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Early projection of the 53-man roster.

Defensive line and receiver depth stand out.

NFL: New Orleans Saints at Tampa Bay Buccaneers Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Below is an early prediction of what the Buccaneers 53 man roster may look like come late August. I will update this article throughout mini-camp and of course training camp as position battles start to heat up and players fight for their jobs.


  • Jameis Winston
  • Ryan Fitzpatrick
  • Ryan Griffin

Running back

  • Peyton Barber
  • Ronald Jones II
  • Jacquizz Rodgers
  • Charles Sims

Wide Receiver

  • Mike Evans
  • DeSean Jackson
  • Chris Godwin
  • Adam Humphries
  • Jesus “BoBo” Wilson

Tight End

  • O.J. Howard
  • Cameron Brate
  • Antony Auclair

Offensive Tackle

  • Donovan Smith
  • Demar Dotson
  • Leonard Wester

Offensive Guard/Center

  • Ali Marpet
  • Ryan Jensen
  • Caleb Benenoch
  • Alex Cappa
  • Evan Smith
  • J.R. Sweezy

Defensive tackle

  • Gerald McCoy
  • Vita Vea
  • Beau Allen
  • Mitch Unrein

Defensive End

  • Jason Pierre-Paul
  • Vinny Curry
  • William Gholston
  • Noah Spence
  • Will Clarke


  • Kwon Alexander
  • Lavonte David
  • Kendell Beckwith
  • Devante Bond
  • Jack Cichy


  • Chris Conte
  • Justin Evans
  • Keith Tandy
  • Jordan Whitehead
  • Godwin Igwebuike


  • Brent Grimes
  • Vernon Hargreaves III
  • Carlton Davis
  • M.J. Stewart
  • Javien Elliott
  • Ryan Smith (Special teams)
  • Josh Robinson (Special Teams)

Long Snapper

  • Drew Ferris


  • Chandler Catanzaro


  • Bryan Anger

Again, this is very tentative and I am sure some of these predictions will change, but as it stands, I really like the makeup of this roster as it heads into 2018. The talent is everywhere and it’s time the team and coaching staff puts it all together.