Hargreaves Named to PFWA's All-Rookie Team

Hargreaves Named to PFWA's All-Rookie Team

On Tuesday, the Pro Football Writers of America announced that Buccaneers cornerback Vernon Hargreaves had been named to their All-Rookie team for his performance in 2016. Hargreaves was one of just two cornerbacks selected, along with Jacksonville’s Jalen Ramsey.

The Buccaneers’ first-round draft pick started all 16 games and was on the field for nearly every one of the team’s defensive snaps. Lavonte David was the only Buccaneer defender to play more in 2016. He recorded 76 tackles, nine passes defensed, an interception and a forced fumble during his rookie season.

Hargreaves was just the fifth rookie defensive back in Buccaneer history to start 16 games. His nine passes defensed were the most by a Buccaneer cornerback since 2010 and he is the first Tampa Bay corner to be selected to the PFWA’s All-Rookie team since Donnie Abraham in 1996.

The announcement came just one day after the PFWA unveiled their All-Pro and All-NFC team, which included one notable omission – Bucs wide receiver Mike Evans. Evans was selected as an All-NFL by the Associated Press and to this year’s Pro Bowl, by was passed over for Atlanta’s Julio Jones and Pittsburgh’s Antonio Brown for the PFAW’s All-NFL team. Jones and New York’s Odell Beckham were picked for their All-NFC team.

For the full list of their All-Rookie team, click HERE.


Published at Tue, 17 Jan 2017 18:45:48 +0000