With the fourth overall pick of the sixth round in the 2012 NFL Draft, 174th overall, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have taken cornerback Keith Tandy out of West Virginia. This is the second West Virginia player the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have taken this draft, after they took WVU linebacker Najee Goode with their fifth-round pick.
Keith Tandy should provide camp competition for the final cornerback spot on the team, but the WVU product has some upside. At 5'10", 202 lbs. he's well-built, if a little slow. He's not a tremendous physical talent, but he's a hard worker who is not afraid to play tough in run fits. He's a physical tackler, which is something the Bucs are lacking among their current group of cornerbacks. It's doubtful he'll be more than a player who competes in camp, as with all selections at this point in the draft.
Greg Schiano's apparent obsession with West Virginia players is interesting, and likely stems from the fact that he lost all 11 games he played against the team in his career at Rutgers.
Stay with us throughout the draft, as we'll have more analysis coming up. The Bucs have two draft picks left, both in the seventh and final round.