I originally mentioned the Tampa Bay Buccaneers needing a WR in the first round with Mike Williams, Arrelious Benn AND Tiquan Underwood entering their contract year, but have since changed that outlook, and with good reason:
Eric Wright will not return in 2013 and thank god—thus we have the Tampa Bay Buccaneers biggest need: CB.
The now 27-year-old Wright has already missed four games this past season due to an in-season PED suspension, and when he did play, he not only was terrible in coverage but terrible at getting players to the ground.
This is already the league’s worst passing defense and they’re already paper-thin with no true starting talent to speak off—they absolutely need a young starting corner.
Jonathan Banks (Mississippi) could be that guy.
Banks has the coveted size and speed scouts are always searching for, and he has experience in both Man and Zone (although he was asked to play man more).
Banks is also highly touted for his ability to “stick” with the coverage, unlike many prospects who still have to learn how NOT to get lost at the pro level.
This defense already did one turnaround in 2012 after becoming the best run stopping squads in the game. Now, it makes perfect sense for Tampa to finish the job by repairing what’s wrong in the their secondary.
I really believe Banks can be an immediate difference maker for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and if the Bucs can sure up that passing defense, just imagine how good they will be in 2013.
Let me know what your ideas are regarding Tampa Bay below, and be sure to follow my continuing coverage of the NFC. Next up; Carolina!
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