Originally posted by pwillis52beasty:Lol thanks. I wonder why some of you guys aren't that high on Bucannon though? Is it him or just because you don't feel strong safety is that big a need right now. I don't think it's necessary we go strong safety as I think Bethea has a few good years left, but I do really like Bucannon.
I think Bucannon has huge problems in coverage and tackling unbocked in the open field (agility problems). They're the same problems I have with another player on whom I've railed in another thread, but that's not a topic for this thread. he can hit & seems to play fearlessly, but he just doesn't move laterally fast enough for my liking. It's the same problem I had with DJ Swearinger last year. A lot of people I know liked Swearinger more than Reid (Reid was my #1 safety by a mile last year). And He was an ok prospect, but a 2nd round pick is way too high for an ok safety prospect IMO. Here's just a small example of what I'm talking about:
He wasn't being blocked
and was coming right at Mariota on that play, but he let Mariota blow by him.
Here his stop & change of direction takes forever:
This one isn't terrible, but I've seen too much of this kind of separation when he's in coverage:
Like I said, this is s small sample, but I've seen a lot of it. Plus he spells his names wrong. He, like Swearinger, is early-4th-round-caliber talent IMO.
[ Edited by VPofCarnage on Apr 28, 2014 at 6:48 PM ]