Peter Schrager: Bucs Go With PAC-12 Corner

April 7th, 2022

Washington CB Kyler Gordon.

NFL Network’s Peter Schrager has a handle on what is going on inside the walls of a lot of teams because he’s got a good network of intel. So the past couple of weeks he’s been working his sources to find out where teams seem to be leaning in the draft.

As a result, Schrager now has a mock draft (who doesn’t have a mock draft?). And in his first stab at the NFL guessing game, he says the Bucs will pick a corner in Round 1. Schrager made it clear this morning on “Good Morning Football” this is not how he would draft things but what he is hearing

And that corner is Kyler Gordon of Washington. Schrager has him pegged as the fourth cornerback off the board (ahead of Andrew Booth of Clemson).

In his exhaustive breakdown of each NFL prospect, Dane Brugler of The Athletic rated Gordon his No. 6 cornerback.

SUMMARY: A one-year starter at Washington, Gordon was primarily an outside cornerback in former head coach Jimmy Lake’s defensive scheme, also lining up inside against the slot. After losing his starting job to Trent McDuffie in 2019, he worked his way back up the depth chart and earned First Team All-Pac 12 honors in 2021, leading the team in passes defended and interceptions. Gordon has freakish athletic abilities with the impressive acceleration to plant and drive or close the gap after a lost step. Although he played more decisive with his read-react in 2021, he is still figuring out how to dissect his keys and how to prepare for different types of route runners. Overall, Gordon needs to continue maturing his technique and cover awareness, but his fluidity and toughness are ideal for the next level. As he continues to develop the mental side of the position, he has the skills to become a full-time NFL starter.

What spooks Joe is Gordon’s 40-yard dash. He was clocked at the combine at 4.52 per Brugler. That’s M.J. Stewart-like speed.

Joe hopes Bucs scouts have a different speed on Gordon and that the man just had a bad day in Indianapolis, where record 40 times were being churned out on new turf.

Unique highlight for Gordon? He was a WNBA dancer.

The cool thing about Gordon? He was into kung-fu as a child.

41 Responses to “Peter Schrager: Bucs Go With PAC-12 Corner”

  1. Anonymous Says:

    MJ Stewart was always trailing WRs 🙁 no thanks

  2. DaBux Says:

    Uh, no. 2nd or 3rd round, sure, but not the 1st. We need a DL worse.

  3. rriddler Says:

    So he thinks he’s the no 6 cornerback, but he expects him to be the 4th CB selected. hmmm…

  4. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Haven’t studied this guy but we could do a lot worse than a round one CB…..I still like DT there but I trust Licht & Bowles…..

  5. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    I’m also thinking what’s with all these picks from Washington….Vea, JTS…..& perhaps this guy.

  6. August 1976 Buc Says:

    This is the NFL, not college. Speed is a premium, the secondary needs help.
    Maybe a different choice?
    MJ Stewarts name being mentioned at all by Joe in this post is a red flag lol lol
    Yes the secondary needs help at the CB position- (see the last several years)
    But please do not draft a rookie with MJ Stewart speed lol

    GO BUCS!!!!

  7. Buc92’ Says:

    Stop tryna give us short small guys , Bowles love length & speed at the corner spot … Andrew booth pls we need dawgs


  8. Beeej Says:

    I don’t think we plan to empty the bank on Bunting and Dean next year

  9. HC Grover Says:

    Beef…Big Beef. Where the Beef.

  10. Allbuccedup Says:

    His teammate is a lot better.

  11. Jimmy Says:

    A slow WNBA dancer?

    HELL NO!!!

  12. Scurvy Dogs Says:

    I don’t want anyone that lost their starting job.

  13. Duane Says:

    I do not think they will draft a CB at that position in the first round. They move up to get a better one, or move back if this is the one they have their heart set on. To me it seems like the only need position is currently on the defensive line.

  14. Joe Says:

    So he thinks he’s the no 6 cornerback, but he expects him to be the 4th CB selected. hmmm…

    Nope. Peter Schrager is not Dane Brugler.

  15. MadMax Says:

    When are you going to do an article on mid rounder CB Alontae Taylor? I’d love to get the Joe’s opinion.

  16. tampabayallday Says:

    It’ll be a either Treylon Burks, Devonte Wyatt, or any of the hood CB’s

  17. Dooley Says:

    Carlton Davis ran a 4.53 and just got paid paid lol

  18. Allbuccedup Says:

    Schrager is the same idiot that said the Chiefs were going to blow out the Bucs in the superbowl.

  19. BuxfaninTX Says:

    Not happening..that guys a second rounder behind McDuffie, his teammate.

  20. Biff Barker Says:

    Nope. Licht will not take a CB this early. Its going to be defensive line in the first round. Maybe OL if the guy he wants is there.
    If there is not enough value there, trade back and stock up.

  21. Fun Guy Says:

    Another Washington guy….

  22. Biff Barker Says:

    Glad others are calling for some Big Uglies.

    The grave diggers were pretty much digging thir own when our pass rush died.

    No pass rush= No Lombardi.

    (See 2021) JTS was about as useful as JPP.

    Buc fans overjoyed thar Brady is back but it still wont be enough if we cant pressure the QB.

  23. SufferingSince76 Says:

    Dline, Dline, Dline. Please.

  24. Dusthty Rhothdes Says:

    Jordan Davis if available or his running mate Wyatt who has some off field issues, but either DT would be great

  25. sasquatch Says:

    4.52 is fine. That’s not slow. I think it’s about the same as Carlton Davis.

  26. OrlandoBucsFan Says:

    Joe, check out Ronde Barber’s 40 time at the combine. I believe it was 4.62. Gordon’s time is sufficient for the position. I am more concerned with his instincts, smarts, and technique. If he has those qualities, he’ll be fine. With that said, I would prefer a defensive tackle, but not sulk if it was a corner.

  27. Ash Says:

    I believe Xavien Howard ran a 4.5 as well.

  28. jimm Says:

    why so much washington

    close inside resource

    jimmy lake

    Biographical details
    Born December 17, 1976 (age 45)
    Walnut Creek, California
    Playing career
    1995–1998 Eastern Washington
    Position(s) Strong safety

    2006–2007 Tampa Bay Buccaneers (assistant DB)
    2010–2011 Tampa Bay Buccaneers (DB)

    Coaching career (HC unless noted)
    1999 Eastern Washington (GA)
    2000–2003 Eastern Washington (DB)
    2004 Washington (DB)
    2005 Montana State (DB)
    2006–2007 Tampa Bay Buccaneers (assistant DB)
    2008 Detroit Lions (DB)
    2010–2011 Tampa Bay Buccaneers (DB)
    2012–2013 Boise State (DB/PGC)
    2014–2015 Washington (DB)
    2016–2017 Washington (co-DC/DB)
    2018–2019 Washington (DC)
    2020–2021 Washington
    Head coaching record
    Overall 7–6
    Accomplishments and honors
    1 Pac-12 North Division (2020)

  29. Brandon Says:

    Carlton Davis was slower… Ronde Barber was 4.63. Stewart was 4.56 or something… but didn’t play to it at all. A good CB can be in the 4.5’s… Richard Sherman was when he came out of school, but his game speed has to be different.

  30. teacherman777 Says:

    I only want 4.4 and under corners.

    I’ve said it Jonathan Banks.

    The year I called on the Bucs to draft the Honey Badger in the 2nd round.

  31. catcard202 Says:

    No, no & hell no….

    CB is not what this roster needs in the 1st Rd….Maybe the 3rd, but one could argue the 4th at the earliest – unless Licht pulls a down move trade for more capital on Day 2….There’s just too much quality depth at CB in this draft to reach for a player that is not likely to start in 2022.

    This roster needs to have both DT / Edge locked down before CB.

  32. BUCman Says:

    Terrible mock pick, Gordon is very overrated. So many better ways to go here.

  33. Defense Rules Says:

    catcard202 … ‘This roster needs to have both DT / Edge locked down before CB.’

    Yea verily!

  34. sasquatch Says:

    It’s a dumb mock for sure. We pass Wyatt and he gets picked by GB.

    I don’t see how we’d pass up Wyatt if he’s sitting there.

  35. stpetebucsfan Says:

    What TBBF said!

  36. cover deuce Says:

    Carlton Davis III ran a 4.53 40 tell me how that worked out Mr. Joe the GM???

  37. catcard202 Says:

    At the end of the month…It will all depend on the board…Who’s there – available -when the Bucs are on the clock…Who knows where the board falls on the Bucs “have to have” vs “Fits Need” vs “No Thanks” priority list.

    The scouting department has been busy & BA/Licht smoke screening…The media plugging picks, while Licht plugging roster spots that the media pimping in mocks… (While Suh & JPP still UFA & no one talking up Bucs to draft DT or Edge @ #27??? Makes no sense to me!)

    Maybe the Bucs move up, maybe they move down…Maybe the stay at #27…Oh the Draft Drama Cray season!!

    By #27…Pretty much count on all the A+/A prospects being gone by the time Bucs on clock…Unless some guys fall over “insert background issue / medical risk here”…It’ll be a crap shoot!

    I’d expect 1st be Edge / OT / CB & WR heavy…+ 2-3 of QB, DT & IOL & maybe 1 RB/ S off the board before Bucs are on the clock….Who’s left on the board at that point?? Who’s the best fit? Is someone calling & can you get better value dealing??? Is there bold move to be made that’s worth going up & spending capital to get your guy???

    “”\_(*&*)_/”” Who knows…I just hope the FO finds a handful of contributors by the end of Day3!

  38. Anonymous Says:

    Since BA came onboard, we’ve had a pretty distinct pattern for drafting CB. Tall and fast. They’ve shown preference toward developmental athletes. I don’t think this FO would draft CDIII the prospect today tbh. Even with the same GM. Like they wouldn’t draft Stewart now. I’ve assumed that’s as much Bowles influence as anything. So my bet would be if we draft CB it will be Zyon McCollum or Tariq Woolen in the 2nd/3rd. Kaiir Elam being way more likely at 27 for us than Gordon, imo.

  39. NaturalSelection Says:

    The drafting shift at CB has been consistent since BA/Bowles joined the team. They have drafted tall fast CBs. Developmental athletes with physical traits. So it is way more likely we would draft Kaiir Elam than Gordon at 27. Though if we go CB, I think it would be Zyon McCollum or Tariq Woolen in the 2nd/3rd.

  40. Buczilla Says:

    He’s on the smaller side at 5’11 and he opted not to run the 40 again at his pro day which tells me he knows he’s slow (for a corner). Hell no I don’t want this dude.

  41. alaskabuc Says:

    A one year starting CB from the PAC-12 with a first round pick? Eff no