Over the last few months we have all been discussing possible draft prospects for the Bucs. In every conversation, the obvious names appear, Milliner, Rhodes, Banks, Ansah, Werner, ect. I want to know from Bucsnation, who do you think are some underrated players in this years draft, that will have a big impact with the Bucs. I'm looking for guys not projected in the first round, and want to know why you think they will be so good and why the national media doesn't.
For me I love watching Johnthan Banks, Matt Elam, and Gavin Escobar and would love to see them all wear a Bucs jersey this coming season. But I realize they aren't underrated players as they should all go in the first 2-3 rounds. So my sleeper picks are DJ Swearinger and Stepfan Taylor. I think DJ is projecting to go 3rd day, and seems to be looked over based on his 40 time(4.7). While he won't be able to take away the deep ball and be a great deep safety, he is a guy that is willing to come up and make a big hit. I see him more as a complimentary player to Barron, and reminds me of Bernard Pollard. As for Stepfan Taylor, he looks to be projecting a 2-3 round grade, but I still feel he is underrated based on the RBs projected before him. While Taylor isn't going to be a burner in the league, he is a guy that does all the right things. He can take care of the ball, pass block, and run in between the tackles. I think he would be a nice complimentary player to Martin. We are looking for that spell back that can take the load off of Martin, and I think he fits the bill.
So what do you guys think?