PFF lists Bucs among most improved defensive lines after draft
The most improved defensive lines following the draft 😤 pic.twitter.com/0YqEHZ17Cn
— PFF (@PFF) May 7, 2023
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have made quite a few moves to shore up their defensive line this offseason, and there’s reason to believe that those moves will pay dividends once the regular season starts.
Pro Football Focus seems to think so, at least, as they named the Bucs among the 10 teams who most improved their defensive lines after the draft per PFF’s Gordon McGuiness. The Bucs’ NFC South rivals in the Saints were also listed.
Many may point to the team’s acquisition of DT Calijah Kancey in the NFL draft, but the Bucs have done more than that over the offseason to ensure the defensive line remains stalwart. The team signed DT Greg Gaines in free agency, who had starting reps with the Rams for the past few years, so that veteran experience should go a long way. The Bucs have had NT Vita Vea for quite a few years, and on top of that, Tampa Bay re-signed DT Deadrin Senat, further emphasizing the Bucs’ wishes to build up a strong defensive line with depth to match.
It remains to be seen whether Kancey will pan out, but if he does, Tampa Bay could have a fearsome defensive line on its hands.