Bucs Blitz NFL Draft Focus: Safeties

Leading up to Thursday night and the NFL Draft, we breakdown the Bucs' needs and the players to remember at that position on draft weekend.

Bucs Need at Safety: 4 out of 5

Just one quick glance at the Bucs roster and anyone would agree that the Bucs lack any legit NFL safeties for their defense. I think it's safe to say it's a roster filled with backup safeties, but no one who can make any type of impact in a game. Personally, I thought it was a sure thing that the Bucs would bring in a veteran like Reggie Nelson, but they've continued to be quiet at that position. Perhaps, that changes this weekend. This is a position in much more dire need of help than cornerback.

5 Names to Remember on Draft Weekend:

Vonn Bell | Ohio State | 2nd Round
Bell is a cover safety who excels against the pass, but is not an intimidating presence in the back end of a secondary. 

Kevin Byard | Middle Tennessee State | 3rd Round
Don't be surprised if this is the Bucs top 3rd round target. Byard is excellent in coverage, a turnover machine, and a tough hitter. He's been a favorite of our own Luke Easterling during this entire draft process.

Sean Davis | Maryland | 3rd Round
Davis is a physical freak, but he was atrocious playing corner at Maryland. Before he played corner, he was actually a star safety. It's a risk when you have to go back a couple years to find good film, but if safety is just his natural position, perhaps Davis is destined to be a good safety in the NFL.

Justin Simmons | Boston College | 3rd Round
Simmons has just been on a steady rise since this process began. I think the 3rd round is a good spot for him. Balanced safety who does a lot of things well.

Deiondre Hall | Northern Iowa | 5th Round
Converted corner who is a cocky confident player. 

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