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Deone Bucannon

25-Year-Old Linebacker – Arizona Cardinals

2017 Defensive Stats

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2018 Defensive Projections

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2018 Fantasy Football Outlook

A safety in college, Bucannon has manned the dollar linebacker spot in the Cardinals defense the past four years, averaging 103.3 tackles per 16 games to date in his career. The key here is "to date."...

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2018 ADP:  234.56

IDP Rank: Hidden

Bye Week:  9

HT: 6' 1"   WT: 211   DOB: 8/30/1992  College: Washington State  DRAFTED: 1st Rd   Show ContractHide Contract

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Deone Bucannon Contract Information:

Signed a four-year, $7.709 million contract with the Cardinals in June of 2014.

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Coach Steve Wilks said Thursday that Bucannon will serve as the weak-side linebacker in 2018, Darren Urban of the team's official site reports.

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Deone Bucannon 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
2010 17 CFB 11 - - - - 2 0 - - - - - -
2011 18 CFB 12 - - - - 3 0 - - - - - -
2012 19 CFB 12 - - - - 4 0 - - - - - -
2013 20 CFB 13 - - - - 6 0 - - - - - -
2014 21 ARI 16 83 66 17 2 2 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
2015 22 ARI 16 112 93 19 3 3 1 1 3 2 0 0 0 0
2016 23 ARI 13 91 66 25 0 4 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
2017 24 ARI 12 82 58 24 1 3 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
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Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

Deone Bucannon – Playing Time Overview

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#1 Outside Linebacker
  1. Deone Bucannon
  2. Vontarrius Dora
  3. Airius Moore
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Snap Count Stats

707

Defensive Snaps in 2017

Deone Bucannon was on the field for 707 of his team's snaps on defense in 2017.

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Special Teams Snaps in 2017

Deone Bucannon was on the field for 0 of his team's snaps on special teams in 2017.

Year Def ST
2015 995 81
2016 818 50
2017 707 0
Deone Bucannon 2017 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 @Det
2 @Ind
3 Dal
4 SF 42 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5 @Phi 67 0 7 5 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6 TB 70 0 8 7 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7 @LAR 80 0 12 11 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8 BYE Bye Week
9 @SF 74 0 9 7 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10 Sea 63 0 7 6 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
11 @Hou 70 0 13 9 4 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
12 Jax 5 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
13 LAR
14 Ten 58 0 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
15 @Was 48 0 8 5 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
16 NYG 72 0 8 4 4 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
17 @Sea 58 0 6 2 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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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 Deone Bucannon  (View College Stats & News)
As Compared To Other Linebackers
Height:   6' 1"
BELOW AVERAGE
Weight:   211 lbs
BELOW AVERAGE
40-Yard Dash:   4.49 sec
ELITE
Shuttle Time:   4.26 sec
GOOD
Cone Drill:   6.96 sec
GREAT
Arm Length:   32.38 in
AVERAGE
Hand Length:   9.75 in
ABOVE AVERAGE
Vertical Jump:   37 in
GOOD
Broad Jump:   125 in
ELITE
Bench Press:   19 reps
WEAK
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Deone Bucannon: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Bucannon notched 82 tackles (58 solo), two forced fumbles, one interception and one sack in 12 games during the 2017 season.

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Bucannon (ankle) practiced fully Thursday, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.

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Bucannon (ankle) was a limited participant at Wednesday's practice, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.

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Bucannon (ankle) won't play Sunday against the Rams, Kyle Odegard of the Cardinals' official site reports.

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Bucannon (ankle) is day-to-day ahead of Sunday's game against the Rams, Kent Somers of The Arizona Republic reports.

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Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians said Monday that the ankle injury Bucannon suffered in Sunday's win over the Jaguars may not be as severe as the team initially thought, Kyle Odegard of the Cardinals' official site reports.

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Bucannon is questionable to return to Sunday's game versus the Jaguars due to an ankle injury, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.

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Bucannon had seven tackles (six solo) in Thursday's 22-16 loss to the Seahawks.

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Bucannon recorded nine tackles (seven solo) Sunday against the 49ers.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

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2017

Bucannon has been a solid contributor to Arizona's defense, averaging just over 95 tackles in his first three seasons. Last year, Bucannon was on track to match his career-high 112 tackles from 2015, but a high-ankle sprain cost him the final three contests of the season, and he ended his year with 91 tackles to go along with four pass defensed and one fumble recovery. The former safety turned linebacker waited until May to undergo surgery on his injured ankle, a decision which could leave him on the physically unable to perform list to begin the season, which would force him to sit out until at least Week 6. To boot, the Cardinals used the 13th overall pick from April's draft on linebacker Haason Reddick, who figures to be the next man up should Bucannon be sidelined. If Reddick performs admirably, Bucannon may find himself in an unfamiliar spot -- on the sideline. All this considered, Bucannon, despite his consistent tackle numbers, seems like a bit of IDP risk even in the deepest of leagues.

2016

He would probably play safety for any other team, but Arizona's innovative scheme carved out a hybrid inside linebacker spot for Bucannon, who proved highly effective in that role. Playing 995 snaps, Bucannon finished 2015 with 112 tackles (93 solo), three sacks and an interception. His lack of size (6-foot-1, 211 pounds) likely precludes the possibility of a tackle total above the 130 mark, but Bucannnon's defensive back athleticism and ballhawking skills give him unmatched upside in coverage, and five sacks in two years prove his effectiveness as a blitzer.

2015

A 2014 first-round pick, Bucannon turned in a promising IDP rookie campaign last year. He split time at strong safety with Tony Jefferson but often played a linebacker-type role because of injuries to the Cardinals' defense. That allowed him to pile up 83 tackles on just 692 snaps. Bucannon's ability to pass for a linebacker bodes well for his tackle production, especially since he's likely to play significantly more snaps this season. At 6-1, 208, with sub-4.5 speed and 15 interceptions as a collegian at Washington State, Bucannon could be a standout source of interceptions, too.

2014

At the midpoint of the preseason, Bucannon has yet to surpass second-year pro Tony Jefferson for the strong safety gig, but Tyrann Mathieu will be eased into action due to last December's knee ligament tears, ensuring a decent snap count as his rookie campaign commences. Bucannon, who is well-built at 6-1, 211 with 4.49 wheels and excellent jumping ability, couldn't have been much more productive than he was as a four-year starter at Washington State. He finished his career with 383 tackles in 49 games, good for an average of 7.8 tackles per contest. He also intercepted 15 passes in that span. As a fierce run defender with the ball skills to make plays in coverage, Bucannon has star potential as an IDP.