Another young, bright piece to the Buccaneers’ secondary is former second round pick from a year ago, Carlton Davis. Seeing significant action during his rookie season due to injuries and inconsistency at the position from Vernon Hargreaves and Brent Grimes, Davis proved to be a solid contributor in an otherwise struggling secondary. With Hargreaves edging on the bust label and Grimes set to hit the market and never look back, Tampa Bay will be counting on the growth of Davis.
Although he did not record an interception in his rookie season, Davis batted away four passes and forced one fumble from his corner spot. Standing at a towering 6’1 and 205 pounds on his island, Davis has the frame to become a big, strong lockdown corner. The Bucs need him to take that step in 2019.
Davis started 12 games in 2018 as a rookie, and after one full offseason, more responsibility and expectations will be dumped onto his lap in his sophomore season. Again, with new names set to enter into the secondary room, Davis will have a lot to prove to new coaches, but has all of the potential of becoming a breakout star at his corner position. Keep an eye on the second-year man out of the University of Auburn this year for the pewter and red.