Cornerbacks May Be There At No. 27

April 22nd, 2022

Clemson CB Andrew Booth likely in range when Bucs on are on the clock.

So NFL Network draft analyst Daniel Jeremiah was holding court with the NFL #DraftMedia yesterday in a conference call. And some poor intern did the Lord’s work and transcribed the whole damn thing.

There, Jeremiah said something interesting to Joe when he began discussing how the Chiefs may draft a cornerback at No. 29.

Corner, there will be some big corners to choose from. The two they’ll probably be staring at — actually I would say three. Andrew Booth from Clemson. He’s coming off an injury. Had hernia surgery. Probably would be gone by now if he’d be able to stay healthy through the whole process. But that would be the first name I would keep an eye on.

Kyler Gordon from Washington would be the next, who I know he ran in the low 4.5s, but he plays so much faster than that and can really find and play the ball. That would be the second one.

And then Kaiir Elam from Florida would be the third.

So why is Joe interested in the Chiefs? Well, Joe isn’t. But corner is a spot Joe believes is the most important for the Bucs defense to target. And while the Chiefs pick at No. 29 (and No. 30), the Bucs pick just ahead of them at No. 27.

So if Jeremiah — and Joe knows he talks to all the movers and shakers with NFL teams because he is one of them, a former scout — then that means there is a very good chance Clemson corner Andrew Booth will be in range when the Bucs are on the clock.

This makes Joe rest comfortably.

As for Kyler Gordon, famed columnist Ira Kaufman is his choice at No. 27, so he said on a recent edition of the “Ira Kaufman Podcast.”

16 Responses to “Cornerbacks May Be There At No. 27”

  1. SOEbuc Says:

    Didn’t they talk to Booth? Serious steal for Bowles.

  2. Joe in Michigan Says:

    It doesn’t really matter to me what position the Bucs take in the 1st: CB, DT, Edge, even ILB or WR. The only prospect I’ve lost interest in is Kyler Gordon. The dude was supposed to tear up the Combine, then runs a 4.52, 33 of the 46 DB’s who ran had a better time than him. Then he doesn’t participate in the vertical and broad jump. Weak. I’m not saying that a 40 time makes someone a football player, but I’m not taking a CB with a slower 40 time than VH3 in the 1st Round.

  3. Tony Says:

    I just worry about them taking anybody from Clemson or Ohio St because Clemson never really seems to work out for them (Daquan Bowers & Gaines Adams) & a decent amount of players that are good coming out of Ohio St. seem to struggle in the NFL.

  4. Tony Says:

    Sure Ohio St. has gotten better recently over the last couple of years with some of their players coming out (Nick & Joey, Chase, Ward, Elliott, Thomas) but I’d still be iffy on it.

  5. An Erection for Sacks Says:

    “Tony Says:
    April 22nd, 2022 at 12:56 am
    I just worry about them taking anybody from Clemson or Ohio St because Clemson never really seems to work out for them (Daquan Bowers & Gaines Adams) & a decent amount of players that are good coming out of Ohio St. seem to struggle in the NFL.”

    –That’s just lazy thinking.🙄

  6. Adrnagy Says:

    If we pick CB in 1 or 2 rd we not signing dean or smb next year due to extending davis. Best pick imo is dline with 1st We can go TE or oline 2 nd

  7. nathan Says:

    position doesnt matter so much as value does …..and the prob with Elam is missed tackles….i’d rather go with Cine at Safety. Neal is on a 1yr contract. And Cine is a top talent if he is there

  8. steele Says:

    Edge, DT, corner at the top. Doesn’t matter which order, as long they land instant impact playmakers. Booth is an obvious option.

  9. Joe in Michigan Says:

    I forgot O-Line in my previous post.

  10. Letsbuccinggo Says:

    Booth is not a no. 1 pick!

  11. Buczilla Says:

    If Olave is gone I’d maybe try to move down and pick up another third rounder, but I’d be perfectly happy staying put and taking Booth. Jeremiah knows his stuff and he’s fun to watch, but Gordon ran a 4.52 which is slow as hell for a first round corner. No, no, no, and hell no to slow corners in the first round. For that, just take the highest rated guard in the draft since we may have the pick of the litter. There will be a plethora of talented but slow corners to be had after round one. Don’t settle Licht!

  12. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Interesting watching the two Joes battle it out for their draft choices… wants a WR….the other a CB…….

  13. 1#bucsfan Says:

    The more n more I watch n read about this booth kid I more I want him. The gravediggers I are weak. We all seen what happened last year when our depth was tested. Add a bad azz corner or pass rusher. I know the year we won the super bowl we had a great pass rush and our DBs stayed healthy. That didn’t happen last year so beef up the secondary n the pass rush. Offense has added a few pieces for Brady now get us some fire power on defense and let’s go get this super bowl

  14. Tony Says:

    No it’s just the truth. It’s not lazy thinking.

  15. Bucsfanman Says:

    Well, if we were to take a DB, I’d take Booth. That’s partially because I have extreme PTSD from the last time we selected a DB from Florida!

    My ancestors passed along our Fanman family motto:
    “You can never have enough competent DBs.”

  16. JeffreyLane77 Says:

    It looks like Gronk will be back so probably no TE in the first rd. Suh will likely be back so probably no DT in the first rd. Looks like according to a few Mock drafts the top 3 OL will be gone by 27. And the top 3 DT will be gone too. I don’t see Licht drafting a JPP replacement because why they drafted JTS . So this year in my opinion considering DT, OL, will be gone by 27 coupled with Gronk and Suh’s high probability returning. To me Cornerback at 27 is realistic. With a run on Edge, OL, DT I see in mock drafts the best player available to fill a need for Tampa at 27 will most likely be a Cornerback or linebacker. I honestly don’t see us taking WR until later rounds. And honestly if people go back and watch the Db’s in the regular season of the Superbowl year. The Secondary as whole played like trash until the playoffs. Then last year the secondary was constantly injured. So one position group is either playing like trash one year or injured the next. Time to draft a Cornerback.