The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have heard the cries from fans all over that the secondary needed help.
With the seventeenth pick in the fourth round of the 2018 NFL Draft, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers selected safety, Jordan Whitehead from Pittsburgh!
According to his NFL.com draft profile, Whitehead entered college football as one of the best recruits in the state of Pennsylvania.
Originally headed to Pitt as a cornerback, he was converted to safety and this is where we expect the Bucs to look at him first.
However, it’s important to remember the pick was announced as defensive back, not safety.
So the team apparently is open to trying out his skill set and seeing how he fits best.
Whitehead is known for his toughness and aggressive play mostly, but possesses an acceptable amount of coverage skills. This undoubtedly stems from his time as a cornerback.
As expected, he’ll be a guy who needs some time to grow into a full-time NFL role and should expect to see special teams opportunities early.
With Josh Robinson on the roster, he’s got a great mentor at gunner and has all the requisite skills to become just as popular with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers fan base.
For those concerned about drafting a safety in the fourth round, Buccaneers Senior Writer and Editor dropped this reassuring tweet:
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