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USF Bulls in the Pros: Playoff Preview

The NFL playoffs are upon us

NFL: Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Carolina Panthers Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports

Another regular season has come and gone. But now the real show begins. The NFL playoffs are scheduled to begin today. Which former Bulls will be playing in them?

Jason Pierre-Paul- Tampa Bay Buccaneers OLB

In order for the Bucs to win their first playoff game since 2002, they will need JPP to put on a show. And based on how he played during the regular season, you can almost bet he will have an impact.

JPP has been one of the best players in the NFL this year. His overall performance has earned him his third Pro Bowl selection. Washington quarterback Alex Smith will need to look out because JPP will be pressuring him all game.

JPP and the Bucs will face the Washington Football team on Saturday.

Marquez Valdes-Scantling- Green Bay Packers WR

MVS has been a solid member of the Packers this year. He has usually been chosen to be a starter and he has had some great catches this year. He could be a big help to Aaron Rodgers this postseason.

The Packers have a first round bye. They will play next week against the lowest reaming seeded team.

Austin Reiter- Kansas City Chiefs, C

As the Chiefs starting center, Reiter has done a good job protecting Patrick Mahomes this year. With the Chief’s stacked roster, many are predicting that this team will be heading to the Super Bowl, meaning Reiter has a good chance of earning a ring this year.

The Chiefs have a first round bye. They will have to wait and see who their first playoff opponent is.

D’Ernest Johnson- Cleveland Browns, RB

To fans of the Browns, Johnson will be remembered for being on a historical team. The Browns have earned their first playoff appearance since 2002 and they have the talent to go far in the postseason.

Johnson will most likely see little action during the playoffs. He is not at the top of the depth chart and the two guys ahead of him are two of the best running backs in the league. But you should expect to see Johnson have a couple carries this postseason.

The Browns will face the Pittsburg Steelers this Sunday.