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Cornerback is not a huge need for the Buccaneers

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The Tampa Bay Buccaneers did a pretty good job of filling their big needs in free agency. They still have a few, though, and we went through them last week. But we're not the only ones thinking about needs, and ESPN's Mike DiRocco names cornerback as the Bucs' biggest need.

The Bucs added 32-year-old Brent Grimes, but he's certainly not a long-term answer. Josh Robinson isn't, either. Johnthan Banks and Alterraun Verner were spotty last year, too. The Bucs need an elite player at this position, and they may have to find it in the draft. Most mock drafts have them taking Vernon Hargreaves III at No. 9.

I'm not quite sure the Bucs need an elite player at the position, and I'm pretty sure Vernon Hargreaves isn't that anyway. Most teams do just fine without an elite cornerback -- pass rush is far more important. Which, incidentally, is a major aspect the Bucs need to upgrade. Robert Ayers is a nice player, but he alone won't be good enough.

Meanwhile, the Bucs can actually field an adequate group of cornerbacks. Brent Grimes is still a good player, Johnthan Banks and Alterraun Verner are talented and could be resurgent with a new coaching staff, and there's a chance Josh Robinson gets back to form as well.

The Bucs could certainly use an extra cornerback. But to call that their biggest need? Nah.