Sam Monson of Pro Football Focus recently released his “Top 32 ahead of the 2023 NFL season” and Carlton Davis and Jamel Dean both made the list. Davis squeaked in at No. 29 and Dean made the top-10 at position No. 10.
Here’s Monson’s analysis,
“One of the league’s most underrated cornerbacks, Dean finally cashed in this offseason with a big payday from the Bucs. He has four straight seasons with a PFF coverage grade between 74.7 and 78.9, and though he doesn’t make a lot of plays on the football, he makes quarterbacks and receivers work for every yard.”
“Davis isn’t coming off his best year, but he still led the Tampa Bay cornerbacks last season with 11 pass breakups, more than double the next-best total. He allowed an 85.8 passer rating into his coverage and has elite size and strength for the position.”
The Buccaneers duo will have to play up to this billing or better for this team to have overall success in 2023.