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.