When you think of the top Buccaneers on the current roster there is essentially one name that everyone can agree with, Mike Evans. Taking a look at Monday’s CBS Sports Top 100 Players in the NFL, the panel tasked with putting this list together agreed. Coming off some rough seasons defensively, it’s not much of a surprise to see Lavonte David missing. With Jason Pierre-Paul hurt, no shock he is outside the top 100 as well.
The total void of Buccaneers on this list outside of Evans is more so the story than Mike Evans making the list itself. Evans is deserving, to be perfectly honest he seems a bit underrated at this point given his 61st overall slot. 61st overall was good for 9th best receiver. 9th... let that sink in for a moment.
The crew at CBS Sports gave way to the likes of Adam Thielen, Davante Adams and Tyreek Hill among others over Mike Evans. For reference, Aaron Donald came in at number one, deservedly so, and DeAndre Hopkins took the top receiver spot at 7th overall.
A name many Buccaneer fans will be looking for is none other than Gerald McCoy. One will have to look long and hard though, as McCoy did not make the top 100 while 10 other defensive tackles did find their way into the top 100.
With some magic from Bruce Arians and company, hopefully some more Buccaneers will rise the ranks and earn their spot in next years top 100.