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    October 10, 2019 8:17 PM PDT
    The Buccaneers’ 2018 rookie class certainly hasn’t burst onto the scene as quickly as everyone hoped back in April. By the end of draft weekend 2019 Mike Edwards Jersey , Tampa Bay appeared to have a pretty solid class, one that would get an immediate chance to shine by the time the season came around. With year one nearing its end, it’s obvious that the good feelings have worn off. 2018 as a whole has been frustrating for the Bucs. The fact that the rookies have struggled to flash consistent potential hasn’t helped.Of course, all hope isn’t lost. It’s only the first NFL season for these guys. Plus, some of them look to be improving each and every week. With that, let’s take a look at how the rookies performed in Sunday’s 20-12 loss to the Ravens.DT Vita VeaAt one point this year, first-round pick Vita Vea was one of the most frustrating rookies of Tampa Bay’s 2018 class. These days, he is one guy that is showing consistent improvement that makes the future of the class feel just a little bit brighter. The big defensive tackle out of Washington continued to make his presence felt up the middle on Sunday, which was definitely needed due to Baltimore’s focus on running the ball. While the defense as a whole may not have been too impressive against the run, Vea certainly was. He finished the day with a career-high nine tackles (six solo) DaQuan Jones Jersey , with many of them coming after minimal gains by the Ravens’ running backs. From The Athletic’s Greg Auman: There’s obviously a significant difference between 2.4 and 4.9 yards per carry. Vea did what he could to slow down the run game, which has always been a strength of his. Earlier this season, it felt like he was easing into the league after missing so much time with an injury. Nowadays, he is making a difference for the Tampa Bay defense, even if there aren’t too many other guys that are. He is getting more snaps at this point in the season, as he was up to 60 on Sunday (79 percent of the defense’s total). That was the same number that veteran Gerald McCoy played. The big thing is, Vea is playing his best football of the season right now and that should be something he can build on heading into the offseason. The 23-year-old is turning into a solid player, regardless of the continued complaints about who else could have been selected at the No. 12 spot.The best of the restVea was the headliner of the rookie class in this week’s game, and there wasn’t really a close second... Second-rounder Ronald Jones II played just four snaps on offense (eight percent) and 12 on special teams (52 percent). He was targeted twice in the passing game, catching one of them for a loss of one. He had zero carries on the day... Second-round corner M.J. Stewart didn’t get any defensive snaps Lee Roy Selmon Jersey , but had 12 (52 percent) on special teams. He registered one tackle... Fellow second-round corner Carlton Davis played 52 snaps (68 percent) on defense and one (four percent) on special teams, racking up two tackles (both solo)... Third-rounder Alex Cappa got eight snaps (16 percent) on the offensive line and three (13 percent) on special teams... Fourth-round safety Jordan Whitehead played 47 snaps (62 percent) on defense, picking up three tackles (one solo)... Fifth-round wide receiver Justin Watson got two snaps (four percent) on offense and 16 (70 percent) on special teams. He was credited with one tackle. Last Week: 6-7Weeks 1 through 7: 48-51-4Home teams shown in bold. Odds taken from Odds Shark.Philadelphia (-3) vs. Jacksonville (London)Before the season started, the NFL was probably licking their chops at this London matchup. Now, it’s looked at as a matchup of two underperforming teams. The Jaguars have more issues, though.. especially on offense.Pick: Philadelphia (-3)Baltimore (-2.5) vs. Carolina Justin Tucker missing that extra point to tie last Sunday was craaaaaaaaazy. He was 222 for 222 on XP’s prior to that miss. That’s football, I guess.Pick: Baltimore (-2.5)Pittsburgh (-8) vs. ClevelandEven though they’re 2-4-1, the Browns are 5-2 ATS this season. I don’t think it’s crazy to think they keep it close here, especially if their defense keeps forcing turnovers.Pick: Cleveland (+8)Kansas City (-10) vs. DenverKC is rolling, and the Broncos have had to deal with the drama of Chad Kelly all week long. Mahomes & crew win going away.Pick: Kansas City (-10)Chicago (-7.5) vs. New York JetsAlthough some of the better QBs in the league have found success against the Bears defense Ronald Jones Jersey , Darnold is a QB that that D can prey on.Pick: Chicago (-7.5)Detroit (-3) vs. SeattleKerryon Johnson is going to be good for a long time, and Matt Stafford has bounced back from a slow start to his season.Remember when people were writing off the Lions & Matt Patricia after week one?Pick: Detroit (-3)Cincinnati (-3.5) vs. Tampa BayThe young Bengals might not be as good as their hot start indicated, but they’re not as bad as they played last week. They’ll come out with a chip on their shoulder in this one.Pick: Cincinnati (-3.5)Washington (-1) vs. New York Giants The Giants are bound to win one of these soon, right? Right?Pick: New York Giants (+1)Indianapolis (-3) vs. OaklandBet you didn’t know that Andrew Luck has thrown 15 touchdown passes in his last four games. Those whispers that he might not be what he once was coming off injury are getting quieter and quieter.Pick: Indianapolis (-3)Los Angeles Rams (-9) vs. Green BayThe Rams are frighteningly good, but the Packers are coming off a bye and getting healthier. In front of plenty of cheesheads in LA, they keep it close.Pick: Green Bay (+9)San Francisco (-1) vs. Arizona Yuck.Pick: Arizona (+1)Minnesota (-1) vs. New OrleansHow many times will the Minnesota Miracle be shown on the Sunday Night broadcast? Probably a lot. This game should be excellent.Pick: Minnesota (-1)New England (-14) vs. BuffaloFor some reason, I really considered taking Bills +14 here…. nah.Pick: New England (-14)