Who will make the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ initial 53-man active roster? Here’s our latest projection.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers just wrapped up their mandatory three-day minicamp, as they prepare for the 2022 NFL season, one in which they hope to avenge last year’s early playoff exit.
Tom Brady is back for another year, and while the Bucs did lose a handful of key starters on both sides of the ball, they replacements they added in the offseason might end up improving some of those spots.
Now, the Bucs turn their attention to preparing for training camp in late-July, where they’ll continue to build on the concepts and chemistry that was sharpened during their minicamp practices, with rookies and veteran newcomers working to gel with their returning teammates.
Who will make Tampa Bay’s initial 53-man active roster heading into Week 1?
Here are our latest projections:
Here’s an updated look at the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ projected starting lineup for the 2022 NFL season
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are heading into the 2022 season with Super Bowl hopes once again, following Tom Brady’s decision to end his brief “retirement” after just 41 days and return for a 23rd season in the NFL.
While the Bucs weren’t able to bring back the entire starting lineup this time around, most of their core is still in tact on both sides of the ball, with a handful of veteran additions who are expected to make a significant impact.
This year’s draft class is also in line to make a bigger splash than last year’s group, with multiple rookies looking at the potential for full-time starting roles if veterans like Rob Gronkowski and Ndamukong Suh don’t return.
Now that the dust has settled from free agency and the 2022 NFL draft, here’s what the Bucs’ starting lineup could look like this season: