Any coach will tell you this is where champions are made: in the long, hot and humid summer afternoons, when very few are watching.
As for the Bucs, they're hopeful that the additions they've made this offseason will be enough to get them over the proverbial hump and back into the playoffs come next January, which would snap a five-season playoff drought.
For the sake of this article, I fast-forwarded past training camp and preseason, "cutting" the roster down to the league-mandated 53-player limit and compiled a Bucs player power ranking from the resulting roster.
Yes, injuries will happen, and two months from now this ranking could look completely different, but we'll plow ahead as if nothing has happened from an injury perspective.
The first two slides are the non-starters lumped into two larger groups, with the (projected) starters each getting a dedicated slide to analyze why I ranked them where I did.