Lavonte David has been nothing but consistent for Tampa Bay since coming into the league in 2012. The former All-Pro has played 16 games in all but two seasons and produced 82 tackles while helping the Bucs earn a spot in this year’s Super Bowl.
The Nebraska product would be a perfect fit for Denver and given his age (31), could be brought in at a decent salary.
Since the emergence of former Bronco Shaq Barrett may allow Tampa to let him look elsewhere and there would be plenty of options in April’s draft to fill David’s spot, such as Missouri’s Nick Bolton, who is a dynamic sideline-to-sideline defender or Notre Dame’s Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah, who is a unique linebacker-safety hybrid.
While Josey Jewell had a better-than-expected year for Denver, they would be wise to give David a look. Not only would he bring the veteran leadership, but could excel in Vic Fangio’s scheme.