The Bucs know they have a need in the secondary. Whether it’s at safety or at cornerback, we certainly expect there to be some sort of secondary selection by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the 2018 NFL Draft.

The team has already brought in the like of Florida State safety Derwin James and Louisville cornerback Jaire Alexander, and now, according to a report from NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, Iowa’s Josh Jackson will be next on the list.

Jackson was one of the most impressive cornerbacks in the country last season with eight interceptions. Jackson is a 6-foot, 195-pound cornerback who does his best work in off coverage. That fits Tampa Bay’s style very well. He’ll be a first round pick, but the Bucs could likely still trade down from No. 7 and select him elsewhere.

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About the Author: Trevor Sikkema

Trevor Sikkema is the Tampa Bay Buccaneers beat reporter and NFL Draft analyst for PewterReport.com. Sikkema, an alumnus of the University of Florida, has covered both college and professional football for much of his career. As a native of the Sunshine State, when he's not buried in social media, Sikkema can be found out and active, attempting to be the best athlete he never was. Sikkema can be reached at: [email protected]
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TBChucky
TBChucky
4 years ago

They’re really preparing for a trade down. I like it!

Andy Ely
Andy Ely
Reply to  TBChucky
4 years ago

This does not necessarily mean they are looking to trade down. They are just doing there due diligence. They have a need in the secondary. Some of these guys could fall into the second round, or the Bucs could be looking to trade into the back end of the first.

Pete Wood
Pete Wood
4 years ago

I really hope you are right.
Wait in line, Pats, Bills, and Cardinals, Bucs are ready to deal!

NCBuc
NCBuc
Reply to  Pete Wood
4 years ago

I suppose you could also add the Dolphins to your list (if the chips fall right).

Buc 1976
Buc 1976
4 years ago

I like the thinking here. Jackson is over 5’10 and long. I really think a trade down will happen how far down is the big question.

NCBuc
NCBuc
Reply to  Buc 1976
4 years ago

I like the thinking, too. Isn’t Jackson close to 6″ ?

Buc 1976
Buc 1976
Reply to  NCBuc
4 years ago

Yes.

Countrybrew
Countrybrew
4 years ago

Bucs are prepping to trade down (hopefully with Buffalo)…Derwin James and Josh Jackson in the first round. Man that would be a great hall. Then snatch a RB

TBChucky
TBChucky
4 years ago

I’d love to somehow come away with Hernandez too.. Finish the interior of the offensive line!