It’s Cornerback M.J. Stewart In Round 2 (Pick 2)

April 27th, 2018

UPDATED: 8:43 p.m. – He’s an all-ACC cornerback known for being physical and tough.

It appears the Bucs just drafted their new starting cornerback in M.J. Stewart out of North Carolina with their second pick of Round 2 — with one more second-rounder to go.

Stewart will have to man-up in a hurry with New Orleans on the schedule in four short months. And, yes, Joe assumes Stewart is better than Ryan Smith.

Joe likes that Stewart is a four-year starter, but man, it’s hard to stomach zero picks over the last two seasons.

Hey, the Bucs won nine games with a 21-year-old smallish and fast rookie cornerback in 2016.

No reason they can’t do that again with another rookie and a much better pass rush.

38 Responses to “It’s Cornerback M.J. Stewart In Round 2 (Pick 2)”

  1. Kyle Hoge Says:

    So.we passed on the lsu corner who runs a 4.3???? For a db who played at north Carolina??? Joe i agree w you this staff cannot identify and develope dbs

  2. firethecannons Says:

    Sounds like he meets the first qualification of just being alive

  3. Walter Says:


  4. feelthepewterpower Says: – Desean Jackson (thee real djax?) commented on his highlights vid lol

  5. BucThis Says:

    Time to go light a candle for his soul…

  6. Lou. Says:

    Well, Joe, you don’t have to worry about the Bucs coaches ruining this kid.

    Low ceiling. Elevator going down.

  7. Ludicrous Speed Says:

    Terrible pick. Coulda had Donte Jackson. Too slow to play corner. Not even in Manock’s top 100 players. So we still don’t have a legitimate new CB.

  8. Colin Says: says he is probably going to play at safety.

  9. JA Says:

    We get 63 and 117 for moving out of 56.

  10. BucThis Says:

    Ryan smith 2.0

  11. Bird Says:

    Don’t get this one

  12. BucThis Says:


  13. Arealbucsfan Says:

    Wtf. Terrible terrible pick. Short and slow. Why not Oliver or Jackson? What a waste

  14. BucEmUp Says:

    Lol oh this is gonna be fun….a totally rebuilt line, a new d line coach, new players, still 32nd ranked pass defense.

  15. Lord Corn Says:

    First wtf pick

    Hoping the Licht is right.

    Wanted Oliver

  16. denjoe Says:

    Licht must have been up drinking all night.

  17. Tony from Los Angeles Says:

    Horrible pick and I’m not a negative fan.

    They blew the round by reaching for Ronald Jones when there were still stud Dbs, offensive lineman, DE’s available.

    They could have had a MUCH better DB/DE/OL and then still had solid RBs (Guice) available at the end of the round.

    They always do this and it’s why they are what they are. MJ Stewart has trouble with covering speed and with the law. Wonderful.

    Licht lost his balance and it shows. It’s why he traded 56 – he knew it and needed to re-calibrate and get a 4th rounder to try and bail himself out. Hargreaves is better than MJ and it’s not close.

    Good luck at pick 63.


  18. TDTB Says:

    WTF? If you wanted another small corner Jackson and Oliver were there’s. Why didn’t they take Lorenzo Carter?

  19. Destinjohnny Says:

    At least we didn’t trade up for a guy would was a 4th round pick

  20. K_Bassuka Says:

    Oh lord, at least we knew who the kicker was when we threw that pick away.

  21. Casual Observer Says:

    Oliver looked better. Weird.

  22. Jeagan1999 Says:


  23. Ludicrous Speed Says:

    What a waste of an important 2nd round pick. This pick is getting C grades, while Donte Jackson picked after this bozo gets A+ grades.

  24. webster Says:

    You guys are ridiculous. So because you never heard of him means he cant play? I know many of you were mad at the marpet pick as well when there were “known” guards on the board. Here is an idea, let the man put on pads before you bash the pick.

  25. Kstoges Says:

    guys guys can we let the kid play first before we crucify him jeez listen I wanted oiliver to but there is a reason we passed on Donte and him all Donte has is speed I did want oiliver but let’s let the kid play first before bugging face

  26. Bucsfan951 Says:

    This is where licht tries to get cute and find a hidden gem. Not sure about this pick 😳

  27. Bobby C. Says:

    You had Oliver and Jackson both there, what the crap is wrong with you. Why do we trust this guy. Two good picks and then through a pick away. Shaking my head

  28. Etzel Says:

    What about Oliver?????

  29. webster Says:

    Oh and mj stewart is your safety

  30. JimmyJack Says:

    This thread reminds me off the Justin Evans thread from last year. Hit it hard M.j.!!!

  31. ruggyup Says:

    We could spell his name Talib if he had similar talent. Licht is as much a mystery as his picks. Was the DC part of this decision process?

  32. Gerardi Says:

    It seems like Licht is trying to recreate the Pat’s locker room, with a bunch of character guys committed to the cause. That being said, Oliver seems like a. Harachter guy FAR more capable of manning the outside than Stewart.

  33. hamilton Says:

    nobody like the Justin evans pick lasts year.look at him now.

  34. Joe Says:

    nobody like the Justin evans pick lasts year.look at him now.

    True, but Alvin Kamara in the backfield instead of Justin Evans in the secondary and the Bucs would have been in a wild card chase.

  35. JabooBuc Says:

    Joe, seriously? You think Alvin Kamara would have put us in the wild card chase? Not likely…

  36. Sydney Says:

    I love all the ‘experts” here judging draft picks as if they know better than pro scouts and can foresee years into the future how a player will develop.

    Most of you “experts” never played a down of organized football in your lives. You have no idea of what you’re talking about.

    Crack another beer and you blowhard fools. Than maybe sober up tomorrow and check yourselves.

  37. webster Says:

    @ joe

    You are not in a wild card chase with the 32nd ranked defense. Without evans at safety, the bucs would have been the 34th ranked defense and that is bad considering there are only 32 teams. Put the beer down

  38. Tnew Says:

    Isiah Oliver should’ve been the pick here. At least we get to see him twice A season vs Atlanta.