DE Simeon Rice needed just three seasons to rise to third place on the Bucs' all-time sack list
The first player drafted in Tampa Bay Buccaneers franchise history was a defensive end. The only Buccaneer in the Pro Football Hall of Fame was a defensive end. The only offensive or defensive NFL Player of the Year the team had in its first 23 seasons was a defensive end.
And, yes, we're talking about one man.
The team's lone Hall of Famer, Lee Roy Selmon, would seem like a lock for the All-Time Tampa Bay Buccaneers Team…but that's your call, not ours. As we continue our offseason-long selection of the Greatest Bucs, it's now time for you to choose which two men will provide our all-star team's pass rush. Who should be the starting defensive ends on the All-Time Tampa Bay Buccaneers Team? There are quite a few worthy choices; vote for two of our 10 nominees in the poll to the right.
(Editor's Note: Reuben Davis, who played both end and tackle for the Buccaneers, will be included among the defensive tackles in a later voting.)
This is third installment of our ongoing effort to determine the franchise's all-time team. In the first week, you selected two cornerbacks; last week, you picked the starting center. All of the winners will be announced at once, prior to the opening of training camp this summer.
All-Time Tampa Bay Buccaneers Team: Nominated Defensive Ends
The nominations are presented in alphabetical order. Cornerbacks are judged specifically for their work at that position, and not for any kick return or other special teams exploits, or for any extended periods at safety.