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Bucs expected to draft a cornerback, whether they get Revis or not

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Although there have been no new developments on the Darrelle Revis trade front, the Buccaneers are still widely viewed as the team most likely to do a deal with the Jets. But the Bucs also want to address the cornerback position in the draft — whether they trade for Revis or not.

In fact, according to Stephen Holder of the Tampa Bay Times, it’s a near certainty that the Bucs will draft a cornerback with their first pick, No. 13 overall.

If the Bucs are going to draft a cornerback, the prospects they’d likely have an eye on are Alabama’s Dee Milliner, Washington’s Desmond Trufant or Florida State’s Xavier Rhodes. Of course, we’ve seen plenty of times when a draft pick that looked like a near certainty in March didn’t come to pass in April, so it’s way too early to pencil any of those cornerbacks into the Bucs’ depth chart.

But it’s not too early to say that the Bucs need to upgrade at cornerback. And they’re likely to do so in the draft, regardless of whether or not they trade for Revis.

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20 Responses to “Bucs expected to draft a cornerback, whether they get Revis or not”
  1. westcoastbucsfan says: Mar 28, 2013 6:12 PM

    Agreed. Revis or not, the Bucs are in need of at least two starting caliber corners this offseason. (Although the best one in the league WOULD be nice)

  2. cuj0 says: Mar 28, 2013 6:19 PM

    Shocker.

  3. firstroyal says: Mar 28, 2013 6:21 PM

    Milliner with the 13th pick- not likely
    maybe if they traded up

  4. wjmoffatt says: Mar 28, 2013 6:22 PM

    Lock for CB my butt, pretty sure they were saying the same thing last year when they were suppose to get Claiborme, how did that turn out.

  5. rodthunderrustler says: Mar 28, 2013 6:25 PM

    In other news; rain is wet.

  6. benroethlisberger7 says: Mar 28, 2013 6:35 PM

    There are teams that draft for need (bad teams) and there are teams who take the best player available (good teams).

  7. bucemdown says: Mar 28, 2013 6:38 PM

    With all the media coverage with the possible Revis trade, I am over it. There have been so many contradicting stories that who know’s whats really going on? Yes Revis is a HOF CB but how will he come back? Why didn’t Dr. Andrews do his surgery? I say the Bucs should move on from this and make other plans. The FA CB class is weak! They should sign someone as a bandaid and draft a Corner this year and next! The Bucs still have holes, but less than last year this time. If they can get some help at Corner they could make a playoff run(not saying SB run). They will have back their two PB Guards and with Vjax/Mwills and D.Martin some nice offensive weapons. Now just need Corners, TE, OLB and some depth on D-line.

  8. fishfiletkray says: Mar 28, 2013 6:41 PM

    I think they have their eyes on a d lineman.

  9. nobby821 says: Mar 28, 2013 6:42 PM

    @benroethlisberger7

    so you’re saying the Steelers are drafting a receiver?

  10. lgbarn says: Mar 28, 2013 6:43 PM

    benroethlisberger7 says:
    Mar 28, 2013 6:35 PM
    There are teams that draft for need (bad teams) and there are teams who take the best player available (good teams).

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    Normally I would agree with you but in the case of the Bucs, the corner position stopped them from making the playoffs.

  11. seaeagle707 says: Mar 28, 2013 6:49 PM

    You may want the BEST ONE, but we are NOT giving up Sherman. No way, no how.

  12. ruggyup says: Mar 28, 2013 6:57 PM

    It is safe to say nobody, not a single solitary soul, knows what goes through the mind of our Rockstar. But, wouldn’t it be good to know and wouldn’t it a huge culture change if Bucs picked the BEST player available. Sends a message to the team as well. We want absolutely the best players we can get. I’ll be back when I wake up from this fantasy dream.

  13. shaggyjeff says: Mar 28, 2013 7:07 PM

    Translation : Bucs will draft a D-lineman..

  14. baddorange says: Mar 28, 2013 7:15 PM

    O/L also needs help.
    Most NFL teams can say this.

    Is Freeman the QB to hang a hat on.
    HAHAHAHAHAHAHA
    8 & 8.

  15. thesportsguy52 says: Mar 28, 2013 7:16 PM

    You guys show a picture of Greg Schiano in every single Buccs post, regardless of the topic.

  16. lionsdraftguy says: Mar 28, 2013 7:21 PM

    The Bucs need a CB just like the 49ers need class.

  17. kissmytaintpatriotsrule says: Mar 28, 2013 7:33 PM

    We all know why Revis is demanding so much Money from the Jets. He is scared of Tom Brady. Revis said he will cut his pay demands if traded to the Bucs to box of crayons just as long as he doesn’t have to face Tom Brady 2 times a year.

  18. americankris says: Mar 28, 2013 7:47 PM

    Lock for CB my butt, pretty sure they were saying the same thing last year when they were suppose to get Claiborme, how did that turn out.

    ________________________

    A secondary that got burnt every week it seems.

  19. nyg201 says: Mar 29, 2013 8:18 AM

    I love this team. They only play when it doesn’t count: With a few seconds left and the other team is in victory formation. Can you sore loser Coach!?

  20. bucheadlouden says: Mar 30, 2013 10:58 AM

    besides Desmond Trufant, the CB left at pick 13th would all lack of coverage skills. Drafting WR Tavon Austin would make the most sense, since he´s a need(Slot WR) plus is a real big play maniac (also Special Teams, which we both need).
    the right Tackle from Alabama wouldn´t be a good pick, since we already have a good o-line and he´s not that good (had good supporting cast around him).
    Revis would ruin the team in cap space and draft picks, and as we are still a season away from beeing real competitors, laying the foundation (with Austin) should be our priority.

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