Do You Like Your Cornerbacks?March 21st, 2014
Yeah, it’s early, but are they deep enough or good enough? Here’s a look:
Alterraun Verner: Replacing Revis is how he’ll be judged, like it or not.
Johnthan Banks: Go-Go Gadget looks promising but has a lot to prove.
Mike Jenkins: Former Pro Bowler took a small step toward recapturing that form last year in Oakland.
D.J. Moore: A four-year Lovie man in Chicago. Plays nickel. Cut midseason from Carolina last year.
Leonard Johnson: Doesn’t have the speed or quickness necessary to be consistent.
Danny Gorrer: Strong special teams player best known for costly drop against Philly in 2012.
Rashaan Melvin: Overhyped undrafted Schiano-Dominik man. Athletic big body was hurt all last season.
Deveron Carr: Better than fellow rookie Melvin last year. Stayed healthy. Contributed on special teams.
Anthony Gaitor: Final year of 2011 rookie contract. Has never impressed.
Bobby Felder: Leslie Frazier practice squad guy cut by Vikings and signed by Bucs in October.
How these guys will fit in to Lovie’s cover-2-heavy-system is unclear, though Verner is said to be tailor-made, and Moore comes Lovie approved.
Joe has to conclude the Bucs need another quality body. Perhaps Lovie and Jason Licht are eyeballing a cornerback in the draft? Joe surely could see the Bucs going offense in the first two rounds and jumping on a corner or a project pass rusher in the third round.