Defense in the First Round?


With the draft less than a month away. Many Buccaneer fans are calling for the Bucs to draft a running back, tight end, or a wide receiver in the first round. You have not heard many to drop a defensive back in the first outside of Jabrill Peppers. There are two players from the same school that will give immediately help from day 1.

Kevin King is a long athletic corner that has been getting the recognition he deserves since the combine. Many had Sidney Jones as one of the top corners before his injury. King could be just as good as Jones. With his height and speed King could line up across from the tall physical receivers the Bucs will face for years to come.

Budda Baker is an interesting prospect. He could play free safety, outside corner, or even nickel. Baker has the tools to be a pro bowler year one and for many years after that. With his versatility, Baker could fill a lot of holes that the Bucs have open.

Either one of those young fellas could have an immediate impact on the secondary.


Kevin King with the one-handed INT
Kevin King with the one-handed INT