Baltimore Ravens: Scouting the Enemy Tampa Bay Buccaneers

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Sep 14, 2014; Tampa, FL, USA; Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive tackle Gerald McCoy (93) looks on during the first half against the St. Louis Rams at Raymond James Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Defensive Line: William Gholston, Gerald McCoy, Clinton McDonald, Michael Johnson, Scott Solomon, Da’Quan Bowers, Akeem Spence, Larry English, Jacquies Smith

The big name here is obviously Gerald McCoy, probably the best defensive lineman in the league not named J.J. Watt. He is as disruptive as a three-tech defensive tackle can be, with great quickness and strength.

No one else on the defensive line is a big-time difference maker. Michael Johnson was a big free agent signing this offseason, but he has been mediocre at best through five weeks. Most of that is due to an ankle injury that has kept him from playing at full strength. He did have a tremendous game against Pittsburgh, but he struggled against the New Orleans Saints last week.

The Buccaneers have a deep rotation, often subbing their defensive linemen. Da’Quan Bowers is a big name, but he has yet to do much in his career. His versatility is a plus, however.