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Bucs offensive line well represented in Prisco's position rankings

CBS Sportsline's Pete Prisco recently wrapped up his rankings for each position in the NFL - the top 10 players at each - and several Bucs have cracked the lists.

The highest ranking went to center Jeff Faine, who is fourth, with Kellen Winslow ranked as the fifth best tight end. Three Bucs offensive linemen were on the lists.

To check out the full list, go here position rankings.

Here are the Bucs that made it, with Prisco's comments:

Inside Linebacker (Barrett Ruud, 10th)

Prisco: He plays the all-important middle in the Tampa-2 and does it well. He's a tackling machine. 

Tight end (Kellen Winslow, 5th)

Prisco: Now that he's out of Cleveland and healthy he should revert to his 2007 numbers. He's one of the best threats down the field of this group.

Center (Jeff Faine, 4th)

Prisco: Smart, heady center who added the glue to a young line that needed it. He's not overpowering, but he gets by with his smarts.

Guards (Davin Joseph, 5th; Arron Sears, 10th)

Prisco on Joseph: He emerged as a Pro Bowl player last year on one of the better lines in the league. Plays with a mean streak.

Prisco on Sears: Doesn't get the attention Joseph gets, but he's not far behind.

-- JOE SMITH

joesmith@sptimes.com

[Last modified: Wednesday, May 26, 2010 3:35pm]

    

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