Bucs Pick Cornerback Chris Wilcox In Round 7

May 1st, 2021

Welcome, Chris Wilcox, a long, lean and experienced cornerback out of Brigham Young University, a guy who didn’t have an interception in college.

Per SI.com, Wilcox, 6-2, 195 pounds, didn’t miss a tackle last season, which is impressive on any level of football.

The former high school track star has 4.3 speed and screams special teamer for now on this loaded Bucs roster.

He was with BYU for five seasons, a medical redshirt in 2019. Wilcox has a degree in exercise and wellness, so at the very least he should be a beast in the gym and not dragging other rookies with him to Taco Bell.

22 Responses to “Bucs Pick Cornerback Chris Wilcox In Round 7”

  1. Capt.Tim Says:

    Yup, sounds like a perfect gunner!
    Fast, and a solid tackler!
    Another good pick!
    I really like this one

  2. Pickgrin Says:

    There’s our Gunner! Ryan Smith’s replacement.

    6-2 – 198 lbs

    Runs a 4.38 – 40

    “Sound and solid tackler. Takes good angles in pursuit”

    “physicality as a hitter”

  3. Bird Says:

    Bucs have their new gunner.

    Write up said great size and speed and did not miss tackle last season. but he is passive and not best instincts and lacking turnovers.
    Write up said best traits suited as gunner

    Justin watson probably gonzo with them taking receiver and this guy

  4. firethecannons Says:

    for round 7 he is a steal lets see he has speed, height, and can tackle he needs some coaching and some daily time spent on the jugs machine

  5. Pa Privateer Says:

    Gotta have fast Special Teamers. Great pick

  6. SKBucsFan Says:

    He should fit a need. Maybe develop into a starter.

  7. MarkR Says:

    A BYU CB who had zero career sacks, interceptions, fumbles forced or recovered. Even for a 7th round pick this guy lacks qualifications.

  8. Fred mcneil Says:

    4,3 speed, but available in round 7?
    Maybe we can develop him….
    He’s tall and fast…

  9. IrishMist Says:

    He could actually make the team as a gunner. Any time a 7th rounder has a legit shot to make a super bowl winning roster the GM is doing well.

  10. Fred mcneil Says:

    I give him better chance than Vernon h

  11. August 1976 Buc Says:

    We will see if he can lay out a few Kick and Punt returners, he is going to have a lot of chances. Also how good is he at being a returner. Going to find out. GO BUCS

  12. firethecannons Says:

    sounds better than vernon hargreaves already without any development!

  13. Fred mcneil Says:

    They just took Grant Stewart, lb, never heard of him but bspn is shining his knob as Mr irrelivant.

  14. Guzzie Says:

    So if this guy had like 4-6 interceptions in 3 full years of starting, not a lot, at 6’2 195 with 4.38 speed, he’d easily be a 3rd rounder, they don’t just hand out starting jobs, ever think maybe the other team tried throwing somewhere else, he’d have to be a real bad football player not to make our team with this athletic profile, Im excited to see how this plays out

  15. Guzzie Says:

    Didn’t Davis come out of Auburn with like 1 interception, it was really low

  16. m0j0 Says:

    Nice measurables and can tackle. Definitely sounds like a gunner to me!

  17. I CARE NOW Says:

    uMMMMM Taco Bell is for after the club… Just saying

  18. SufferingSince76 Says:

    I’m sure Dingleberry doesn’t like this pick, either.

  19. Ben Says:

    Good point Guzzie, I read some scouting reports on this dude, it sounds like BYU played a “bend but dont break” scheme. Also, I read he is more of a lockdown corner not a zone corner, although has lots of experience starting in a mostly zone scheme. Teams were not targeting him, something like 2 targets per game average. This could be a case of lack of opportunity vs lack of production. Gunner for now. I like the pick in the 7th. Was hoping for a corner much earlier though, deep class with lots of talent.

  20. Allbuccedup Says:

    Can’t team speed.

  21. Allbuccedup Says:

    Can t teach speed.

  22. Hope springs eternal Says:

    Me thinks Arians wanted more team speed based on at least three picks. We have three great big receivers in Mike, Gronk and Godwin. Scotty is basically a one trick pony. AB and Darden give the Bucs quickness combined with speed. And the new db prospects may add speed to the defense. If the new rookies infuse more raw speed to the offense Brady will be a happy camper. And a very fast db for man coverage on the opponents speed receiver adds a new element to the defense. Bucs mostly sucked on screen plays last year. Darden may change that big time. Bucs have made a big improvement in speed on offense and kick offs for sure. Who will they slot for returning punts and kick offs? That was a weakness last year too.