There may not have been a player who looked more displaced on the Buccaneers’ roster after the draft than Carlton Davis. The Buccaneers used both their second and third round picks on cornerbacks, selecting Sean Murphy-Bunting from Central Michigan and Jamel Dean from Auburn.
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Davis himself was selected in the second round just a year ago and could not have felt great after playing a bit below average during his rookie year and seeing two more corners added early on. However, he has come into camp and started on the outside at corner for the Buccaneers and does not appear to be turning back.
Knocking down multiple passes, including an acrobatic play shadowing speedy rookie Scotty Miller down the field, Davis also picked off backup quarterback Blaine Gabbert. Davis doesn’t quite have the agility to slide into the nickel, so earning the job on the outside is his best bet.
Davis is well on his way to earning it as Jamel Dean and Murphy-Bunting are breathing down his neck. With a chip on his shoulder, Davis looks to carry his momentum all the way to the top of the cornerback depth chart.