Another Speedy Corner; Jamel Dean In Round 3

April 26th, 2019

New Bucs CB.

UPDATED 11:17 p.m. – Last year, Jason Licht went after slow corners.

This year he’s going for speed.

The Bucs AC/DC-loving general manager is stockpiling more corners, this time landing Jamel Dean who ran a 4.3 40-yard dash. He’s the first of Licht’s two third-round picks tonight after trading down with the Los Angeles Rams within Round 3.

A friend and former teammate of second-year Bucs cornerback Carlton Davis at Auburn, enjoy Dean’s ballhawking skills in the video below.

Dean has multiple major knee surgeries in has past, but has been healthy the past two seasons. He became a household name for draft nerds after clocking that 40-yard dash time at the NFL Scouting Combine last month.

Dean told 24/7 sports that he consulted with Davis when deciding to come out after his junior season at Auburn. The former teammates are the exact same size (per their combine measurements) but Dean is faster and more explosive. It’s obvious Licht saw plenty of Dean when scouting Davis in 2017, so it was a no-brainer that he was on the Bucs’ radar.

The X-factor on Dean is the injury concerns, if there are any, though it’s likely what made him fall tonight?

27 Responses to “Another Speedy Corner; Jamel Dean In Round 3”

  1. Alaskan Abdominal Snowman Says:

    Now THIS is a corner I liked!

  2. Just Sayin’ Says:

    Seems if a draft is reportedly deep at a certain position, we won’t select any of them.

  3. Buccaneerscotty Says:

    I can’t even breath breathe right now!!! Wtf is going on here? Does light work for the saints? Or Panthers? Not even joking!

  4. Buccaneerscotty Says:

    Please sell the Team please spare us all!

  5. LJS4th Says:

    We are going to a new defense 10 DBs and White!!!

  6. LJS4th Says:


  7. David Says:

    Sideline to sideline linebacker
    Two big fast corners and
    A safety that brings a hit and can cover deep.

    Yet you morons are bitching

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  9. Not there yet Says:

    Well if they don’t win we know who will fall on the sword. This dude has no clue how to build a team whatsoever bunting is a suspect tackler so why no go with greedy? Then you pick another corner? Lol I guess we can expect one of these corners to move to safety lol wow wtf happened in this draft.

  10. AlteredEgo Says: Your comment is awaiting moderation. Says:

    Route Recognition – Slow-reacting corner without great natural feel for the position. Does sort through pick play combinations very well and will not bite on routes or play undisciplined in zone. Won’t be caught out of position, but isn’t going to take many chances either.

    Tackling – Catches rather than hits. Despite his size, not a physical tackler and has a passive demeanor coming into contact. Will grab and drag his opponent to the ground, often taking the worst of contact from aggressive ball carriers, but doesn’t miss very often either. Big tackle radius helps him go outside his frame for stops.

    Run Support – Adequate run supporter who doesn’t stay blocked by receivers when he doesn’t want to be. Has the size and length to be a stout run defender on the perimeter, but doesn’t play to it often enough and backs off at the first sign of contact too frequently. Passive in his run fills and will rarely get involved in run defense around the box. Lacks urgency to be the initiator in the screen game.

    Competitive Toughness – He’s not a hustler or an extra effort guy, and I don’t like how passive he is as a tackler, but generally speaking his toughness seems ok on tape. Doesn’t hesitate to be physical with receivers even if he isn’t intense in his play demeanor.

    Athleticism/Size – Huge cornerback with unbelievable length and strength for the position. Would be among the biggest corners in the league if he stays there. Long speed is reportedly terrific, but lacks ideal short-area quickness/stop-start ability.

    BEST TRAIT – Length/Strength

    WORST TRAIT – Slow Feet

    RED FLAGS – Has 3 significant knee injuries in his past. Torn ACL and meniscus in 2013 as a high school junior. Tore the same meniscus as a high school senior in the season finale the next year. Was medically disqualified to play football at Ohio State before transferring and being cleared by Auburn. Injured his other knee in 2016 which required season-ending surgery. Didn’t see the field collegiately until 2017.

    A big, long cornerback with the size and strength to physically match up with any receiver, Jamel Dean battled his way back from injuries to resurrect what appeared to be long-gone NFL aspirations. Expected to run in the 4.3s even after three major knee injuries, Dean has rare size and speed for the position, which could be enough to get him drafted in the top 100 picks if his medicals check out at the Combine.

    Unfortunately, Dean is a sluggish initial mover who doesn’t show the foot quickness or overall fluidity to match up with more sudden receivers off the line of scrimmage. His lack of instincts and closing burst in zone further complicate things, forcing him into a press man scheme that he may not be ideally suited for against opponents he can’t get his hands on. And even when he can, Dean generates far more flags than you care to see.

    If he were more intense and aggressive in his demeanor, I’d feel better about his odds of becoming a starter in the NFL, but for now Dean looks like a depth cornerback and special teams ace on a team that values size and length in their corners.

  11. Blackmagic00 Says:

    Guys, seriously!!!! Calm the f down. Next year is a new box of db’s. We’ll get this right.

  12. Tye Says:

    So Ryan, Brees and Newton will have all day to pick this defense part with no threat of any pressure… Great strategy!…. If you want to stay cellar dwellers.,..

  13. Pryda...Sec 147 Says:

    Lmfao I cannot believe this draft !!!!!! Wow what’s next a kicker lmao 🤣

  14. Mike Carboni Says:

    McCoy will stay in Tampa. Obviously Bowles sees a huge problem with our secondary. With Brees, Ryan and Newton you cant have enough DB.

  15. Bucwow Says:

    Wtf! They pick a guy with 2 bad knees, has a record of being hurt, and medically discharged from OSU at one point. Is this JL trying to be cute again by trying to find a diamond in the rough.

  16. Jarhead Says:

    Mike Carboni that makes too much sense for these over reacting supposedly Bucs Fans

  17. passthebuc Says:

    Grades for day 2
    a D+
    a D

  18. passthebuc Says:

    You could have fired Licht and thrown darts at the board and done better on day 2.

  19. WhatTheBuc Says:

    This team had the worst pass defense in NFL history and some of you are surprised we drafted corners. Notice that these are press man specialists. That’s what Bowles wants and that’s what Licht is getting. The fact that some of you think that the evaluations and grades of a glorified paid blogger are gospel is comical. Just because they didn’t draft whatever guy Mel Kiper said we should doesn’t mean that its wrong. It’s likely that at least one of these picks won’t work out. That’s true of every teams picks. Bill Polian said it best today. Only 36% of 3rd round picks are successful. That’s from a HOF GM not a draftnik.

  20. teacherman777 Says:

    Licht has spent 9 picks on DB’s in the first 4 rounds. And we still suck!! Imagine if we had drafted a plug and play guard!!!!


    1. VHIII 1st round
    2. Carlton Davis 2nd round
    3. Bunting 2nd round
    4. Dean 3rd round
    5. Ryan Smith 4th round
    6. Javien Eliot UDFA
    7. Devonte Harris FA


    1. Justin Evans 2nd round
    2. Jordan Whitehead 4th round
    3. MJ Stewart 2nd round
    4. Mike Edwards 2nd round

  21. Tc Says:

    Licht wants to find a cb that can play on one leg. Maybe if we can find one good attribute from all 9 dbs we could put together one good db.

  22. Jeagan1999 Says:

    Maybe if we spend half our draft picks every year on DB’s, we’ll eventually hit on a starter or two. That’s the only strategy I can see at work here.

  23. SOEbuc Says:


    “Mike Carboni that makes too much sense for these over reacting supposedly Bucs Fans.”

    Only a few posters on this page are true Bucs fans. Bandwagonders don’t have any faith in these players drafted an hour ago.

    Bowels is a secondary coach and he’s going to select who goes where on his press defense in a passing league and in a division filled with big, top quality receivers.

  24. Defense Rules Says:

    @WhatTheBuc … “This team had the worst pass defense in NFL history and some of you are surprised we drafted corners”. Actually yes I am surprised. Very very few CBs are plug-and-play when they’re drafted. Oh teams like the Bucs might throw them out there as rooks, but they’ll typically only be as good as the defense as a whole, and oftentimes they’ll be the weak link.

    It’s sad that the Bucs have spent so many Top-3 Round picks on DBs, and so few on the trenches. In a draft STOCKED with DLinemen, we pick NONE in the Top-3 Rounds. Makes perfect sense … in Bucsville only.

  25. BucEmUp Says:

    Is it illegal to post a players heught and weight when you write an article about him?

  26. louden Says:

    Typicall Suckaneers Draft by a GM who sucks at his Job.

    Fire Jason Licht now! – just as it was the case with Lovie Smith..

    the sooner the better

    Fire Jason Licht !!! – but Glazers are too stupid or they don´t care anyway..

  27. Red86 Says:

    I’m happy with the picks so far. These picks of press cover corners are a sign of an aggressive blitz and zone blitz scheme. These picks are necessary to make the aggressive scheme of the 34 to work and work often.

    Licht and Vita Vea mention 34 in their recent interviews. Licht on Devin White position,”Devin is an outside backer in a 43 base, but an inside backer in a 34 base. Devin is our inside backer.”

    Vita Vea said,”I’ve played in a 34 before…”

    Normally, the pressure comes from the linebackers and safety in a 34 and the d line hold the gaps for blitzing lanes or beat their block(s). It’s makes total sense to me. This mean less reliance on McCoy lack of qb pressure and run stuffing. 43 base is disappearing like Marty McFly here in Tampa. Slowly but surely for those that don’t get the reference.