Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Biggest takeaways after the draft

Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 2018 NFL Draft, (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)
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Todd Bowles is not a fan of Carlton Davis

The Buccaneers drafted not one, but two cornerbacks in the 2019 NFL Draft. They drafted not one of them, but both of them on day-two of the draft, meaning Vernon Hargreaves or Carlton Davis has not earned good favor with the new coaching staff.

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The problem is, however, Arians has been outspokenly positive about Hargreaves and just picked up his fifth-year option. This more than likely means Davis is the weak link in the cornerback room the Buccaneers have sought to replace with Sean Murphy-Bunting and Jamel Dean.

It appears the Buccaneers will roll with Murphy-Bunting and Dean outside the numbers, and let Hargreaves run the middle of the field in the nickel role. Arians stated his desire to get more physical on the outside, and Davis does not fit the mold with his 4.53 40 yard dash and only 34 inch vertical jump; not to mention his very poor 3-cone drill, displaying a severe lack of agility.

Comparatively, Murphy-Bunting (4.42/41.5/6.89) and Dean (4.3/41/7.02) topped Davis athletically in all three categories categories. After being selected in the second round just one year ago, it appears Davis has been displaced already in Tampa Bay; the downside of a regime change one year into your career.