With the seventh and final selection for the Bucs in the 2017 NFL draft, Licht selects cornerback Jack Tocho out of North Carolina State. The selection of Tocho means one thing and one thing only, depth at cornerback.
A seventh round selection is when teams take shots on players who they believe have flew under the radar and could help provide depth to their team. Most players selected have odds against their favor on whether they are able to make a roster, but Tampa takes a shot on Tocho for exactly that.
Tocho is a corner who can lineup and play zone-man in Smith’s defensive because it fits his weaknesses. Tocho’s inability against speed may workout for him if he is able to find the right scheme.
The depth selection here may be able to help also provide on special teams, where it is any seventh rounders best bet on how to make the 53-man roster. If Tocho is given the right coaching, he could eventually see himself a way onto the playing field due to his raw abilities. Tocho is a hard worker, and with that betters his chances Licht turns in his card.