive line coach and trainer Duke Manyweather both put Wirfs, Marpet and Bucs center Ryan Jensen on their All-Pro teams, but the actual voters chose none of the three. It’s a slight Bucs fans are used to, but it’s unacceptable in 2020, especially with a national focus now on the Bucs. Get voters who actually watch offensive linemen for the All-Pro voting, or don’t hold the voting at all.

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6 months ago

Agree with you Jon.

6 months ago

Small TV market team with a nationwide perennial loser label to overcome. Make a deep run in the playoffs for a few years in a row and people will begin to think of our stars earlier in the conversation each season.

6 months ago

I’m happy for White and David, pissed off about Marpet not being picked and Jensen to a slightly lesser degree. Wirfs didn’t make it because he’s a rookie. Watch what happens to these players’ popularity with the idiots who vote for this stuff if the Bucs make it to the Super Bowl.

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6 months ago

Marpet was totally deserving of being selected to 2nd team. Wirfs was close. Jensen not a hope in hell. (Jensen’s rating is not even close to Marpet and Wirfs and outside the top 10 centers in the NFL.)
White shouldn’t have even be considered, but a bunch of sacks and QB pressures gloss over voters’ eyes and they don’t see his below average stats in pass coverage etc.

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6 months ago

As aggravated as I am over Marpet not at least making it as a 2nd team All-pro. I can at least see where they’re probably coming from. The missed games were probably the deciding factor. They probably gave it someone who was very close but played in all 16 games. Still, he should have been picked

6 months ago

True..but now’s the time to show everyone what we’re made of. Have success in the playoffs, and next year will be different. If he stays healthy, Wirfs should make the next nine pro bowls. It starts Saturday night. Kick ass on the WFT’s defensive line, and the rest will take care of itself moving forward.

6 months ago

Happy for Levonte and Devin. Levaonte has been my favorite Buc almost from the day he suited up. Wirfs has had an incredible season and of the OT’s in last year’s draft, may be the best. Ali has consistently been one of the best OG’s in the NFL. And Jensen has earned his contract the last couple years after a rough first year. My take is our poor performances in prime time games hurt those guys, Win playoff games and that all washes away.

6 months ago

Maybe the offensive line voters read some of the negative comments from our own fans bemoaning the offensive line. Especially this past week being so fearful of going up against the Washington defensive line. LOL!