TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have little to show for the four first- and second-round picks they spent on defensive linemen in the drafts of 2010 and 2011.
It’s a high priority of new coach Greg Schiano to get some production from that unit.
The Bucs have continued to rank near the bottom of the league in most defensive categories, especially those reflecting strength in the defensive line.
Part of the problem have been injuries to tackles Gerald McCoy, the third overall pick in 2010, and Brian Price, who has been traded to the Chicago Bears.
McCoy comes into the season healthy and optimistic after playing in only six games and recording just one sack last season.