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on building a defense capable of helping quarterback Jameis Winston end the team's long playoff drought.Tackle Vita Vea is the latest addition to a reconstructed unit that's been a liability for most of the past decade John Lynch Jersey White , joining the Bucs as the 12th overall pick in the opening round of the NFL draft on Thursday night.General manager Jason Licht described the 6-foot-4, 347-pound Vea as a dominant run-stopper who has "freakish athleticism" for his size."He's going to help us in a lot of areas," Licht said. "Great kid. ... Very tough and loves football. We think he's going to be a great fit here."The former University of Washington standout will be plugged into a revamped defensive line anchored by six-time Pro Bowl tackle Gerald McCoy, bolstered by last month's trade for pass rusher Jason Pierre-Paul and the signing of Beau Allen, Vinny Curry and Mitch Unrein in free agency."It's really exciting," Vea said by video link from Dallas, where he attended the draft. "I took a visit there. I felt like I had a great connection with the coaches ... I am happy to be in this situation."The Bucs ranked last in the NFL with 23 sacks a year ago. Upgrading the defensive line and a porous secondary are among the top priorities after going 5-11 and missing the playoffs for the 10th consecutive season.Winston is entering his fourth season after being drafted No. 1 overall in 2015. The offense has improved dramatically since the young quarterback entered the league, however the defense has not been able to hold up its end.In addition to having an anemic pass rush, the Bucs finished 32nd in total defense at just over 378 yards per game and also allowed opponents to convert a league-high 48 percent of the time on third down.Licht has done some wheeling and dealing to bring in fresh talent, acquiring Pierre-Paul in a trade from the New York Giants and signing Allen and Curry in free agency after they helped Philadelphia win the Super Bowl in February.Vea, the 2017 Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Year, was still available Thursday night after Tampa Bay traded the seventh overall pick to Buffalo, dropping five spots in the selection order while also receiving a pair of second-round picks in this year's draft.The move ensured the Bills of getting the quarterback they wanted, Wyoming's Josh Allen, and gives the Bucs three premium picks — No. 38, 53 and 56 overall — in the second round Friday night. It also eases the sting of not having a third-round pick, which was sent to the Giants in the Pierre-Paul trade."Obviously , we all really liked Vita's tape, Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Year, extremely powerful man," coach Dirk Koetter said."We talked to him at the (NFL) Combine, we brought him in on one of our 30 visits. We found out that he loves football, he's a family man, he's incredibly gifted athletically," Koetter added. "We had him high on our board, and we were able to trade back ... pick up two second-round picks and still get one of the top guys on our board. It's a win-win." Are Tampa Bay’s tight ends going to suffer under their new head coach?"WhiteFanposts Fanshots Sections 2016 NFL DraftInjuriesFree AgencyGame FilmO.J. Howard and Cameron Brate ‘Losers’ in Bruce Arians Hiring According to PFFNew,22commentsAre Tampa Bay’s tight ends going to suffer under their new head coach?ESTShareTweetShareShareO.J. Howard and Cameron Brate ‘Losers’ in Bruce Arians Hiring According to PFFVincent Carchietta-USA TODAY SportsWhen rumors started building around Bruce Arians possibly becoming the next head coach of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, people started getting excited.Then the news started leaking the hire was imminent, and people were getting hyped up.When Jason Licht stepped up to the podium to officially announce the newest head coach of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers franchise, you could say the fan base was downright electric.Thus far, every player has expressed their happiness with the hire and looking forward to working with Arians and his group of coaches aimed at turning the ship around.But if Pro Football Focus is right, then there might be two players looking forward to the changes coming a little less than everyone else: O.J. Howard and Cameron Brate.Recently, Michael Moore of PFF did a “Fantasy football winners and losers: Players with new coaches” column, in which he took every team with a new coach and identified fantasy winners and losers. Simple.For the Bucs Vernon Hargreaves III Jersey White , Moore identified quarterback Jameis Winston as his fantasy winner. Which is obvious.In 2018 Winston went from suspended starter, to back-up, to starter, to back-up, to starter.....I think that’s how many times they rotated.According to Arians and new offensive coordinator Byron Leftwich, Winston is the quarteraback for this team. So at least for now, his fantasy stock is higher because he’s the starter. Easy.Moore gets a bit deeper with it. For losers, he identifies the two contributing tight ends on the team and says,In 2018, Howard was trending upward as a fantasy football tight end until he was injured and lost for the year with ten games played. He finished with 48 targets, 38 receptions, 565-yards, five touchdowns and finished sixth on the team in targets.Brate’s 2018 saw him draw 49 targets (5th), 30 receptions, 289-yards and six scores. As comfortable as Winston is throwing to the tight end position, I just don’t see them disappearing.History is on the side of PFF on this one. But knowing and accepting your own history helps to prevent shortcomings in your past. Bruce Arians seems to be pretty self-aware if you ask me.

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