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2023 Defensive

Total Tackles
Forced Fumbles
Interceptions Returned For Touchdown
Regular Season 38 7.5 1 0 0
Post Season 4 0.0 0 0 0

Top YaYa Diaby News

  • Buccaneers' YaYa Diaby: Impressive rookie campaign

    Diaby totaled 38 tackles (25 solo), 7.5 sacks, two fumble recoveries and a forced fumble across 17 regular-season games. He added four tackles (three solo) in two postseason contests.

    The rookie third-round pick opened the season in a rotational role, but he eventually took over the starting weak-side linebacker job from Joe Tryon-Shoyinka. Diaby displayed a knack for getting to the quarterback, and 4.5 of his sacks came from Week 11 onward. Diaby is likely to enter training camp as the favorite to continue in the starting role, and if he succeeds in retaining the top spot in the depth chart, he could enjoy a true IDP breakout season in 2024.

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  • Buccaneers' YaYa Diaby: Impressive numbers in finale

    Diaby recorded six tackles (three solo), including a sack, in the Buccaneers' 9-0 win over the Panthers on Sunday.

    Diaby recorded one of three takedowns of Bryce Young on the afternoon, giving him 2.5 total sacks over the final three games of the campaign. The rookie third-round pick enjoyed a productive first pro season that saw him compile 39 tackles (25 solo), including 7.5 sacks, two fumble recoveries and a forced fumble in 17 games. He should continue to play a key rotational role in the upcoming home wild-card matchup against the Eagles on Monday night.

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  • Buccaneers' YaYa Diaby: Picks up 1.5 sacks Week 16

    Diaby recorded five tackles (four solo), including 1.5 sacks, along with a forced and recovered fumble in Sunday's 30-12 victory versus the Jaguars.

    Tampa Bay took a 20-0 lead into halftime, and Diaby helped ensure that the Jaguars didn't gain momentum on their opening drive of the third quarter, contributing on a split sack of Trevor Lawrence and forcing a fumble that he recovered himself on the play. The rookie linebacker is up to 6.5 sacks on the campaign, which is tied with the Rams' Kobie Turner for the top spot among first-year players. All of Diaby's sacks have come since Week 8.

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  • Buccaneers' YaYa Diaby: Gets two sacks Sunday

    Diaby recorded four tackles (four solo) including two sacks in Sunday's 27-14 loss at San Francisco.

    Diaby registered in the sack column for the second straight game and for the third time in the last four weeks in Week 11, an impressive stretch for a rookie. While he's certainly putting his name on the map as of late, he doesn't see consistent enough playing time to warrant IDP consideration in most formats.

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  • Buccaneers' YaYa Diaby: In action following brief absence

    Diaby, a rookie third-round pick who's impressed throughout training camp, returned to padded on-field work this week after missing some time with an undisclosed injury, Brianna Dix of the team's official site reports.

    Diaby missed multiple practices leading up to the Buccaneers' second preseason game against the Jets last Saturday before also sitting out that contest. However, the Louisville product appears to be back to full health and continues to impress with a versatility that's seen him make multiple pass breakups, record several would-be sacks and make a nifty diving interception during 11-on-11 work throughout camp.

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  • Buccaneers' YaYa Diaby: Making waves in camp

    Diaby, a rookie third-round pick, has shown an impressive blend of speed and power thus far in training camp, Scott Smith of the team's official site reports.

    Diaby enters Friday night's preseason opener against the Steelers looking to make a case for the fourth outside linebacker job, and the Louisville product has already laid a solid foundation with his work over the first two weeks of camp. Head coach Todd Bowles has preemptively identified the linebacker position as a whole as the one likely to lead to the toughest cutdown decisions for him and his staff in a few weeks. Diaby, who racked up 14 tackles for loss, including nine sacks, as a senior in 2022, boasts the pass-rushing profile that's integral to the outside linebacker position in Bowles' scheme.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-3, 270 lbs
Birthplace: Atlanta, GA
Age: 25
School: Louisville
Experience: 2