Andrew Booth Is A Versatile Man

April 19th, 2022

Rookie impact from Clemson CB Andrew Booth.

Joe is high on the Bucs drafting Clemson corner Andrew Booth.

Joe believes with the very real chance this is the final year of Tom Brady, nothing should be left to chance about fighting for going all the way. That means drafting folks that will make an immediate impact.

Given how the Bucs had little to no depth last year at corner, you cannot tell Joe they couldn’t use a cornerback in the first round.

And remember, Jamel Dean and Sean Murphy-Bunting are in the final years of their contracts. You likely already have read how former Bucs defensive tackle Booger McFarland is not a huge fan of Dean and SMB.

Joe doesn’t see the Bucs bringung back both Dean and SMB back in 2023. One, yeah. Not two. That means Booth could slide in as a starter if he doesn’t win a job outright this fall.

Alec Mallon of SIS stats takes an analytical view of Booth and likes what the numbers tell him.

Booth projects as a solid starting corner at the next level with the flexibility to travel across the field and play both inside and out. He best fits in a scheme where man coverage is heavily utilized and which also allows him to play at the line of scrimmage where he can let his athleticism shine. Booth fits on most special teams units because of his speed and toughness, but he could really fit best as a gunner on punt to help limit return opportunities.

Joe likes the fact that although Booth’s best fit may be a man-defense, that he can handle complex zone defenses.

The Bucs could do a whole lot worse than drafting Booth.

25 Responses to “Andrew Booth Is A Versatile Man”

  1. Commander Says:

    I like Booth Jr also. He may not be available at #27 but if he’s there I think we should draft him. I think he could be our #2 cornerback by mid season. He checks all the boxes can play man or zone. Has experience playing inside and out. Has the physical and mental make up to contribute early.
    If Booth is not available there’s also Kaiir Elam, CB. Has the size, length and athleticism to excel in our defense. Elam is proficient in press, just as he is in zone and off-man coverage.
    There’s other players I would choose first but no telling who’ll be available at #27.

  2. lambchop Says:

    This would be a great draft at #27. Seriously, our corners have always been suspect, a little opportunistic, and a little lucky – never dominant except for CD3 when he doesn’t cover Tyreek.

  3. Bird Says:

    No question the guy can play when healthy

  4. 1#bucsfan Says:

    Totally agree Joe. When dean,smb n cd left the game our defense folded up like a beach chair. This guy would add depth n hopefully he fight for a starting job n push dean n smb. We deff got some needs. LVD needs a replacement same thing for suh jpp golston is getting old we need a TE n some oline depth. Can’t wait to see what Jason does

  5. Commander Says:

    My top pick would be Devin Lloyd, LB he could replace LVD. Very good chance he’s there at #27 also. Not only is LVD getting older and last year had a couple injuries he’s also 14 mil a year. If White or LVD goes down I trust anyone to fill in. Wouldn’t be completely against Nakobe Dean either.

  6. Bird Says:

    Sorry. But smb is the current weak link. And it seems he may now be 4th corner. He had that stretch of getting some turnovers in 2020 playoffs. No doubt those were huge. Other then that he has been toast. Now smb is 4 so ross cockrell hopefully never sees the field again. Only if a guy goes down.

    Dean is better. His problem is he is soft. And dean doesnt play dinged up. So i would be cool with this pick. Bucs have 6 free agents dbs at end of this season.

  7. Buczilla Says:

    Chris Olave! This dude would be a nice consolation prize though.

  8. ViSyl Says:

    Can’t wait for the draft!

  9. Letsbuccinggo Says:

    No left guard No DT a corner. Well your right about one thing it will be the last year of Brady in Tampa.

  10. MadMike Says:

    Booth might fall to us as he does not have elite speed. His 40 time is in the mid 4.5’s which is average for a CB. Really would like to see a CB run in the 4.4s to be considered an elite shutdown corner….but then again Ronde Barber never was a speed demon.

  11. TheBradyBunch Says:

    Most important thing is to keep Brady upright. You guys wanting a CB seem to like the bright shiny objects. We got Mason to take over for Cappa but our pro bowl guard is being replaced by a backup. If Johnson Is there at 27 we need to get him.

  12. lambchop Says:


    You think Olave is going to drop? No chance.

  13. lambchop Says:


    Tom Brady will be upright, he was upright no matter who stepped in as long as we have Donnie, Jensen, Mason, and Wirfs. What we don’t have is a defense that can hold offenses in points. Brady can’t be producing 30 points per game all the time. And they could still address a serviceable OG in a later Rd or FA after the draft.

    We have Hainsey and Stinnie. But, he have liability at CB outside of CD3.

  14. lambchop Says:

    CB, DT, WR/KR, OG. I don’t see the Bucs going OG in the first round when you can get a starter in the 2nd to 3rd rounds like we have in the past.

  15. TBChucky Says:

    I’m starting to think that we may go CB at 27. If we do Booth seems like a solid pick who could make an immediate impact this season. I’d prefer a stud DT, but who knows how this draft plays out. Booth at #27 and DT Logan Hall or DT Travis Jones at #60 would be a good place to start to replenish this defense. I have a feeling the Bucs might be satisfied with who they have for a LG competition.

  16. VabucSINCE’97 Says:

    Starting to like this guy after watching so much film on him dude is sort of a lockdown if he can keep his eyes out the backfield a lot either him or Olave

  17. tampabayallday Says:

    If he’s there then draft him but if not then trade back.

  18. teacherman777 Says:

    We need to draft a stud guard!

    We need a high value pick!

    Vea at 13. Great value!

    Wirfs at 13. Great value!

    The best OG in the draft at 27? Yes sir!

  19. Goatfarmer Says:

    Draft Kay Adams.

  20. JA Says:

    Round 1. Dean, LB, Georgia
    Round 2. McCreary, CB, Auburn.

    Address OL after the post draft cuts or get down on your knees and beg Marpet for one more year.
    Of course I’ll be wrong like everybody else here. But it’s fun to prognosticate nonetheless.

  21. Aaron Says:

    But will he go to the bills

  22. sasquatch Says:

    This guy looks like an immediate starter. I wouldn’t be too upset if he was our first round pick. DL would need to be 2nd round then. We can’t wait any longer to bring in some fresh legs on the interior. The last D-Lineman we drafted with a premium pick was Vea.

  23. SlyPirate Says:

    I’ll throw a couple names out that I haven’t seen mentioned …

    Daxton Hill and Kaiir Elam

    Regardless, a stud CB is the best option for R1.

  24. unbelievable Says:

    He best fits in a scheme where man coverage is heavily utilized and which also allows him to play at the line of scrimmage where he can let his athleticism shine.

    Bowles runs a ton of zone coverage though.

    I like Booth, but he’s a press corner imo

  25. Bucsfan4ever Says:

    Mid 4.5s is kinda MJ Stewart or Hargreaves kinda speed.