In both the 5th and 6th rounds, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers selected West Virginia Mountaineer players. First it was Najee Goode and linebacker and then Keith Tandy joined him. Based on scouting reports, Tandy seems to have great ability playing within zone coverage but lacks in man cover skills. The 5’10” -197 lb. Senior was cemented his position as a starter in 2009 and never looked back. He led the team in interceptions (6) in 2010, finishing 5th on the team with 57 tackles while adding 11 passes defended. In 2011, Tandy racked up 64 tackles with 4 interceptions and 9 passes defended.
Reports have Tandy as a very physical corner who could easily be turned into a safety because of his style. That said, scouting reports state he has the potential to be a very good corner in the NFL with the right coaching. The benefit here is Tandy does not need to develop immediately. He will have time to develop and learn from Ron Cooper and veterans Ronde Barber and Eric Wright. He will most likely see extensive time on special teams this season, making his contribution while honing his coverage skills. The fact he could be a natural fit at safety adds value as a backup plan should Cody Grimm fall to injury once again this year.