Parr’s second team need that he projected for the Buccaneers was at cornerback, however, new head coach Bruce Arians would beg to differ. Heading deeper into the pre-draft process, Arians has stated the utmost confidence in Vernon Hargreaves, entering his fourth season, and last year’s second round pick Carlton Davis too flourish under Bowles in 2019.
It is hard to tell if Arians is bluffing or not, but there have also been rumors that the Buccaneers would like to bring in veteran cornerback Morris Claiborne. Their lack of urgency at the position during free agency would seem to indicate that he is not bluffing.
This is good news for Tampa Bay as well, considering that this cornerback class is turning out to be much worse than initially thought. The presumed top-two cornerback prospects in Greedy Williams and Deandre Baker seem to be falling on many draft boards as of late, while the best in the class could potentially be grabbed on day-two.
If the Buccaneers do intend to add a cornerback to their roster via the draft, based on Arians’ comments, it would be a surprise to see it happen before the third round. Names in that range to look out for include Julian Love, Isaiah Johnson, Mike Jackson, and Jamel Dean.
Did Parr get need right?: NO