Video: Vernon Hargreaves III High School HighlightsVernon Hargreaves III
might find himself headed back to the city where he starred as an elite
prep defensive back. Buccaneers fans should know his name soon.
Hargreaves is expected to be the first cornerback off the board. The 5-foot-10, 204-pound junior attended Wharton (Tampa, Fla.)
where he was named the Class 8A State Defensive Player of the Year
after recording 110 tackles with five interceptions. His teams went 14-9
in his junior and senior seasons combined with two playoff appearances.See high school footage of 25 of the best players in this year's draft
immediate contributor as a freshman at Florida, Hargreaves earned third
team all-American honors in his first season and was first team as a
sophomore and junior. He intercepted four passes his junior season with
Although not one of the fastest cornerbacks in the
draft (he ran a 4.5-second 40-yard dash), Hargreaves earns a top ranking
due to his physical play and his ability to help out on the run and
make plays blitzing the quarterback.