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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. (May 22)

FBG Staff Rankings

OLB Redraft - 2, 2, 2, 3
Overall Redraft - 3, 3
OLB Dynasty - 2, 2, 5
Overall Dynasty - 7, 3, 13

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-Norton 16 82 * * * * * * *

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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