4 for Louisiana-Lafayette. The Carolina Panthers’ most promising rookie defender had a rough game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Andrew Whitworth dubs it "the night of rookies" as Jordan Fuller, Van Jefferson and Cam Akers play pivotal roles in Rams' 27-24 win over the Bucs. Russell wasn't allowed to use his college number in the NFL due to the position he plays but he at least got to include it in his new number. Here are the top first-years to watch right now. The 2020 season is the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' 45th in the National Football League and their second under head coach Bruce Arians.They will attempt to improve upon their 7–9 record from the previous season and make the playoffs for the first time since 2007.They will also attempt to become the first NFL club to play in the Super Bowl in their home stadium. Ruiz missed the season opener while recovering from a training camp ankle injury, but he turned in two full days of practice and should dress out for this kickoff against the Las Vegas Raiders. It became open in Tampa when outside linebacker Carl Nassib left in free agency for the Las Vegas Raiders in March. Minnesota won 26-3. As with tied teams in the NFL draft order, whoever is last rotates up to the top and the others move down a spot, which means I'm first today, followed by Carmen and then Casey. It won't leave them much time to break through the pocket, especially if a top 10 offensive line last year that only got more help this offseason, has anything to say about it. Copyright 2020 The Associated Press. 45 overall Just ask the Broncos how versatile Winfield is. Veteran safety Andrew Adams is taking that opportunity to change back to the no. The betting insights in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of December 14, 2020, 2:41 PM ET. However, without Cincinnati on the schedule, Tampa Bay's defense will not get a shot at rookie quarterback Joe Burrow, the first-overall pick in last month's draft. There are stories of him spending an all-defense movie night asking his coordinator questions about NFL wide receivers throughout the movie. On an appearance with 105.3 The Fan, he said rookies Trevon Diggs and Tyler Biadasz have a chance to return before the season ends. Tight end Jordan Leggett did the same, switching from 87 to 81 so that Brady's pal, Rob Gronkowski, could have the same number he had with the Patriots. — Greg Auman (@gregauman) November 4, 2020 Lamb is the WR1 of the 2020 rookie class. With the excitement surrounding the Buccaneers in 2020 like a heavy perfume, these three rookies could help out in this first matchup in a big way. 6 at Minnesota, but in the NFL receivers must wear a number between 10-19 or 80-89. All rights reserved. The Atlanta Falcons have come to terms with their entire rookie class from the 2020 NFL Draft, announcing so on Monday evening. Justin Jefferson has made an interesting case over the last two games, but don’t get it twisted. (AP Photo/Bruce Kluckhohn), Minnesota wide receiver Tyler Johnson, left, gets past Miami (Ohio) defensive back Joshua Allen for a touchdown in the first half of an NCAA football game Saturday, Sept. 15, 2018, in Minneapolis. I have a large selection of #d cards, refractors, hard to find inserts, autograph, superstar and rookie cards priced very competitively. Stacy Bengs/Copyright 2019 The Associated Press. They hope they'll be able to do it this year with a combination of Ronald Jones, Dare Ogunbowale and newcomer Ke'Shawn Vaughn. (AP Photo/Stacy Bengs), Minnesota wide receiver Tyler Johnson (6) makes a diving catch in front of Auburn defensive back Jordyn Peters (15) during the second half of the Outback Bowl NCAA college football game Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2020, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara), Minnesota wide receiver Tyler Johnson (6) makes a catch after getting around Auburn defensive back Daniel Thomas (24) during the second half of the Outback Bowl NCAA college football game Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2020, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara), Minnesota wide receiver Tyler Johnson during the second half of the Outback Bowl NCAA college football game against Auburn Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2020, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara), Minnesota wide receiver Tyler Johnson catches the ball during the NFL football scouting combine, Thursday, Feb. 27, 2020, in Indianapolis. Bruce Kluckhohn/Copyright 2019 The Associated Press. We'll also note some veteran Buccaneers who have been approved to change their jersey numbers in 2020, as that factors into some of the choices. Green can't get right After the first full week of padded practice, Gregg … Chris O'Meara/Copyright 2020 The Associated Press. Louisiana Lafayette running back Raymond Calais (4) runs during an NCAA college football game against Liberty, Saturday, September 7, 2019, in Lafayette, La. 29 / 34. The best offensive tackle in team history to this point, and a member of the team's Ring of Honor at Raymond James Stadium, is Paul Gruber, who was also a first-round pick in 1988. Nati Harnik/Copyright 2019 The Associated Press. Chris O'Meara/Copyright 2020 The Associated Press. By Jarred Davis, Contributing Writer . Vernon Turner was wearing it in 1994 when he recorded the first punt return for a touchdown in franchise history. (AP Photo/Matthew Putney), Minnesota wide receiver Tyler Johnson (6) catches a touchdown pass over Northwestern cornerback Cam Ruiz (18) during the second half of an NCAA football game Saturday, Nov. 23, 2019, in Evanston, Ill. Minnesota won 38-22. (AP Photo/Bruce Kluckhohn), Iowa's Julius Brents intercepts the ball intended for Minnesota wide receiver Tyler Johnson during an NCAA college football game Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018, in Minneapolis. However, I think Jeudy is poised to be the top rookie receiver this fall. (AP Photo/Bruce Kluckhohn), Minnesota wide receiver Tyler Johnson (6) during an NCAA college football game against Maryland, Saturday, Oct. 26, 2019, in Minneapolis. Here's the Roundtable list for the week: View pictures of all the Buccaneers' 2020 opponents. All rights reserved, Matthew Putney/Copyright 2019 The Associated Press. The entirety of the Kansas City Chiefs' offense? Before Whitehead, the 31 jersey generally bounced around from one defensive back to another. Bryant’s 151 yards lead all rookies, and only two players are even on pace for over 200 receiving yards this season. Tampa Bay's pass defense improved significantly over the second half of last season as young corners Carlton Davis, Sean Murphy-Bunting and Jamel Dean found their footing, but it was still occasionally hurt by slot receivers. All rights reserved. 18 in a game in the team's inaugural season of 1976. NFL fans are familiar with the big names in the 2020 draft class. Which of these rookies will be the franchise's next success story? The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will have to contend with Patrick Mahomes, Aaron Rodgers, Drew Brees, Matt Ryan and Matthew Stafford in 2020. Had made the roster out of training camp undrafted out of West Georgia. Mark Humphrey/Copyright 2019 The Associated Press. Rookie Recap: Freshmen shine in latest Buccaneers conquest Dreams coming true as Tampa Bay stacks solid wins in back-to-back weeks By David_Harrison @DHarrison82 Oct 28, 2020… I base that thought on a combination of Jeudy's NFL-ready game and the perfect situation into which he's been placed in with the Broncos. (AP Photo/Butch Dill), Louisiana-Lafayette running back Raymond Calais (4) fends off Appalachian State defensive back Kaiden Smith (13) during the first half of an NCAA college football game in the Sun Belt Football Championship on Saturday, Dec. 7, 2019, in Boone, N.C. (AP Photo/Brian Blanco), American Team running back Raymond Calais, of Louisiana-Lafayette, stands on the field during the second half of the Collegiate Bowl college football game against the National Team Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020, in Pasadena, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill), Louisiana running back Raymond Calais does the bench press at the NFL football scouting combine Thursday, Feb. 27, 2020, in Indianapolis. The one exception was defensive end Nick Reed, who wore it for three games in 2011. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy), Louisiana running back Raymond Calais runs a drill at the NFL football scouting combine in Indianapolis, Friday, Feb. 28, 2020. Every scouting report on Jeudy says the same thing: He's a masterful route-runner. Remember that third-round draft pick Lucas Niang opted out of the season. Iowa offensive lineman Tristan Wirfs runs a drill at the NFL football scouting combine in Indianapolis, Friday, Feb. 28, 2020. The Buccaneers get a visit from the Los Angeles Chargers team that will look a whole lot different this season during Week 4 on October 4. The 43 jersey has most commonly been used by fullbacks in team history, though there have been some notable ball-carriers with that number, too. (AP Photo/Stacy Bengs), Minnesota wide receiver Tyler Johnson during an NCAA football game against South Dakota State Thursday, Aug. 29, 2019 in Minneapolis. Round 1 - T Tristan Wirfs (AP Photo/Paul Sancya), Round 1 - T Tristan Wirfs (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall), Round 2 - S Antoine Winfield Jr. (AP Photo/Andy Clayton- King), Round 2 - S Antoine Winfield Jr. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy), Round 2 - S Antoine Winfield Jr.  (Aaron M. Sprecher via AP), Round 3 - RB Ke'Shawn Vaughn (AP Photo/Sean Rayford), Round 3 - RB Ke'Shawn Vaughn (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey), Round 3 - RB Ke'Shawn Vaughn (AJ Mast via AP Images), Round 5 - WR Tyler Johnson (AP Photo/Bruce Kluckhohn, File), Round 5 - WR Tyler Johnson (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara), Round 5 - WR Tyler Johnson (Aaron M. Sprecher via AP), Round 6 - DT Khalil Davis (AP Photo/Nati Harnik), Round 6 - DT Khalil Davis (AP Photo/Michael Conroy), Round 7 - LB Chapelle Russell (AP Photo/Michael Conroy), Round 7 - LB Chapelle Russell (Aaron M. Sprecher via AP), Round 7 - RB Raymond Calais (AP Photo/Brian Blanco), Round 7 - RB Raymond Calais (AP Photo/Tyler Kaufman), Round 7 - RB Raymond Calais (AJ Mast via AP Images), Carmen Vitali: DT Derrick Brown, Carolina Panthers. Even though offensive and defensive linemen are also allowed to have numbers in the 50s, it has almost exclusively been the property of linebackers in Tampa. Though their record didn't reflect it, Carolina was really good at getting to the passer last year. (AJ Mast via AP Images), Louisiana running back Raymond Calais runs a drill at the NFL football scouting combine in Indianapolis, Friday, Feb. 28, 2020. 39. View pictures of Raymond Calais, the 245th overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft. Among the fullbacks who have worn that number are Rudy Harris, William Howard, Kevin McLeod and Jameel Cook, who was on the Super Bowl team. The team has a total of eight rookie players on the 53-man roster. All rights reserved. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy), Louisiana-Lafayette running back Raymond Calais runs the 40-yard dash during the NFL football scouting combine, Friday, Feb. 28, 2020, in Indianapolis. Pre-draft ranking: Fourth overall, WR1. The number 30 went unused in Tampa in 2019 and also doesn't have a very prominent place in Buccaneers history…save for one very memorable moment. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy). And here we finally get to a new Buccaneer who gets to keep his collegiate numerical identity, as Davis wore no. The most prominent former no. He has been drafted to replace Darius Slay, which is not an easy task. Bucs set to sign first rookies of 2020 draft class. It is highly recommended that you use the latest versions of a supported browser in order to receive an optimal viewing experience. With the first of their seventh-round picks, the Bucs selected inside linebacker Chapelle Russell out of Temple. Wirfs wore jersey number 74 at Iowa and if he had been able to carry that over to his Buccaneer career that would have been a fitting an optimistic choice. 53 in team history whenever he first gets to visit the AdventHealth Training Center. (AP Photo/Bruce Kluckhohn, File), Minnesota wide receiver Tyler Johnson (6) against South Dakota State during an NCAA college football game Thursday, Aug. 29, 2019, in Minneapolis. 30 for the Buccaneers was Brian Leonard in 2013. (AP Photo/Paul Beaty), Minnesota wide receiver Tyler Johnson (6) during an NCAA college football game against Wisconsin, Saturday, Nov. 30, 2019, in Minneapolis. He's effective against the run and gets into the backfield, too. (AP Photo/Bruce Kluckhohn), Minnesota wide receiver Tyler Johnson celebrates his touchdown against Miami (Ohio) in the first half of an NCAA football game Saturday, Sept. 15, 2018, in Minneapolis. All rights reserved. Alabama's Jeudy wasn't the first receiver off the board in the 2020 draft; that honor went to his 'Bama teammate, Henry Ruggs III, who blinded the Raiders with his blinding speed. 94s in team history include Robert "Pig" Goff, George Johnson and Will Clarke. Find many great new & used options and get the best deals for 2020 Panini Elite Tyler Johnson Rookie Green Rookie #151 Buccaneers Football at the best online prices at … Charlie Neibergall/Copyright 2018 The Associated Press. The Bucs started their 2020 draft Thursday night with the selection of big and nimble Iowa blocker Tristan Wirfs with the 13th pick, addressing offensive tackle in the first round for the first time in 19 years, Tampa Bay's second-round pick in the 2020 NFL Draft is Minnesota S Antoine Winfield, Jr., who tied a school record with seven interceptions in 2019 and was responsible for big plays all over the field, Third-round pick Ke'Shawn Vaughn, a hard-nosed and versatile running back out of Auburn, joins a Buccaneers offense that has an impressive array of weapons, Tampa Bay's first pick in Day Three of the 2020 Draft is Minnesota WR Tyler Johnson, a highly-productive collegian who the Bucs feel can have a productive, versatile role in their already loaded offense, Tampa Bay's second defender in the 2020 draft is Nebraska DT Khalil Davis, a quick and athletic big man who gives the Buccaneers' talented defensive front more depth. 5. 33 going forward. The offensive line also got an upgrade with the Bucs' first-round pick Tristan Wirfs. Tristan Wirfs, OT, Tampa Bay Buccaneers The Saints are expected to have their first-round draft pick in the lineup, with former Michigan center Cesar Ruiz filling in at right guard. It is highly recommended that you use the latest versions of a supported browser in order to receive an optimal viewing experience. That number has been worn by a lot of former Buccaneers – 30 in all – but none for more than four seasons. All rights reserved. Week 5: Bucs @ Bears, 8:20pm ET FOX, NFL Network, Amazon. Before Quarles, linebacker Hugh Green was the most prominent no. 3. So which opposing rookie could cause the Buccaneers the most trouble in 2020? Rookie Recap: Freshmen shine in latest Buccaneers conquest Dreams coming true as Tampa Bay stacks solid wins in back-to-back weeks By David_Harrison @DHarrison82 Oct 28, 2020… 14 to accommodate new Bucs quarterback Tom Brady. Charlie Neibergall/Copyright 2020 The Associated Press. Multiple low-numbered parallels are available for those who are up for a challenge. The high school quarterback-turned-collegiate receiver wore no. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have a stud on their hands in the form of rookie RT Tristan Wirfs and it’s clear he’s going to be a major force for years to come. The following browsers are supported: Chrome, Edge (v80 and later), Firefox and Safari. (AP Photo/Bruce Kluckhohn), Minnesota wide receiver Tyler Johnson checks with an official as he lines up against Illinois in the third quarter at an NCAA college football game Saturday, Oct. 5, 2019, in Minneapolis. As the Tampa Bay Buccaneers near the midway point of the 2020 NFL season, here is where the rookies stand regarding their expectations and performance. Other no. This is also a number that has some pretty prominent Buccaneer alumni, including Steve White, Greg Spires and Adrian Clayborn. TAMPA, FL - DECEMBER 16: Helmets and an NFL football set behind the bench as the Tampa Bay Buccaneers host the Atlanta Falcons at the Raymond James Stadium on December 16, 2007 in Tampa, Florida. However, Whitehead will be switching to no. Charlie Neibergall/Copyright 2020 The Associated Press. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File), Minnesota wide receiver Tyler Johnson (6) catches a pass for a touchdown in front of Georgia Southern cornerback Monquavion Brinson (4) in the fourth quarter of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Sept. 14, 2019, in Minneapolis. The 33 jersey was only available because cornerback Carlton Davis, another 2018 draft pick, is moving to number 24, which veteran corner Brent Grimes was wearing when Davis arrived. When asked about their rookies, most Buccaneers … Michael Thomas? Northwestern plays this week at Minnesota, where the Gophers need one more win for bowl-game eligibility. Okudah has proven he can play outside and in the slot when he's asked to shadow someone. (AP Photo/Andy Clayton-King), FILE - In this Sept. 15, 2018, file photo, Minnesota wide receiver Tyler Johnson catches a pass against Miami (Ohio) in the second half of an NCAA football game, in Minneapolis. Meanwhile, the Buccaneers' offense will run up against such dangerous defenders as Aaron Donald, Khalil Mack, Danielle Hunter, Cameron Jordan and Cory Littleton. Plus he plays with incredible discipline. All rights reserved. Minnesota won 26-3. 45 overall Just ask the Broncos how versatile Winfield is. With seven weeks of the 2020 season in the rearview mirror, it feels like a good time to take stock of the season and reflect on what we’ve seen thus far. All rights reserved. In addition to five 2020 draft picks, four undrafted rookies found a way to impress in a limited amount of time and made the Bucs' first 53-man roster, including OLB Cam Gill and CB Parnell Motley What is your most anticipated game on the Bucs' 2020 schedule. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will have to contend with Patrick Mahomes, Aaron Rodgers, Drew Brees, Matt Ryan and Matthew Stafford in 2020. In addition, second-year cornerback Sean Murphy-Bunting is switching from 26 to 23, which was occupied by Deone Bucannon when Murphy-Bunting was drafted last year. In the Buccaneers… Who will have the smoothest transition among the Bucs’ 2020 … I think this is made worse by the fact that the Bucs will have to face him not once, but twice. Wednesday, May 13: What is the most significant challenge for Tampa Bay's defense? It … Bryant has been the talented route-runner he was billed as coming out of FAU, and he’s broken four tackles on 15 receptions. They had the second-highest sack total in the league behind only the Pittsburgh Steelers, registering 53.0 sacks. (Aaron M. Sprecher via AP), Minnesota wide receiver Tyler Johnson runs after the catch during the NFL football scouting combine, Thursday, Feb. 27, 2020, in Indianapolis. Like Wirfs, Jones was a first-round draft pick, drafted as a defensive tackle in 1996. Tampa Bay is favored by and the point total is set at for the outing. (Aaron M. Sprecher via AP). TAMPA, FL - JULY 27, 2020 - Cornerback Parnell Motley #39 and Outside Linebacker Quinton Bell #57 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers arrive to … Jeff Okudah is the highest drafted corner since 1997. Casey Phillips: CB Jeff Okudah, Detroit Lions. By Evan Winter @evan_winter Jul 21, 2020, 11:00am EDT / new. 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