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Bucs draft CB MJ Stewart - SIGNED

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Per NFL.com

Analysis

 

By Lance Zierlein

NFL Analyst

Draft Projection

Round 3

NFL Comparison

Micah Hyde

Overview

Stewart is well-built and very physical in both his coverage and his run support. He's athletic enough to handle man coverage duties from a variety of techniques whether playing outside or inside and he has the instincts, ball skills and toughness to transition to safety if need be. Stewart can be deployed in a variety of positions in the secondary which should lend itself to early playing time for him with a starter's role in his future.

Strengths

Good build and overall toughness

Has had success in off-man and press-man

Rarely takes a bad loss against press release

Opens hips and connects with hands to the receiver

Can cover inside or outside

Makes it a point to drape himself over slot targets as early in the route as possible

Can counter move tight ends with physicality

Pattern reader with 41 passes defensed in three years

Can transition forward from bail or pedal without many false steps

Sinks into chests of boundary targets and gets head around to find the ball

Instinctive and cautious not to bite on double moves

Has early acceleration to recover

Maintains contain responsibilities against run

Roughneck by nature with "see it, hit it" attitude

Strike and wrap tackler

Weaknesses

Will get caught flat-footed while sitting on routes before break points

Hips are just average when flipping to run

Has decent recovery burst, but has trouble catching up with real gassers who get by him

Lack of long speed could prevent him from staying outside full-time

Will wait for the throw rather than shade from zone

Has no interceptions over last two seasons

Slow to transition from hand usage to footwork as route progresses and will default to some mauling

Sources Tell Us


"I'm writing him as a safety. Defenses are so varied now that I think it will really just depend from team to team how they want to use him." -

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He's good in zone and not afraid to get dirty for a tackle. Average speed.

Probably limited to slot at next level. Not a bad pick, but I think we reached again.

Seems to be common pattern for our draft this far

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I read some think he could be a SS. 5-11 200 is good size. If analysts think he’s a dominant slot CB, I’d have to think he’d succeed as a SS covering TE and playing near the LOS.

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Just now, Lil' Shorty said:

I read some think he could be a SS. 5-11 200 is good size. If analysts think he’s a dominant slot CB, I’d have to think he’d succeed as a SS covering TE and playing near the LOS.

Fitz could do all that but much better. And he's bigger. ?

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2 minutes ago, bucsfan333 said:

Fitz could do all that but much better. And he's bigger. ?

Yeah but now our DL is also dope. xD

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3 minutes ago, Lil' Shorty said:

Yeah but now our DL is also dope. xD

Can't argue that.

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1 hour ago, bucsfan333 said:

I think PFF likes our draft a lot more than we do. icon_lol.gif

Probably why I’m a landscaper and not a talent evaluator 

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