Round 2, Pick 39: Nasir Adderley, S, Delaware
Step two in the best case scenario for the Buccaneers requires safety Nasir Adderley slipping into the second round. While he is considered a fringe first rounder at this point in the process, other safeties such as Florida’s Chauncey Gardner-Johnson, and Virginia’s Juan Thornhill are gathering steam and shooting up draft boards.
In desperate need of some help in the third level of their defense, the Buccaneers would love to have Adderley available with the 39th pick in the draft and to pair him with Justin Evans and allow him to fly around the field. In college, Adderley played both safety and cornerback, giving the Bucs the flexibility to play him over the top, close to the line of scrimmage, or in the slot.
Adderley is a small-school FCS prospect, but could very well be the best safety in the class. After his successful 2018 season, Adderley went to Mobile, Alabama and dominated his competition at the Senior Bowl, continuing to put his name on the map. While we do not have accurate testing numbers for Adderley as he did not test at the combine, and he pulled a hamstring during his pro day, he remains quite a talented and athletic prospect that the Buccaneers could add to their bleeding secondary.