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5 Offseason Additions With Most to Offer Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2014

Tampa Bay Buccaneers: 5 Offseason Additions With Most to Offer in 2014

Lovie Smith Tampa Bay Buccaneers
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The Tampa Bay Buccaneers had a busy offseason with a number of new faces joining the organization. These 5 additions will have the most to offer in 2014.

5. Clinton McDonald

Clinton McDonald Tampa Bay Buccaneers
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5. Clinton McDonald

Clinton McDonald Tampa Bay Buccaneers
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The free agent pickup from Seattle registered a career high 5.5 sacks last season on the way to helping the Seahawks win the Super Bowl. The 6-year veteran provides additional depth in the middle of the Buccaneers defensive line next to Gerald McCoy.

4. Alterraun Verner

Alterraun Verner Tampa Bay Buccaneers
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4. Alterraun Verner

Alterraun Verner Tampa Bay Buccaneers
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Verner is the prototypical Cover 2 cornerback and a great fit for Lovie Smith's defensive scheme. In 2013 he gave up the 3rd lowest QB rating among all cornerbacks in the NFL and fills the gap left by the departure of Darrelle Revis.

3. Evan Dietrich-Smith

Evan Dietrich-Smith Tampa Bay Buccaneers
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3. Evan Dietrich-Smith

Evan Dietrich-Smith Tampa Bay Buccaneers
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The middle of the Buccaneers offensive line struggled in 2013 and Dietrich-Smith, whose pass blocking efficiency ranked him 19 spots ahead of Jeremy Zuttah, will help to improve that unit this season.

2. Michael Johnson

Michael Johnson Tampa Bay Buccaneers
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2. Michael Johnson

Michael Johnson Tampa Bay Buccaneers
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Johnson is an immediate upgrade at defensive end for the Buccaneers. In 2013 Johnson harassed opposing quarterbacks every week, finishing the season with 63 total pressures. Expect those numbers to rise next season while playing alongside Gerald McCoy.

1. Mike Evans

Mike Evans Tampa Bay Buccaneers
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1. Mike Evans

Mike Evans Tampa Bay Buccaneers
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The Buccaneers offense lacked threats on the outside in 2013, and Evans fixes that in a hurry. He gives them a big-bodied threat opposite Vincent Jackson and will prove in 2014 that he made Johnny Football.