What Draft Coverage Should Be?

February 20th, 2016


Joe appreciates the many thousands of readers who come here daily to learn what Bucs-junkie, beer-drinking, grill-stuffing Joe shares about the Bucs.

However, Joe soon will be out of business if more of the following continues.

What Joe’s talking about is beautiful women breaking down football — on video — well produced video. This slowly growing trend troubles Joe the businessman, but warms the heart of Joe the football fan.

Below, you’ll find one of the latest draft profiles by Amanda Borges, working for Gridiron Now. She takes a look at an intriguing athletic cornerback very familiar to Gators fans, Mr. Vernon Hargreaves. While the NFL Scouting Combine next week is basically underwear Olympics and medical examinations, it will be interesting to see how big/small and fast the 20-year-old Hargreaves really is.

As many NFL personnel folks will tell you, just because a guy is listed in college at 5-11, like Hargreaves was, doesn’t mean the tape measure won’t say 5-9. Quality measurable likely will keep Hargreaves as a consensus top-15 pick. The Bucs pick No. 9 overall.

Enjoy the video.

35 Responses to “What Draft Coverage Should Be?”

  1. Bucsblud Says:

    If he’s 5’9″, I’ll have a hard thinking he can be a dominant corner. The game has change and corners are a lot of times, taller than receivers now.

  2. Strider ....Sec 147 Says:

    I’ll pass on him

  3. Trubucfan22 Says:

    Don’t worry joe. They don’t allow nude women sports anchors on Basic cable. Your business should be fine.

  4. Fsuking Says:

    He’s the best coverage corner in the draft no question. I’ve seen him play since high school and unless you have seen him in person, you don’t know what a truley special player he is. Im debating whether or not we need him at corner or Ramsey at saftey, in a perfect world where they are somehow both available. If we trade down, which I am not a fan of, Kendall Fuller will be there near the end of the first round and if he returns to form after his knee surgery them he’s better than anything we currently have ( unless Sterling Moore is really as good as he played last year).

  5. Nole on Sat.-Bucc on Sun. Says:

    The pecking order is Jay Hayes then Bret Maxie my money says we taking a D linemen at 9. His name Nkemdiche.

  6. StPeteBucsFan Says:


    Don’t worry bro. You did a great job with your video at the Pro Bowl.

    Here’s your chance man!!! You continue to write and produce the material and then you hire Rachel Watson to deliver it. It’s a win win man!!!

  7. mac Says:

    Roll the dice… Take Spence… We need a pass rush…

  8. Fsuking Says:

    If we go best player available then it would have to be Hargreaves. He might be the best player in the draft!

  9. Trubucfan22 Says:

    Now that is a heck of an idea. Joe hire Rachel Watson!

    Although, i could see a sexual harassment suit in the near future if that happened….

  10. Kalind Says:

    Ramsey if we’re lucky. If not, take best available and take Spence in th second after you’ve signed 3 fingers, and Chris Long.

  11. martinii Says:

    Problem is Joe we can’t make comments or argue with these video chicks. But then again a picture is worth a thousand words. Maybe add more cheerleader video’s.

  12. DraftJameis Says:

    Hargreaves will get roasted as an NFL corner. He might be able to carve out a role as a nickel/situational player (kind of like Tyrann Mathieu) but he will never be able to shut down Julio/Dez/Benjamin/etc. consistently.

  13. Nole on Sat.-Bucc on Sun. Says:

    With all due respect draftJamies not many folks do shut those guys down.

  14. darin Says:

    Once again no corners are great if they must cover for 5 seconds. Gota go DE early and often

  15. Seminole Bill Says:

    Maybe to compete, Joe, you need to air a video of yourself, talking football, alongside one of the oh-so-lovely ladies at Mons Venus. Your click count would go through the roof. You gotta’ market yourself, Joe.

    A 5’9″ defensive back against a 6’5″ receiver? He better be Ronde Barber-quality.

  16. Buccfan37 Says:

    If you are talking about too many female voices infiltrating traditional male rightful voices then I’m 100% in agreement. From news to sports reporting, shut the hell up B*tches.

  17. godzilla13 Says:

    I keep hearing that Florida’s Vernon Hargreaves III measurables are more like 5-9 and the same is being said about Clemson’s Mackensie Alexander, that he too is closer too 5-9. Hargreaves and Alexander are widely considered the 2nd and 3rd best cover corners in this years draft. If the scouts feel their heighth is going to effect their ability to cover taller receivers, then it will make our job easier when picking at nine. I don’t disagree with going for a DE in the first, I just think fixing our secondary should be a higher priority. If we end up drafting either DE Noah Spence, DE Deforest Buckner or NT Andrew Billings at nine then we better draft a CB in round 2. I already heard the Buccaneers are not planing on re-signing Sterling Moore, which puts more pressure to add a FA at CB as well.

    R2) CB Artie Burns Miami (FL) (6-0 197) Raw, talented CB with speed.

  18. ndog Says:

    How can anyone look at this disaster ana day fixing the secondary is more important than fixing the dline? Vernon former probowler, Banks second round pick that lead us in sacks vs jack smith undrafted, Goldston late draft pick, Spence late draft pick and a over rated McCoy. This team needs like five dlineman vs one maybe two corners.

  19. R.O Says:

    Yeah she reads a teleprompter great… Tired of woman hosts, sideline reporters, and I can never listen to a female doing play by play.. If crapSPN has a game on that I want to watch with a woman PbP I turn the sound off!!

  20. WalkdaPlank Says:

    Resign Sterling Moore.

  21. BoJim Says:

    Man, that kid can jump. unfortunatley, most 6’5″ receivers nowadays can jump too. I like Moore, Verner, Banks. Let’s go elsewhere in the draft first.

  22. Nole on Sat.-Bucc on Sun. Says:

    Im wit you plank please re-sign Moore. Everyone seems to be intoxicated with the notion of taking a DE early and often My question to you all is did Beasly,Gregory or any other rookie DE from last years draft even have a sack this past season??? That position takes time to develop in most cases. My belief much like our division foes the cats,we garner a dominant DT to go along side GMC we then in business. Nkemdiche at 9 man. Not saying don’t draft one at all but give GMC a compadre inside first.

  23. waterboy Says:

    I’m not worried about his measurables, I saw him in the games against FL State, Alabama and Michigan and that was enough for me. I don’t think he’s a top 10 talent. I’d be disappointed if they took him at #9, I’d rather see them trade down if that option is available.

  24. waterboy Says:

    @Nole on Sat.-Bucc on Sun

    DE’s/OLB’s (in 3-4 defenses) usually take a year or 2 to develop. Beasley was ranked 25th in the league for QB pressures this past season which isn’t too bad for a rookie. The next step is to start turning some of those pressures into sacks.

  25. Nole on Sat.-Bucc on Sun. Says:

    I feel what you saying Waterboy..

  26. Howard Cosell Says:

    Howard questioned those billboards back when the torch and pichfork mob was coming for Schiano. Couldn’t agree more with Joe about the source. Beyond classless.

  27. Nole on Sat.-Bucc on Sun. Says:

    I agree wit you waterboy no to Hargreave and the cb position at 9 in less one of these guys are about to have same inpact KC’s Marcus Peters had his rookie season. We can say what we want about the scheme of a guy I put alot of energy defending on this site in lovie but I would be stupid if I didn’t say what I was sometimes seeing didn’t make me say wtf at times. We clearly noticed a lack of pass rush. Our whole Dline break down physically because of a lack dept and talent. We need to start there. Some want a DE, Ihappen to feel Nkemdiche is gem we simply can not over look. Sapp fell to the Buccs because of failed drug,were it not for that he wouldn’t have been a Bucc. Nkemdiche will be available after falling off that balcony this is talent we simply can not pass on man. Dude is going to be special bro.

  28. Howard Cosell Says:

    Sorry, comment should be in Schiano story

  29. feelthepewterpower Says:

    a cb at number nine? nah, thank-you though!

  30. lurker Says:

    is martin worth demarco murray money, 5 years at $42 million?

    2 good seasons outta 4… 2 injury-shortened seasons outta 4

  31. bucs4life86 Says:

    U can forget about resigning get S.Moore cause word is its not gonna happen. We need another corner. As much hope I have for Verner turning it around I’m not banking on it. He’s not the quickest corner either. And he has what? 3 pics in two years? I’m good with banks but in this league u need 3 good corners and Hargreaves is the BEST cover corner in this draft. U can take a gamble with Spence or u can take a sure bet in VH3. Either way I wouldn’t be mad but if we do take VH3 don’t freak out cause there plenty of DE talent in the mid rounds. Plz Sign O.Vernon also.

  32. Supersam Says:

    Id love to have this kid, he reminds me a lot of Joe Haden they are very similar in size, and don’t forget Mike Smith drafted another undersized corner in Atlanta who just made the pro bowl.

  33. J Says:

    Hargreaves held his own against Amari Cooper who may in time prove to be a HOF WR

  34. Ocala Says:

    Reports are out that the Bucs are lukewarm on Hargreaves.
    Maybe that’s a smoke screen but I doubt it.
    It would seem highly unlikely Ramsey falls to 9.

    Looks like Noah Spence is perhaps the odds on favorite as our selection in the first round.

  35. Jason McLaurin Says:

    We need to roll the dice during the draft and trade up for Jalen Ramsey. Hes our only option for what we need in the secondary which is a defensive back that can attack the game at all different positions. It would be nice as well if we could target another pick in thefirst and draft Hargreaves too. Hargreaves should definitely be our pick if we stay at 9 and hes available. Overall we need to look at DB, OL, LB in the draft.