Do the Buccaneers have a top-10 offensive/ defensive duo in the NFL? NFL.com Senior Analyst Gil Brandt seems to think so.
Is it Tom Brady and Shaquill Barrett? Chris Godwin and Jason Pierre-Paul? Both options seem likely, but you would be incorrect. In fact, Brandt says that Mike Evans and Lavonte David are the sixth best offensive/ defensive duo in the league.
“Not since Randy Moss has Tom Brady played with a receiving target who possessed the size-skill ratio of the 6-foot-5, 231-pound Evans, who has topped 1,000 yards in each of his six NFL seasons to date. David is a former two-star high school recruit who has since proven himself to be a five-star talent, accumulating 1,008 tackles in eight seasons. He’s been incredibly reliable as a pro, missing just seven games thus far while switching between five different coordinators (including interim Mark Duffner in 2018).”
It seems as though Lavonte David is getting more and more national attention and the season hasn’t even kicked off yet.
If you follow me on twitter (@nicksitro, shameless plug) you know I have been trying to push David into the national spotlight and it seems to have worked (thanks to everyone who has retweeted).
I can’t wait to see how David and the Buccaneers performs in prime time games with playoff implications. Maybe it will finally put him in the conversation for one of the best off-ball linebackers of all time.