Update on Ali Marpet ratings following 2016 season for the Tampa Bay Bucs.....Bucs are the 23rd ranked line in NFL and Ali is their best lineman...for RGs in the NFL he is ranked 14th overall but 5th for run-blocking. Congrats to Ali , Hobart and the LL for developing this beast from the East....good luck to Ali on his way to an eventual Pro Bowl position one day....Go Bart
23. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (27)
Top overall grade: RG Ali Marpet, 84.5 (No. 14)
Top pass-blocking grade: RG Ali Marpet, 84.1 (No. 23)
Top run-blocking grade: RG Ali Marpet, 84.4 (No. 5)
The left side of the Buccaneers’ line was a real problem area, with the play of LT Donovan Smith proving to be a real issue. Smith surrendered 57 total QB pressures and 14 penalties over his season, with Kevin Pamphile inside of him chipping in with 32 pressures of his own. Second-year player Ali Marpet continued his development with solid play, especially in the run game, while Joe Hawley and Demar Dotson were capable starters at center and right tackle, respectively. The line wasn’t helped when injury forced them to bring Gosder Cherilus into the lineup at right tackle, as he was beaten for three sacks and two hurries in just two games starting before being sent back to the bench to end the year.