CBS Sports’ Pete Prisco came out with his top 100 list of the best NFL players for the 2020 season. Out of that 100, six Buccaneers were on the list, including new Tampa Bay Buccaneer QB, Tom Brady.

Brady was the highest ranking Buc on Prisco’s list, coming in at 19. He was the second highest rated quarterback from the NFC South behind Drew Brees at 11.

The returning Buccaneer who was ranked highest was receiver Chris Godwin at 29. Godwin had a breakout year last season with 1,333 yards on 86 receptions, nine touchdowns and a second-team All-Pro and Pro Bowl nominations.

The other Tampa Bay players consisted of Mike Evans listed at 45, Lavonte David at 67, NFL sack leader Shaq Barrett at 82, and Ryan Jensen getting some praise representing the Bucs’ offensive line as he was ranked 87th.

Arguably the ranking that could be most questioned is Barrett’s position of 82, considering no one else had more sacks than Barrett did in 2019. With 19.5 sacks, Barrett had a career year, earning himself his first Pro Bowl invitation in his first season as a full time starter.

Prisco admitted that deciding where to rank Barrett was difficult to do because there’s only one season of production in his career that you can base it on.

“He’s a tough player to grade since he had his breakout season in 2019,” Prisco said. “He led the league in sacks with 19.5, which is more than the 14 he had in his previous five seasons.”

Two Bucs that did not make the list but were considered “Just Misses” were defensive tackle Vita Vea and inside linebacker Devin White.

You can read all of Prisco’s top 100 rankings and his explanation for each Bucs players here.

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BucRy

So he ranked Barrett really low cause he broke out last season, but put Godwin at 29 after his breakout in the same season? doesn’t make sense to me.

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bucoffmatey

Not to mention he ranked Nick Bosa 24th after only 1 season. This goes against his reasoning for ranking Barrett so low. #NoRespect

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Spitfire

Exactly, and Evans is the only other person besides Moss to get 1,000 yards in each of his first 6 seasons and he ranked 45? I don’t like this putting Godwin up against Evans crap though. Godwin is great and really shunned in the slot last year, but I feel like Evans has proven himself enough to not take a backseat to Godwin.

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BucRy

Let’s not forget that he also chose to put Jensen on the list over Ali Marpet..

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Dave

Agreed with Marpet. Year after year he just doesn’t get the respect he deserves. It’s absolutely amazing

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Naplesfan

How does GOAT tight end, Rob Gronkowski, not make the top 100 list?

Ridiculous, what a piece of trash.

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Dave

Also agree with Gronk not being on the list. I sort of get why. He didn’t play last year, and we don’t know how healthy he is, but I don’t know, he’d be on my list too

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Captain Sly

Derwin James only played in 5 games but he’s top 50 player on your List! Shaq Barrett #82 with 19.5 sacks while Nick Bosa #24 with 9 sacks. Uhm Not Credible….

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ScottC543

I don’t recall the specifics, but this Prisco guy has put out other stuff in the past concerning the Bucs that made me judge him as being clueless on the matter.

This furthers that opinion.

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seat26

Ali Marpet should be in there.

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plopes808

The disrespect these players get will finally stop this season

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FireLichtMovement

I refuse to read one more list with Ali Marpets name, not at the top of it. Tired of the man being one of the best offensive linemen in the NFL year in and year out, only to get snubbed in any voting process. He should have been an ALL PRO and PRO BOWLER at least 5 times each in his career already. If he were more vocal, they would be talking about him as possibly the best LG in the game. Give that man his due, he’s earned it!! Prisco is a hack! Rate this item:Thumb UpThumb DownSubmit Rating00… Read more »