Roger McCreary And The Bucs

April 4th, 2022

Auburn CB Roger McCreary.

The Bucs seem to like Auburn corners.

Two of their starters corners are from Auburn, Carlton Davis and Jamel Dean. Could a third be on the way?

Posted on Bucs linebacker K.J. Britt’s Instagram stories account (himself an Auburn product) is him posing with Auburn defensive back Roger McCreary, one of the top corners in the draft.

So Britt is posing with a former teammate, big deal, right? Well, no. But the photo was taken inside the halls of One Buc Palace. Joe is going to guess that McCreary is taking one of 30 official team visits to One Buc Palace.

As Joe has stated, interviewing a guy at the combine doesn’t mean jack s(p)it. When teams spend money to fly dudes in, they are more than interested in the prospect (unless it is a smokescreen stunt to throw off other teams).

McCreary is projected to go no later than the second round. He could be a late first-round pick. He ran a 4.5 at the combine and had five picks in his last two seasons at Auburn.

18 Responses to “Roger McCreary And The Bucs”

  1. Drebucsfan Says:

    Definitely a nice prospect, hopefully he’ll be there in the second or later rounds…honestly anyone is better than Jamel Dean at this point! I was hoping to bring in another starter at cornerback to go along with Davis and buntin

  2. Chris@Apple Roof Cleaning Tampa Says:

    He looks good, and did good against Alabama too!
    It will be interesting to see what Sean Sullivan thinks of him ?
    My Son just bought a brand new Ford Bronco from Sean Sullivan this past weekend at Bill Currie Ford!

  3. Bucs Guy Says:

    If we trade out of the first rd, he could be one of our 2nd rd picks. That would be a stesl. Need DE and DT as the priorities followed by TE in the 3rd. If the Bucs could trade out of the 1st rd for a high 2nd and 3rd pick then we could probably get very good DE, DT, CB and TE. That would leave RB or OLine for the 4th rd.

  4. Scotty in Fat Antonio Says:

    LOL…yet another Auburn CB that can’t turn around and pick off a pass. Tons of passes defensed, just not alot of picks.

  5. dmatt Says:

    I’m not sold on Dean. He lacks heads up football,instincts, n aggressiveness. Watched too many plays where he was slow to react to the ball along with his passive tackling. Heads up is playing the pass to knock the ball away on qb pass to receiver in the endzone and not try tackling the receiver waist high in the end zone. Com on man high school players know it’s a touchdown as long as ball is held on to even if receiver is tackled in endzone. JDean lacks mental aspect of game.

  6. Dooley Says:

    In 2021 QBs that threw at Dean completed 32-66 passes for No TDs & 2 INTs, yet here are the causals in here offering opinions on why Dean isn’t working on this defense LMAO. Also, they aren’t growing CBs that are built like ILBs and run like Gazelles anywhere that i know of, those aren’t “we’ll draft one next year’ types of talent. Bucs were bad so long the new fans don’t even know how to allow talent to develop.

  7. HC Grover Says:

    Good Intel!!

  8. sasquatch Says:

    Well, at least we’re talking about defensive players now.

  9. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Unless there’s a player at the top of our board at #27….I like the idea of trading down for an extra pick……lots of teams like those later first round picks to get the 5th year option….

  10. Hodad Says:

    4.5 is to slow for a 1st round corner. No way he’s the best player available at #27.

  11. Joe in Michigan Says:

    There are some big/fast corners that are somewhat developmental projects. The Bucs could get a guy like that in the 4th Round.

    Guys like Tariq Woolen, Zyon McCollum, Jaylon Watson, Akaylem Evans, Keidron Smith, or Joshua Williams.

  12. David Says:

    I saw him play a handful of times and other than the kid out of Cincinnati, I thought he was the best CB in the country. Would love that pick. If they were able to pick up another third rounder band something else next year by trading back to the beginning of the second to get him, that would be fantastic

  13. David Says:

    Too many people see a handful of guys run 4.3 something and think 4.5 is slow.
    4.5 is not slow, it’s the average for NFL wide receivers. NFL DBs is a little more but I can’t remember what it was.

    The cone drills, the shuttle… Those things are what matters to me anyway. What makes Tyreek Hill so great is not straight line speed, it’s quickness in and out of cuts. Barry Sanders could stop on a dime and be at full speed and two steps going the other way.

    But again, 4.5 is not slow. Ceedee Lamb ran slower.
    It’s all about game speed with the pads on and this kid is fast and quick

  14. Jordan Says:

    This is a deep draft at some positions that we could use some help and new talent at, corner is one of them

    I just used Pro Football Networks mock draft simulator to see what trading out of the 1st round with the Jets would look like, and we could really add to the trenches with it while still getting a CB like McCreary with our first pick in the second round from the Jets

  15. Buccos Says:

    I’ve always liked Jamel Dean and I think that our corners as a group are above average. When they are healthy I would say they are a top 10 group. They were good enough to win a Super Bowl so that’s got to count for something. I would like this pick. Obviously they know how to recruit and coach DB’s at Auburn.

  16. Tony Says:

    Just seems like sometimes he doesn’t get his head turned around. The Alabama CBs seem like they might have the same problem once in awhile. They were getting called for a few penalties every now & then. They might be alright drafting somebody like Bryant from Cincinnati since Gardner should be gone or even Dax from Michigan. At least with Dax they could probably put him at S & CB.

  17. unbelievable Says:


    Your eyes might be failing you. Dean is very instinctive. And fast. And long.

    He led the league in passes defended a few years ago, and didn’t even start til like week 7 or something.

    His biggest issues are: 1) Heath, and 2) not falling over his own feet.

    Obviously there are better cornerbacks than him, and I wouldn’t be against upgrading… but to say he’s not instinctive or doesn’t play the ball would be dead wrong.

  18. Buczilla Says:

    It can be argued that we don’t have a top 15 corner on our team, so I’m always up for adding more.