Leading up to the 2016 draft, the Buccaneers spent a lot of draft resources to look at Vernon Hargreaves. The team needed to improve their secondary and Hargreaves was a local boy, coming from the University of Florida. As the saying goes, they were on him like white on rice. Jason Licht targeted him right away and was thrilled to make him his first pick of the 2016 draft.
It was a tough year for the young player. He was the only cornerback to allow more than 1,000 yards receiving to his opponents. Hargreaves was targeted early and often, which was expected with veteran Brent Grimes on the other side of the field.