As is the norm for this time in the offseason — football, please come soon — many outlets are scanning the league as a whole to get a better idea of how each team seems to be shaping up heading into the season.
On the slate this week is evaluations and predictions of each team’s offensive line units. According to Pro Football Focus, the Buccaneers came in ranked 22nd in the league going into 2018.
Ranked all 32 offensive lines in the NFL.
— Mike Renner (@PFF_Mike) July 12, 2018
The signing of Ryan Jensen could pay big dividends off for Tampa Bay as it not only adds a quality starter to the lineup (Jensen earned a 74.9 overall grade last year), but it also moves Ali Marpet back to his more natural guard position where he had a career year in 2016. The issue here is still left tackle Donovan Smith. Last season was the first in which he didn’t allow 50-plus pressures and yet was still below average by allowing 42.
What do you all think? Too high? Too low? What are your expectations with this somewhat new Bucs O-Line unit?
Did they change enough to be successful?