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Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Position Depth Rankings: #11 - LB

From No. 11 to No. 1, we break down the deepest position groups on the Buccaneers' roster.

Pictures of the Buccaneers' linebackers.

The Buccaneers may not have a better duo at any position than they have at linebacker with Lavonte David and Kwon Alexander. Those two have been durable and consistent playmakers, and it's quite possible their best days are still ahead of them. David and Alexander fill the weakside and middle linebacker spots, respectively, and those are the two that stay on the field for virtually every play.

On the other hand, the third starting spot, on the strong side, is going to be manned by a relatively inexperienced player, no matter how it falls out. Devante Bond, a 2016 sixth-round pick who spent last year on injured reserve, may have the inside track, at least until 2017 third-rounder Kendell Beckwith is healthy enough to take the field.

Neither has played an NFL snap. Other options may include Cameron Lynch and Adarius Glanton, who have primarily been special teamers, and Jeff Knox, a CFL pickup. The rest of the depth chart is a pair of undrafted rookies: Mississippi State's Richie Brown and Michigan State's Riley Bullough.

The Buccaneers may actually go deep at linebacker, in terms of sheer numbers, if special teams call for it. Bond, Glanton, Lynch and perhaps one or two of the others could become core special-teamers. None of them offer much in the way of NFL defensive experience, however, so it's difficult to pinpoint how much depth the team really has at linebacker until after they've had a shot to play.

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