CB Sean Murphy-Bunting
While Sean Murphy-Bunting is not a relatively unheard of player, he is a player who the Buccaneers used a high draft pick in who struggled in week one, giving up a touchdown reception. Can Murphy-Bunting bounce back in week two against the Dolphins and prove why the Buccaneers made such a heavy investment into him?
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Day-by-day it is beginning to appear that Carlton Davis and Vernon Hargreaves III are locking down the starting roles outside the numbers at cornerback. New defensive coordinator Todd Bowles has gotten the the most out of these two guys who appeared to be on the outs in Tampa after the selections of both Murphy-Bunting and Jamel Dean on day-two of the draft in April.
However, Murphy-Bunting will still see significant playing time this season as Bowles loves fielding multiple defensive back looks. Murphy-Bunting has a chance to lock down that third cornerback off of the bench and see a ton of action as the Buccaneers’ nickel back or on the outside if Bowles prefers to slide Hargreaves inside.
Seeing some significant time on the field in the Buccaneers’ first preseason game, it would not be surprising to see Murphy-Bunting play a good amount tomorrow night as well. Can he take advantage of his time on the field against the Dolphins?