The Buccaneers snagged an extra fourth round pick to move down to eleventh overall and took cornerback Vernon Hargreaves. Fans took to Twitter to react to the pick.
You all know I was on the “don’t draft Hargreaves” boat for the Buccaneers, but now that ship has sailed. I felt that pass rush was far more important than taking a corner with their first round pick. An undersized, short-armed corner in the NFC South doesn’t exactly scream “great move” to me. That being said, I am apparently in the minority.
Jason Licht told reporters after the pick that Hargreaves’ size doesn’t scare him. “Ask Brent Grimes and Ronde Barber about that,” he said. Now, if the Bucs use that fourth rounder they acquired from the Bears to move back in to the first for Noah Spence or Robert Nkemdiche, I may change my tune. As it stands now, however, the Bucs have way too many corners to go with no pass rush or safeties.
I reached out on Twitter to see how fans felt about the pick;
As I said, I appear to be in the minority here, but I will stand by my take unless pass rush is addressed immediately. Otherwise I do feel this was a wasted pick. We have two more rounds tomorrow and four more on Saturday, so there is still a lot of drama left to be had.
One thing I will say I really like about Hargreaves was his desire to be here all along. From wearing cleats that read “Tampa” at the combine to getting the call from Jason Licht tonight, who asked him if he was ready to be a Buc. Hargreaves response was, “Are you kidding?”
So, for those of you who didn’t share your thoughts with us on Twitter, how do you feel about Vernon Hargreaves to the Buccaneers? Let us know in the comments!