2.7 Deionte Thompson S Alabama
Here at the beginning second round, the Bucs snag a first round hopeful Deionte Thompson. In a weak safety class, steam is gathering around FCS safety Nasir Adderley to be the first safety taken, so there is potential that the safety from Alabama falls out of the first.
It is not a well hidden secret that the Tampa Bay secondary was atrocious in 2018. Former first rounder Vernon Hargreaves will be lucky to make it through camp next season, while free agent Brent Grimes will almost certainly not be brought back, especially after making outspoken comments regarding his pay as it relates to his performance.
With that being said, the team did find some young gems in last year’s draft with Justin Evans and Carlton Davis. However, opposite Evans was Jordan Whiteside, who could use a reprieve. Thompson would give the team a hard hitting safety that plays in the box well, but tends to over-pursue or jump routes too soon in the passing game. However, with Defensive Coordinator Todd Bowles, this seems like the ideal style of player that he would fall in love with.