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Tampa Bay Buccaneers Top Free Agent Cornerback Options

Looking at some of the top potential fits at cornerback for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in free agency.
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What the Tampa Bay Buccaneers do at cornerback heavily depends on what they do with Carlton Davis. If he remains on the roster, look for them to look at veteran depth and someone who can push Christian Izien in the slot. If they move Davis by trade or outright release, there could be a scenario in which they look at someone with some starting experience on the outside in case Zyon McCollum struggles. 

The draft is deep at the position and I fully expect the Bucs to take a look there and likely come away with a prospect as well, but there are some good cornerbacks they could get at value if they decide to add depth at the position there either outside or in the slot. 

Sean Murphy-Bunting



Could the Bucs seek a reunion with Murphy-Bunting? After a year with the Titans, the veteran corner is back on the free-agent market. Muprhy-Bnting already knows the system, coaches, and a majority of the players on the roster and would slide in seamlessly as a backup on the roster. He has some inside-outside versatility and at the very least provides depth and a familiar face. Last season with the Titans he started 14 games and finished with tackles, two interceptions, eight pass deflections, two forced fumbles, and a recovery. He is projected to sign a one-year deal worth $4 million, per PFF.

Kenny Moore II

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If the Bucs wanted to spend a little money at the nickel position a good fit would be Moore II. Last season with the Colts he started 16 games and was a playmaker on the field. He totaled 93 tackles, including eight for a loss, six pass deflections, three interceptions, and 1.5 sacks. He turned in an overall coverage grade of 79.3 and a 71.5 grade in run defense. He has position flexibility playing inside, outside, or at safety and would be a chess piece for head coach Todd Bowles to use in the secondary. 

Keisean Nixon



Nixon started 13 games for the Packers last season, and while it wasn't always pretty he improved as the season progressed. He finished with 80 tackles, three for loss, two sacks, six pass deflections, an interception, and a fumble recovery. Oh, he is also a dynamic return man as well and a threat to take it to the house on any play as a two-time, first-team All-Pro returner. He is projected to receive a four-year deal worth $8.5 million 

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