Vernon Hargreaves, the No. 11 pick in the 2016 draft, was the most experienced cornerback on the Buccaneers roster, until yesterday when he was given the pink slip. He had started all nine of Tampa Bay’s games this season, contributing 40 tackles and one interception, on which he scored a 15-yard touchdown. He also broke up four passes, but now can be claimed at 4:00pm today Eastern Time. I wanted to talk about five teams that would be a good pick for the 24 year old corner.
Miami Dolphins – They have filled their 2019 roster by making 14 waiver wire claims, adding talents such as Taco Charlton, Steven Parker, Ken Crawley and Avery Moss already, so why not add a 15? The Dolphins have cap space, they have a top 5 pick in the waiver wire order and the option to land a player who many not fill the void of Minkah Fitzpatrick but definitely cost less.
New York Jets – The Jets are another team that definitely could use Hargreaves. They too have a top 10 pick in the waiver order. With Trumaine Johnson on I/R and with him likely getting cut in the off-season the Jets will need to do something to find a solid corner. Hargreaves is a guy that has potential but just has not shined in his system. He could shine for the Jets.
Washington Redskins – The Redskins do not have a real sense of direction right now, but why wouldn’t they put in a waiver wire claim for Hargreaves? Josh Norman is likely gone this off-season and they have some solid players in their secondary, but take a flier on a kid and see if he turns out to be something.
Buffalo Bills – Bills have a late waiver wire claim but I would not be shocked to see them at least put in a claim. The Bills have cap space and are not afraid to claim a player like Hargreaves who has youth and high draft stature. Remember Kevin Johnson who they signed the former Texans first rounder. If he falls I would not be shocked to see the Bills swoop him up.
New York Giants – The Giants are one of those teams that continues to fight week in and week out and they are in the same spot at the Redskins. Janoris Jenkins is likely gone and they can get a guy with youth. They have a high waiver wire pick as well, I mean it cannot hurt.
To be honest, at the end of the day, I would be shocked if Hargreaves is not on a team.