Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Tampa Bay Takes CB Davis at No. 63

The Buccaneers selected cornerback Carlton Davis out of Auburn University with the No. 63 overall pick.

View pictures of Buccaneers' second-round pick, Auburn CB Carlton Davis. Photos by AP Images.


With the No. 63 overall pick, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers addressed their secondary with a cornerback out of Auburn University, Carlton Davis III.

Davis gives the Buccaneers' secondary more versatility, especially after drafting defensive back M.J. Stewart out of North Carolina 10 picks prior. Stewart is flexible in his skill set and at 206 pounds, is likely to play more of a slot corner or even strong safety role. Davis could give Tampa Bay that bona fide cornerback help opposite Brent Grimes that the team has been eyeing.

The 6'1", 206-pound Davis was a Sports Illustrated First-Team All-America selection in his junior season as a third-year starter. NFL.com reported that his own quarterback from Auburn stayed away from throwing to his side in practice. Davis recorded 138 total tackles, 102 of which were solo, 29 passes defensed, four interceptions and three forced fumbles in this three-year collegiate career. He was the team's leading tackler in 2017 and recorded 11 tackles in the game against Clemson. At the 2018 NFL Combine, the Miami, Fla. native ran a 4.53 40-yard dash and had a 124.0-inch vertical jump.

The Bucs had initially acquired the No. 56 pick from the Buffalo Bills in a first-round trade. In turn, Tampa Bay traded that pick to New England, moving back to 63 and picking up the Patriots' No. 117 pick in the fourth round.

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