More Competition For Final Corner SpotsApril 29th, 2013
Like all breathing Bucs fans, Joe witnessed how painful the Bucs’ pass defense was last season. So despite the addition of rehabbing superstar Darrelle Revis, stud rookie Johnthan Banks, and the retention of unreliable Eric Wright, Joe still has a keen watch on the position.
Depth behind those top three includes Danny Gorrer, Leonard Johnson, Myron Lewis, James Rogers and Anthony Gaitor, so Joe sees a real opportunity for an undrafted free agent cornerback to win a roster spot.
Now Joe doesn’t get too dreamy about these undrafted guys, but Joe will methodically introduce readers to interesting prospects.
Georgia cornerback Branden Smith, signed by the Bucs over the weekend, has an interesting background, and that’s not because his weed arrest had a happy ending.
He ran a 4.38 40 yard dash time at his Pro Day, and the guy has returned kicks and punts, run the ball, and gotten low level SEC honors for his cornerback play. Keep in mind that after Banks was selected, rockstar general manager Mark Dominik and Greg Schiano were oozing respect and love for SEC cornerbacks.
Arizona State corner Deveron Carr, another new Bucs cornerback hopeful, seems a little less impressive.