Re: ***2014 PATRIOTS DRAFT THREAD***
posted at 3/22/2014 10:28 AM EDT
In response to Pats7393's comment:
I like this guy in the 3rd (trading up a little bit) maybe 2nd
Deone Bucannon Scouting Report
By Charlie Campbell
- Hard hitter
- Tackling ability
- Run defense
- Physical presence
- Can separate the ball from the receiver
- Showed improved ball skills throughout his career
- Ready to compete quickly
- Special teams ability
- More of a strong safety
- Lacks range to be a free safety
- Could be a liability in pass coverage
- Can take false steps
- Can he cover tight ends, slot receivers?
- Stiff, could struggle to turn and run with receivers
- Overly aggressive, penalties
Huge Bucannon fan, def Top 75 player, IMO.
Let me find where saw it but Bucannon was mentioned as a fast riser and a safety needy team could even reach in late 1st. Agree with you on him drafted but he might b gone
OK, I gotta go "Wazzu Homer" on you guys for a minute. I've seen Bucannon play live 12+ times, and he is for my money on an equal playing field as a hard-hitting SS as Pryor. Now don't get me wrong, Pryor is the superior player because his all around coverage skills are much better than Bucannon's, but if you want an intemidating, in-the-box, hard-hitting presence on our defense, Bucannon is that guy. His instincts are very good, and he attacks the ball with a ferocisness that can't be taught. He isn't a terrific coverage safety, but he does have pretty good ball-flight insticts and improved that part of his game during the 2013 season. I think he could fill a huge void in our defense, and although I do think that the first round is too early for him, it wouldn't shock me if a team reaches for him there. I wouldn't put it past BB, if he thinks he can play to his strengths and limit his deep coverage responsibilities. I don't want to make him sound like he can't cover at all, because he does run a 4.5, but no one is mistaking him for an elite center-fielder. I think he is a sleeper to come off the board late first, and a near lock to be gone by the end of the 2nd.
Always like seeing this type of report from guys who have seen a lot of a player. Matches up with what I've been reading on him.
BB has said in first and for the most part you want guys who are 4 down players. In the type of D Pats will probably will be playing with the CBs I think Buccannan can be a 4 down guy because of the scheme.
I wouldn't be shocked with him going 28 to 40 range. Kam Chancellor better player but has similar tag better enforcer than cover S, copy cat league great corners intimidating S head hunter.
Yeah, Chancellor's performance in the SB really helped Bucannon's stock. He should probably send him a Thank You card. If you have a capable FS who can cover the deep-middle effectively, and good coverage CBs outside, then a guy like Bucannon/Chancellor can really be effective and aggressive. Seattle obviously has those pieces (Earl Thomas/Sherman/Maxwell), and I think we do too in Revis, McCourty, Browner/Dennard/Ryan. I'd love to get Bucannon somewhere in the 2nd (Trade back?)