Tampa Bay Buccaneers

PFF: McCoy, Evans Among NFL's Best

DT Gerald McCoy and WR Mike Evans are among the NFL's best through three weeks, according to Pro Football Focus.

Pictures from the Buccaneers' Week 3 matchup with the Rams.

The Buccaneers dropped their home opener, 37-32, to the Rams at Raymond James Stadium, falling to 1-2 on the season. Despite dropping their home opener, two of the team's standout players - defensive tackle Gerald McCoy and wide receiver Mike Evans – are establishing themselves as two of the NFL's best at their respective positions.

McCoy, who picked up three tackles against the Rams, is graded as the NFL's fifth-best defensive tackle through three weeks. Additionally, he is rated as the league's No. 3 defensive tackle while rushing the passer. Evans, who caught 10 passes for 132 yards and a touchdown against Los Angeles, is graded as the league's No. 8 wide receiver thus far.

PFF graded Evans as the Bucs' top offensive player during Week 3, too.

"Evans continues to be Jameis Winston's favorite target, and will be for the foreseeable future," PFF's Steve Slowik wrote. "Evans was targeted 13 times, hauling in 10 for 132 yards. Eight of those receptions came against Rams CB Trumaine Johnson, who had a difficult time dealing with Evans' unique size and speed after holding him in check early in the game."

One other Buccaneers is ranked among the top 10 at their position: tight end Cameron Brate, who is No. 9 through three weeks. He was the team's second-best offensive player in Week 3, according to PFF.

"Brate had to be a pleasant surprise for the Bucs; he was the offense's highest-graded run blocker, at 87.2, while also catching five passes and two touchdowns," Slowik wrote.

For more of Pro Football Focus' player grades, click HERE.

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