Tampa Bay Buccaneers: NFC South cornerback rankings

ATLANTA, GA - NOVEMBER 26: Brent Grimes
ATLANTA, GA - NOVEMBER 26: Brent Grimes /
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The second group of Tampa Bay Buccaneers defenders and seventh group overall will be the cornerbacks, a position where the Bucs are teetering on the edge of disaster.

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers cornerbacks could be very bad in 2018. They could also be pretty solid! Feeling a little confused? I get the sense that the Buccaneers are, too. Like an abstract painting sketched upon a napkin, the Buccaneer cornerbacks and their potential for 2018 are mostly open to interpretation, but certainly have a capped ceiling because of their foundation.

Tampa Bay’s secondary and cornerbacks in particular have struggled mightily in recent years, with 2017 being no exception; the Bucs gave up the most passing yards per game in the entire league, and were routinely roasted by quarterbacks picking apart their soft zone coverage. Thanks to a much improved offensive line and a few draft picks, there is plenty of hope for better days, but too often have the Bucs had hope for potential only for it to blow up in their faces.

Along with the Saints, Falcons and Panthers, we’ll lay out everything that the Buccaneer cornerbacks are bringing to the table this season, and then afterward try to make a call for how they stack up with their NFC South competition.