Mel Kiper has the second version of his 2016 NFL mock draft out, and it's a doozy. DeForest Buckner goes before Joey Bosa, Carson Wentz is the first quarterback off the board, and the Bucs end up with cornerback Vernon Hargreaves.
The best pure cover corner in the draft would benefit anyone, and the Bucs are in a division where they have to face Drew Brees, Matt Ryan and Cam Newton six times a season. Tampa Bay needs a talent infusion at cornerback, and Hargreaves is going to grade out as a player who is ready to be on the field in Week 1.
Hargreaves is a terrific talent and his film is very good, but the question is whether he'll measure and test well enough to warrant a top ten pick. Whether that's fair or not, and there's something to the importance of 40-yard dashes for cornerbacks, teams care -- and if he doesn't have a good combine, and measures in smaller than expected, he could fall a ways beyond the top 20.
The biggest surprise would be for the Bucs to pass up Noah Spence, though. Kiper has him going to the Giants at number 10, right behind Tampa Bay's number nine pick. If they're comfortable with his (apparently former) ecstacy issues, Spence would easily be a better pick. But it continues to be unlikely that Spence falls that far in the first place, while Hargreaves is almost certain to be available.