Two weeks ago Pro Football Focus released their PFF 2010’s All-Decade Team, highlighted by Tampa Bay’s newest free agent additions, Tom Brady and Rob Gronkowski. Former Buc Brent Grimes earned a second-team appearance as well.

But now PFF has gone deeper, releasing a full list of their top 101 players of the past decade, featuring a number of current and former Bucs.

With additional weight given to playoff success and playing time over the past 10 seasons, it shouldn’t be surprising to find Brady and his six Super Bowls at the top of the list, nabbing the No. 1 spot.

Bucs TE Rob Gronkowski and QB Tom Brady
Bucs TE Rob Gronkowski and QB Tom Brady – Photo by: Getty Images

“Arguably the greatest player the game has ever seen is also the best player of the 2010s,” PFF’s lead NFL analyst Sam Monson said. “Brady owns the highest single-season grade PFF has ever given to a quarterback for his 2016 season, and his four-year stretch of play from 2015-18 was the greatest four-year run of play we have seen at the position.”

Monson continued.

“Brady defines clutch — in the fourth quarter and overtime, he still has the highest PFF grade of the decade. Brady’s ability to come up big and make huge plays in key moments has been incredible, but doing it all without making many mistakes is what truly makes him special.”

Following closely behind Brady is another cornerstone of the Patriots’ dynasty, and new Buc, Rob Gronkowski. Gronkowski, arguably the greatest tight end of all time in his own right, landed at No. 5 on PFF’s list following a dominant decade that landed him three Super Bowl victories of his own.

Despite being drafted in 2014, wide receiver Mike Evans earned the No. 40 spot after a historically dominant start to his career. With 50 yards against the Falcons in Week 12 last season, Evans hit a milestone and joined the Hall of Famer and four-time All-Pro Randy Moss as the only other receiver in NFL history to begin his career with six consecutive 1,000-yard seasons.

Coming off of the second-highest season-long PFF grade of his career in 2019, Tampa Bay’s longtime linebacker Lavonte David landed at No. 67.

With a defensive grade of 89.2 last season – falling just below PFF’s “elite” benchmark of 90 – it was David’s highest PFF grade over a full season since putting up a grade of 90.5 in 2017.

Following just behind David and rounding off the featured current Bucs is Ndamukong Suh, coming in at No. 71. A consistently productive player since being selected second overall in 2010, Suh has posted just one season with a PFF grade below 75 since 2012 while his grade in run defense has spiked throughout his career.

Suh landed just one spot above former Buc Gerald McCoy on PFF’s list, only furthering the link between the two defensive tackles since being drafted back-to-back.

In addition to McCoy, a number of former Bucs were sprinkled throughout the All-Decade list, the highest ranking player being Darrelle Revis at No. 23. Following behind Revis includes Brent Grimes at 53, Michael Bennett at 74 and Aqib Talib at 85.

Click here to see PFF’s complete All-Decade Top 101 list

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I need an magnifying glass to read this article, what’s up with the font? Way too small. Sad not enough Bucs are on the top 101. Rate this item:Thumb UpThumb DownSubmit Rating00 No votes yet. Please wait...

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Hold it … you are saying that not enough Bucs on the top 101 list .. when 5 on the list are current Bucs, including two of the top 5 .. and 5 more are former Bucs. That’s 10 of the top 101, in a league with 32 teams, and you think Bucs are underrepresented? The average share would be a bit over 3 players on such a list of 10. Rate this item:Thumb UpThumb DownSubmit Rating00 No votes yet. Please wait...

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Yeah, missed it, ( font too small, ha ha) my bad. Really a good representation after all, thanks for the correction. Rate this item:Thumb UpThumb DownSubmit Rating00 No votes yet. Please wait...

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Wow huh. This list is bizarre to me. There’s so much I disagree with I don’t even know where to start. So I’ll list as many as I can remember. Trent Williams at 59(15th among OLineman). Should be much higher. And Lane Johnson at 79. Also should be much higher. Patrick Peterson at 55, and below Brent Grimes lol. Like wtf? Then there’s Beckham at 91, and LeVeon Bell at 92? There’s way too much recency bias. And then at some points, not enough recency bias. Top to bottom, this list is all messed up. Rate this item:Thumb UpThumb DownSubmit… Read more »

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Well you would know lol. You’re the contrarian just to be contrarian guy Rate this item:Thumb UpThumb DownSubmit Rating00 No votes yet. Please wait...

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Whoaa! I can’t believe you failed to mention Rob Gronkowski, ranking no. 5 on the list of 101 best of the last decade, the best at his position too! Rate this item:Thumb UpThumb DownSubmit Rating00 No votes yet. Please wait...

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