The Tampa Bay Buccaneers selected defensive lineman Logan Hall with the 33rd overall pick in the 2022 NFL Draft. The Hall pick is one that shows the Buccaneers commitment to rushing the passer. The selection might also cue the end of the Jason Pierre-Paul era in Tampa Bay.
There’s been plenty of rumors and reports that the Buccaneers would not be bringing back Pierre-Paul. The pick of Hall seems to all but confirm these reports.
It was long after the Hall pick that he was listed on the Buccaneers website as wearing #90, Pierre-Paul’s number. When you consider the team drafted Joe Tryon-Shoyinka last year, and Hall this year, I think it’s safe to say Pierre-Paul’s time in Tampa is done.
If there were any doubts with Bucs and not bringing back Jason Pierre-Paul, the team's online roster lists top draft pick Logan Hall as wearing No. 90, JPP's old number.
— Greg Auman (@gregauman) April 30, 2022
Pierre-Paul struggled most of the 2021 season with a torn rotator cuff as well as other injuries.
The pair of Hall and Tryon-Shoyinka is exciting to say the least. Both players are explosive and have a very high ceiling. The added bonus for the Buccaneers is that the defensive line keeps getting younger and more explosive.
Pierre-Paul was a Buccaneer for four years, yes it definitely seems longer than that. During those four years, Pierre-Paul amassed 171 tackles, 33 sacks, 35 tackles for loss, two interceptions and eight forced fumbles.
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