The Locked On Bucs podcast has wrapped up their positional preview just in time for training camp. They take a look at the secondary and all the questions that come with it.
Vernon Hargreaves III is easily the most polarizing player in the group as the high expectations of a top fifteen pick have wavered to the point where some don’t believe he will even start - especially after Jason Licht used two picks in the second round to bring in corners M.J. Stewart and Carlton Davis.
Despite the hate on Chris Conte, he played at a reasonable level in 2017. That said, there is still mystery surrounding the disappearance of Keith Tandy, the hero of the defense in the 2016 season who seems to have entered a Lovie Smith-esque dog house never to return.
Will Justin Evans continue his upward trajectory heading into a pivotal 2018 season or will he suffer a sophomore slump? Evans was a bright spot in an overall bleak secondary last season - despite Pro Football Focus ranking him as the 26th rookie safety in 2017. Yes, 26th rookie safety. How that’s possible, we still aren’t sure.
Which player will finish with the most tackles? Interceptions? Forced fumbles? All this in more in the final positional preview before training camp. Listen below or click here for the episode. You can also subscribe on iTunes, Google Music, Podcast Addict, Spotify, and all your other favorite pod catchers.