Top 15 Buccaneers: No. 3

We continue our list of the top 15 Buccaneers with No. 3:

Carl Nicks, guard

What he did in 2013: A toe injury and a MRSA infection limited Nicks to only two games.

Why he’s No. 3 in 2014: The Bucs have been very quiet about Nicks’ status. Nicks has said he expects to be healthy by training camp. There are obvious questions if he can be the same player he used to be. But, if he’s anything close to that, Nicks will solidify an offensive line that was overhauled in the offseason. Prior to his health problems, Nicks arguably was the best guard in the NFL. If he can get healthy, he can once again be among the league’s elite.