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Lavonte David

26-Year-Old Linebacker – Tampa Bay Buccaneers

2015 Defensive Stats

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147

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3

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3

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2

TD

1

2016 Defensive Projections

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2016 Fantasy Football Outlook

Few players in the league carry the quality guarantee that David does, as he's produced at an elite level with remarkable consistency in his four NFL seasons. His lowest tackle total in that span was ...

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2016 ADP:

IDP Rank: Hidden

Bye Week:  6

HT: 6' 1"   WT: 233   DOB: 1/23/1990  College: Nebraska  DRAFTED: 2nd Rd   Show ContractHide Contract

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Lavonte David Contract Information:

Signed a five-year, $50.25 million contract extension with the Bucs in August of 2015.

August 19, 2016  –  Lavonte David News

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David was a thorn in the side of Jags QB Blake Bortles during Thursday's joint practice session, the team's official site reports.

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Lavonte David NFL Stats
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  Tackles Defensive Stats Fumbles Kick Ret Punt Ret
Year Age Team G Tackles Solo Assist Sacks PDef Int TD Forced Recovered Yds TD Yds TD
2012 22 TB 16 139 112 27 2 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2013 23 TB 16 145 107 38 7 10 5 0 2 1 0 0 0 0
2014 24 TB 14 146 101 45 1 4 0 0 4 1 0 0 0 0
2015 25 TB 16 147 85 62 3 13 3 1 2 2 0 0 0 0
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Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

Lavonte David – Playing Time Overview

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#1 Outside Linebacker
  1. Lavonte David
  2. Adarius Glanton
  3. Micah Awe
Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Snap Count Stats

1090

Defensive Snaps in 2015

Lavonte David was on the field for 1090 of his team's snaps on defense in 2015.

92

Special Teams Snaps in 2015

Lavonte David was on the field for 92 of his team's snaps on special teams in 2015.

Year Def ST
2013 963 152
2014 919 76
2015 1090 92
Lavonte David 2015 Game Log
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  Snap Count Tackles Defensive Stats Fumbles Kick Ret Punt Ret
Week Opp Def ST Tackles Solo Assist Sacks PDef Int TD Forced Recovered Yds TD Yds TD
1 Ten 59 6 5 3 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
2 @NO 78 5 8 4 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 @Hou 90 9 15 3 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 Car 58 9 6 3 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5 Jax 59 5 10 8 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6 @Was 64 6 9 6 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7 @Atl 80 4 5 3 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8 NYG 75 6 11 6 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9 Dal 54 5 12 5 7 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10 @Phi 63 3 6 6 0 0 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
11 @Ind 74 7 7 4 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
12 Atl 67 5 11 6 5 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
13 NO 82 5 13 10 3 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
14 @StL 52 5 8 6 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
15 Chi 71 6 9 8 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
16 @Car 64 6 12 4 8 1 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0

A blank stat line is used above whenever a player was not on the field for any plays in the game that week.

Measurables Overview for Lavonte David
As Compared To Other Linebackers
Height:   6' 1"
BELOW AVERAGE
Weight:   233 lbs
BELOW AVERAGE
40-Yard Dash:   4.65 sec
GOOD
Shuttle Time:   4.22 sec
GOOD
Cone Drill:   7.28 sec
WEAK
Arm Length:   31.75 in
BELOW AVERAGE
Hand Length:   8.75 in
BELOW AVERAGE
Vertical Jump:   37 in
GOOD
Broad Jump:   119 in
GOOD
Bench Press:   19 reps
WEAK
Tampa Bay Buccaneers Team Injury Report
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Louis Murphy  PUP-P
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J.R. Sweezy  PUP-P

Lavonte David: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

David showed great anticipation in picking off a pass in the flat by Jameis Winston during Wednesday's practice, Greg Auman of the Tampa Bay Times reports. "That was an excellent play by Lavonte," Bucs coach Dirk Koetter said after practice. "That was a bad decision by Jameis. Jameis had two bad picks today from his standpoint, but the defense is excited for them to make their plays."

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David managed 12 tackles (four solo), a forced fumble and a sack in Sunday's 38-10 loss to the Panthers.

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David managed nine tackles (eight solo), including one for loss, in Sunday's 26-21 loss to the Bears.

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David collected eight tackles (six solo), including one for loss, in Thursday's 31-23 loss to the Rams.

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David (ankle) totaled 13 tackles (10 solo), including a tackle for loss, and two passes defensed in Sunday's 24-17 loss to the Saints.

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David (ankle) is active Sunday against the Saints.

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David (ankle) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Saints.

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David (ankle) was held out of practice Thursday, Greg Auman of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

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David (ankle) was limited in practice Wednesday, Joe Kania of the Bucs official site reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

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2015

If there is a linebacker rival to Luke Kuechly, David might be the most formidable contender. He averaged 10.5 tackles per game last year, posting 147 stops despite missing two games due to a concussion and a hamstring injury. David is rangy, instinctive and aggressive, dominating against the run with top-grade abilities as a blitzer and in coverage. However, his weakside role last year in Lovie Smith's 4-3 defense contributed to a big drop in both sacks and interceptions, as he was used in fewer passing situations and played a career-low 919 snaps. Considering the Bucs were 21st in sacks last season and had seven fewer interceptions than in 2013, it wouldn't surprise if David was again used as a weapon on passing downs instead of almost exclusively as a run stopper.

2014

David has been remarkably productive in his first two seasons, following up a 139-tackle rookie season with an enormous 2013, increasing his tackle total to 145 while adding seven sacks and five interceptions. When it comes to dominating in tackles, sacks and interceptions, David might be the best linebacker in the league. Although he seems likely to hover in the 135 to 145-tackle range and is therefore unlikely to challenge players like Vontaze Burfict and Luke Kuechly in that regard, David is one of the top-tier options when it comes to making plays in coverage and as a pass rusher. New coach Lovie Smith is among the brightest defensive coaches in the game, and it would be rather surprising if he didn't recognize David's sack and interception potential and scheme in ways to capitalize accordingly. After all, it was under Smith's watch that Brian Urlacher enjoyed some of his most successful seasons in the NFL. Urlacher posted at least five sacks in three of his first four years under Smith before injuries began to take their toll.

2013

Like Luke Kuechly and Bobby Wagner, David emerged as one of the league's elite linebackers as a rookie last year, finishing with 139 tackles (112 solo), two sacks and an interception, and he's locked in for a three-down role again in 2013. It's likely no coincidence Tampa Bay fielded the league's top run defense when David arrived from Nebraska, as the rangy linebacker was a menace at and behind the line of scrimmage. David deserves a boost in the rankings if your league accounts for tackles for loss ("stuffs") as he finished last year with 16.5 stops behind the line of scrimmage. David had 24.5 tackles for loss in his 27 games at Nebraska, so this trend won't slow anytime soon. Fellow linebackers Mason Foster and Jonathan Casillas are not threats to eat into David's snap or tackle counts either.

2012

He barely looks like 225 pounds when heís on the field, but Davidís standout athleticism, refined technique and rare instincts have him locked into the Tampa Bay starting defense, and if his college career is any indication, good IDP production awaits. He finished his two seasons at Nebraska with 285 tackles (150 solo) in 27 games, as well as 11.5 sacks and 24.5 tackles for loss. Heís obviously unproven as a rookie, but David is a sensible later-round investment and could be among the league tackle leaders early in his career.