A hard-hitting safety, Miami’s Jaquan Johnson would bring an attitude to the Bucs secondary. He isn’t the playmaker that other safeties in this class are, but not many can make his impact in the running game.
Johnson made 92 total tackles last season, forcing five fumbles over his last two seasons as a Hurricane. With the league moving towards more dime packages, Johnson would fit well in the box attacking running backs as soon as they touched the ball.
Coverage will be something Johnson has to work on, but for someone to have an elite skill coming out of school should be enough to classify him as a mid-round prospect.
Tampa Bay needs to find a reliable safety to play next to Justin Evans. After Chris Conte went down with an injury, the Buccaneers were forced to start free agent Andrew Adams and former undrafted free agent Isaiah Johnson at times.
Although Adams showed flashes, he isn’t someone the new coaching staff will be comfortable starting next season.