The Bucs appear to be settling in with their starting set of LBs. After plenty of offseason speculation about Mason Foster moving, the 2nd-year MLB has impressed coaches of late. Word is that he's "getting it," which was the big knock on him as a rookie. It shouldn't have surprised anyone, given that he was going from college OLB to NFL MLB without a full offseason or training camp. Second-round pick Lavonte David, meanwhile, has already pushed his way into the lineup at WLB. David was working behind former Titan Rennie Curran there early on, but that always appeared a temporary situation. Unless Foster or David disappoints in preseason, those 2 should be the 3-down LBs for the Bucs. Quincy Black retains his SLB role but doesn't offer much upside. In IDP terms, Foster and David are awash in upside.
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