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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6 months ago

So you mean PFF grades Punters the way they should be and not just for Distance? Hmm sounds like the official stat keepers are the only ones stupid enough to not understand that punting is about more than pure distance 🤔 Marpet is Amazing. 10 pressures 0 sacks? That’s top tier numbers there. What a badass. Wirfs as well has been such a freaking blessing. What a way to solidify an offensive line but the possible future best RT in Bucs history. Only 1 sack to Khalil Mack? Are you kidding me? Smith has done his best this year (despite… Read more »

6 months ago

Chase Young of the WFT shooting off his mouth that he want’s Tom Brady due to his impressive number of 7.5 sacks this season. Uh, ok. Of course Young will probably be lining up against Donovan Smith which might be what is causing this confidence but if Smith keeps his head in the game he certainly has the skill and ability to neutralize the young pup. BA is playing it perfectly talking the WFT players up and not giving them any bulletin board material. The Bucs O line will have their hands full this weekend but if coached properly and… Read more »

6 months ago

Tom Brady was PFF’s 2nd highest rated QB

Reply to  RW
6 months ago

Not too bad for an old fart like TB-12.

Reply to  RW
6 months ago

Only reason he’s not the MVP and 1st team all pro is because Rodgers and Mahomes both had magical seasons. Any normal year, Brady is the MVP. If we won that 2nd Saints game, and won the division, it would have been really close between him, Rodgers, and Mahomes