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Another diamond in the rough prospect at S??

I did this the other day and saw a lot of positive discussion, so today I thought about a serious Buccs need & have been very interested in this prospect, even requested tape & became even more enamored, after the jump I will present my case for this guy, and he can be had in the 6th or 7th easy

Winston Guy Jr - S, UK

So after Tampa's latest cuts left the team dangerously short at the S position, the position jumped back up into our top 3 or 4 position needs, and admittedly with the S play last year and the depth now at that position, it is a given now that at least one is definitely needed. Enter a SS I believe is a later rd STEAL. When you watch Guy on tape, a few things automatically jump out, he is athletic and physical, and he is a team leader. Now as Buc fans we all know the instant impact of a sledgehammer S on the passing game and the effect it can have. It is my personal opinion that while Guy lacks in coverage skills, he is above average athletically, and a phenomenal tackler, great technique and instincts, and with a coach like Brooks that we have, his rawness could be turned into a monster, and if we take Mo with pick #5, Guy could be the late rd diamond that turns him into a much better player, let me explain:

Mo was a great corner in man, creating that island and shutting down the #1, he was aggressive thanks to physical S Eric Reid as his blanket forcing anything over the top to come inside his coverage area and punishing with bone-crunching hits, Reid was the more physical corner that often played on Mo's side, Taylor was the converted corner that was better in coverage, making up for less talented corners

Guy is even MORE physical and punishing. He's the type of S a WR even in the NFL begs to run his routes far away from his zone. He was all SEC 2 years as starter and had 120 tcks and 3 INTs last year. He is a physical specimen and NFL size at 6'1, 220, plays much better in coverage than I was expecting, but his physicality is a definite plus, and it would be nice after having 2 S's that seemed to whiff on every tackle, to have a guy I believe is the best tackler at his position in this draft. He can be had in the 6th or 7th and would make Mo pro-bowl caliber instantly and BRING THE PAIN by adding instant physicality.

Here is his YbY bio:

2010: Suspended for first series of the season opener for violation of team rules (broke curfew)... Second on the team in tackles at strong safety with 106, four for loss … Third in tackles per game among the SEC's defensive backs … Led the team with three interceptions, also broke up two other passes … Had 18 stops in the victory over Vanderbilt, scored 2.5 tackles for loss against the Commodores … Also hit double figures with 10 tackles, plus the pickoff, in the upset of South Carolina.

2009: Played in all 13 games, starting 11 at free safety … Totaled 60 tackles, including two for loss … Broke up five passes … Snared a quarterback sack vs. Miami (Ohio) … Returned four kickoffs for a 14.5-yard average.

2008: Played in all 13 games … Became the team's primary kickoff returner following the injury to Derrick Locke … Had 10 returns for a 29.1-yard average, including a 96-yard runback against Georgia that is the longest non-scoring kickoff return in school history … Made 11 tackles, mostly in special-teams coverage.

If you want to read more, I found more scouting reports, again keep in mind, we are dealing with a LOT of high potential that wasn't coached to his FULL potential in my eyes, but with proper coaching, which we now have, he could be a monster

What do you guys think? Should we draft him?

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