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OLB Lavonte David - Tampa Bay Buccaneers

6-1, 233Born: 1-23-1990College: NebraskaDrafted: Round 2

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Summary

One of the most productive linebackers in the league on a per-snap basis, Lavonte David anchors the Buccaneers defense along with defensive tackle Gerald McCoy. David's sideline to sideline range and ability to affect the passing game with his coverage skill makes him one of the true studs of his position, along with Luke Kuechly. David struggled through an ankle issue late in 2015 but didn't let it affect his on-field play. The switch away from the typical Lovie Smith Tampa-2 may allow David more freedom to roam. (August 7)

FBG Staff Rankings

OLB Redraft - 2, 2, 2, 3
Overall Redraft - 4, 2, 4, 5
OLB Dynasty - 2, 2, 2, 5
Overall Dynasty - 4, 3, 3, 14

Stats and Projections

YEARGTKLASTSCKFFFRINTPDTD
2013 TB 16 105 39 6 2 1 5 9 0
2014 TB 14 100 44 1 4 1 0 3 0
2015 TB 16 84 60 3 2 2 3 13 1
2016 PROJ-Rudnicki 16 86 * * * * * * *
2016 PROJ-Norton 16 85 * * * * * * *

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Footballguys Articles

Reading the Defense: Transactions Update
  Jene Bramel - March 21
Eyes of the Guru Preseason Part 4: NFC South
  John Norton - July 13
Footballguys Staff Mock Draft 12, 12 team IDP, PPR
  Jeff Haseley - August 25
Reading the Defense: Linebacker Tiers
  Jene Bramel - August 23
Reading the Defense: Preseason Notes 2
  Jene Bramel - August 16
Reading the Defense: Preseason Notes 1
  Jene Bramel - August 6
Reading the Defense: Linebacker Tiers
  Jene Bramel - July 11
Eyes of the Guru Preseason: Part 3
  John Norton - July 7
Reading the Defense: Linebacker Tiers
  Jene Bramel - June 25

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2016 Schedule

1@ Atlanta Falcons
2@ Arizona Cardinals
3vs Los Angeles Rams
4vs Denver Broncos
5@ Carolina Panthers
6--- BYE WEEK ---
7@ San Francisco 49ers
8vs Oakland Raiders
9vs Atlanta Falcons
10vs Chicago Bears
11@ Kansas City Chiefs
12vs Seattle Seahawks
13@ San Diego Chargers
14vs New Orleans Saints
15@ Dallas Cowboys
16@ New Orleans Saints
17vs Carolina Panthers