Vernon Hargreaves, the first-round pick | S1, Episode 6

Vernon Hargreaves, the first-round pick | S1, Episode 6

Draft Season: SI's NFL draft miniseries - May 5, 2016 - 22:46

It takes a special temperament to handle the scrutiny of draft season with style and grace. For Vernon Hargreaves III, a cornerback out of Florida, the cool came naturally. The 11th overall pick by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Hargreaves has long looked and acted like a first-rounder. In the final episode of Draft Season, SI’s Joan Niesen visits with Hargreaves on draft day as he lands with his hometown team. While he couldn't have dreamed of a better spot, the journey to that point was anything but perfect.

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