But let’s narrow the focus of this question to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. I don’t think anyone would say rookie Mike Glennon is a franchise quarterback yet, so Tampa Bay’s cornerstone will have to come from another position.
I see two strong candidates that arguably are the best in the league at their position. That’s defensive tackle Gerald McCoy and cornerback Darrelle Revis. I don’t think you can go wrong with either one.
But I’d take McCoy because everything starts up front. If you’re strong in the middle of the defensive line, you have a good start on being strong everywhere else on defense.