Even after selecting two cornerbacks in the second round in last year’s draft, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are bound to take another.
On day-one of the draft, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers used their fifth pick in the draft on linebacker Devin White. Continuing to overhaul their defense, it sounds like Tampa Bay is prepared to take their third cornerback in the second round in three years.
Today, Buccaneers head coach Bruce Arians made a rather peculiar comment when discussing Tampa Bay’s day two plans:
"“In our division, we’ve got a couple of big receivers we’ve got to handle. Hopefully we can fix that soon.” (via Greg Auman)"
Even after drafting M.J. Stewart, who is moving to safety, and Carlton Davis in the second round just one year ago, it would appear the Buccaneers are looking for another cornerback early on day-two. Judging by Arians’ comments, the corner selected is going to be a long, physical one who can stick with the likes of Mike Thomas, Julio Jones, Calvin Ridley, and the other big bodied receivers of the NFC South.
After only one cornerback, Deandre Baker, heard his name called in the first round of the draft, the Buccaneers should have their pick of a quality litter by the time they get on the clock with the 39th pick in the draft. Who are some of the bigger, longer, more physical corners left on the board who meet Arians description? Four come to mind.