When the Bucs signed Shaquil Barrett they knew they acquired a pass rushing 3-4 OLB, but they also acquired a potential mentor for DE Noah Spence.
Spence’s time with the Bucs has not been great. Other than a successful rookie season when he had 5.5 sacks, Spence has rarely seen the field, but Spence may be getting a second chance to prove he can rush the passer.
Now that this is Todd Bowles defense, Spence will most likely be switching positions from DE to a 3-4 OLB. Spence’s skill set is perfect for the position, as he is slightly undersized for a DE. A front 7 with Shaquil Barrett rushing from one side and Spence rushing from the other could produce results in terms of sacks.
This will definitely be interesting to see come the regular season.