The Buccaneers add more depth in the sixth round of the draft
Shakur Brown, CB, Michigan State
As mentioned with the previous pick, the later rounds are all about trying to find a diamond in the rough. Very little is assured in the sixth-round, so the Buccaneer should make the best pick based on fit.
While they have a great trio of young cornerbacks, the Bucs struggled with depth at the position after several injuries set the unit back. Tampa was able to rely on its depth in critical moments, but a draft pick could pan out to be the missing piece of the puzzle.
Todd Bowles loves a corner that is comfortable in press and man coverage, and Shakur Brown checks both of those boxes.
Brown has a limited college tape, but his five interceptions in 2021 are impossible to ignore. Some may rule this out as a fluke, but Brown has shown an affinity for finding the ball when it counts, and this skill is needed on a defense that prides itself in the number of takeaways that it produces.
Brown still has a lot to show before he makes a case as a challenger for any of the starting roles, but the Buccaneers desperately need the depth that he would bring as a very cheap sixth-round pick.