With the 7th pick in the 2nd round, the Bucs took Central Michigan CB Sean Bunting. While some fans were clambering for the Bucs to take Greedy Williams, you have to realize that Bunting is just as good of a CB as Williams, athletically. He may be from a small school in the MAC, but he can surely play CB and be extremely effective.
At the NFL combine, Bunting solidified himself as one of the top CBs in the draft, running a 4.42 FYD, and a 41.5-inch vertical leap. Last season Bunting, did not allow a single TD catch and opposing QBs only threw for a 41.5 passer rating when throwing in Bunting’s direction. Defensive Coordinator Todd Bowles had this to say recently about Bunting, “Press ability man coverage he’s a ball hawk. Obviously, he can only get better from here.”
If I were Vernon Hargreaves, I’d be looking over my shoulder this training camp because Sean Bunting looks like he could be the real deal.