Arizona Cardinals cornerback Patrick Peterson, who is widely considered to be one of the best cornerbacks in the NFL, recently stated that
“people have no idea how good Deone Bucannon really is.”
That is certainly some high praise that Peterson is giving to Bucannon.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers recently signed Deone Bucannon during free agency to a one year, $2.5 million dollar contract with only $1,450,000 guaranteed. This is a great pickup for the Bucs, especially for such a cheap price. As the Arizona Cardinals first-round pick of the 2014 NFL Draft, having played for Bruce Arians from 2014-2015 to 2017-2018, Bucannon is very familiar with Arians’ playbook.
Bucannon is probably going to play as a linebacker/safety hybrid position for the Bucs. I look forward to seeing what Bucannon can bring to the Bucs defense in 2019.