In a season where Pro Football Focus’ grading has been quite kind to many Tampa Bay players, the data-driven site honored three Bucs in their 2020 All-Pro team awards. You can read the whole team here. Veteran left guard Ali Marpet was the only Buccaneer to make PFF’s first team, while right tackle Tristan Wirfs and punter Bradley Pinion were named to the second team.
Marpet has allowed just ten pressures and zero sacks in 13 games this season, showing equal dominance in pass protection and in the run game. Considering his rookie status, Wirfs has been nearly as good, playing every snap this season and surrendering just 22 pressures and one sack (to Khalil Mack). Wirfs is also the only Bucs player to not miss a single snap this season.
As for Pinion, he wasn’t in the top of the league in any traditional statistics, but PFF’s method of grading for punters measures a “combination of hang time, location and distance, all according to where they are kicking from on the field”. Pinion finished second in the NFL behind Detroit’s Jack Fox in the site’s grading.
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