The Bucs are extremely thin at safety. That’s not news to anybody but could one solution be to move CB MJ Stewart to Safety? Jason Licht thinks so.
The Bucs took Stewart in the second round of the 2018 draft in the second round out of UNC. In his first season, he mostly played nickel as Carlton Davis eventually won the starting job.
Now onto the subject of 2019, the Bucs are still extremely thin at safety, and it’s obvious MJ Stewart would provide a bigger impact on this team by switching positions. GM Jason Licht even discussed with Stewart about changing to the safety position. Stewart definitely has the talent to make a huge impact at safety. Some say, out of all the CBs in the 2018 draft, he was the best run defender in his class. He does not shy away from contact and has an extremely high football IQ.
At 5’11 Stewart might he short for safety, but a 200 lbs he still packs a punch and combing him with FS Justin Evans would make one hell of a safety duo.