The Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ secondary will look different in 2023 as the team made a few but significant changes this offseason.
The team had the ninth-highest graded secondary in 2022 and returns four starters. The loss of Sean Murphy-Bunting looks to be filled by Zyon McCollum. The addition of safety Ryan Neal is an upgrade. So where does the 2023 secondary ranks? Per PFF’s John Kosko this Bucs’ secondary comes in at No. 13.
“Things didn’t go as expected for the Buccaneers in 2022, but the secondary still turned in the ninth-highest grade in the league. They lose Sean Murphy-Bunting but retain four starters from a year ago in Dean, Winfield and Neal, who each graded top-10 at their respective positions.”
As it stands now, the secondary looks to be Carlton Davis, Jamel Dean, Antoine Winfield Jr and Ryan Neal. All four are solid at their positions. It seems players like Zyon McCollum, Dee Delaney, and rookie Josh Hayes will need to step up in a supportive role for this to work.