New Faces Look to Make an Impact on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Roster
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are one of the teams that made a big impact this offseason by acquiring safety Dashon Goldson and cornerback Darrelle Revis who both were huge upgrades to the worst pass defense in the NFL. Goldson played with the San Francisco 49ers last season, and he is a great player who sets his presence as a hard hitter in this league. Revis, on the other hand, is labeled as arguably the best corner in the NFL. With these two All-Pro defensive backs Tampa may have one of best pass defenses in the league with the addition of rookie Jonathan Banks. Banks seems to have caught the eye of many coaches on the Buccaneers since Tampa released corner Eric Wright. I think that Banks was actually underrated in this year’s draft. Tampa really made a good decision to get him, and he should be a good player for many years to come.
The pass defense wasn’t the only concern this offseason. With the departure of Michael Bennett Tampa needed to get a replacement for him or even a backup to defensive end Daquan Bowers to improve the rush defense, and they accomplished that by drafting William Gholston. Gholston was a great player for Michigan State last season as he had nearly 60 total tackles. Last season Tampa had statistically the best rush defense in the league, and with the addition to Gholston and the return of Adrian Clayborn, it might be better than ever.