Vernon Hargreaves
Vernon Hargreaves
24-Year-Old CornerbackCB
 Free Agent  
Free Agent
2019 Fantasy Outlook
Three seasons after being nabbed with the 11th overall pick in 2016, Hargreaves has 125 tackles across 26 NFL games, but just one interception. Moreover, the elevated number of stops speak as much to how high a catch rate Hargreaves has allowed as it does to his ability to wrap up effectively. The former Gator clearly struggled at times with the zone coverage he was often asked to play during his first two seasons, but the light appeared to be coming on for him last summer while being deployed more often in the slot. Then, Hargreaves suffered what turned out to be a season-ending shoulder injury Week 1, the latest frustrating chapter in his pro career. New defensive coordinator Todd Bowles will ask his corners to play much more of a press-heavy scheme, which seemingly suits Hargreaves' skill set well. However, he'll ultimately have to prove his worth on the field ahead of the 2019 season to have a chance at finding the success that's eluded him to this point. Read Past Outlooks
$Released by the Texans in February of 2020.
Cut loose by Houston
CBFree Agent
February 14, 2020
Hargreaves was released by the Texans on Friday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
ANALYSIS
Hargreaves entered the NFL in 2016 as a No. 11 overall pick with Tampa Bay. He was never consistent in coverage and also struggled with injuries, eventually getting waived this past November. The Texans put in a waiver claim and then gave Hargreaves regular run in their injury-riddled secondary, but he didn't show nearly enough to justify the $9.9 million price tag on his fifth-year contract option for 2020. Given that he's a first-round pick and still only 24 years old, Hargreaves should draw some interest on the open market, even if it's for backup work rather than a starting role.
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Measurables Review
How do Vernon Hargreaves' measurables compare to other cornerbacks?
This section compares his draft workout metrics with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average.
Height
5' 10"
 
Weight
204 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash
4.50 sec
 
Shuttle Time
3.98 sec
 
Vertical Jump
39.0 in
 
Broad Jump
130 in
 
Bench Press
15 reps
 
Hand Length
8.75 in
 
Arm Length
30.63 in
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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2016
Heading into his third season, Hargreaves is getting precariously close to put-up-or-shut-up time. A 2015 first-round pick, he's fallen woefully short on the playmaking end over his first pair of campaigns. The former UF standout has all of one interception to his name over his first 25 NFL contests, and his sophomore season was disappointingly curtailed by a Week 10 hamstring injury. From the glass-half-full perspective, Hargreaves has proven to be an adept tackler while compiling 118 career stops, but it's worth noting a certain number of those have come due to the high success rate quarterbacks have enjoyed when targeting him. Another robust tackle total - by cornerback standards - could once again be a part of Hargreaves' IDP profile in 2018. Additionally, given he displayed some ball-hawking skills during his three college seasons by snagging 10 interceptions, Hargreaves could finally be due for a few picks if he can remain healthy for the entirety of the season.
Hargreaves was highly regarded coming out of last year's draft and early returns seemed to validate the accolades. The former Florida Gator progressively improved throughout training camp and preseason, eventually unseating veteran Alterraun Verner for the starting cornerback job. However, Hargreaves experienced some ups and downs once the live bullets started flying and finished with just two turnovers (one interception, one forced fumble), along with 76 tackles (68 solo) and nine passes defensed. Head coach Dirk Koetter has already made clear that he expects the second-year corner to be much more aggressive in 2017, setting the stage for what could be a breakout IDP campaign for the 2016 first-round pick.
The No. 11 overall pick in the 2016 draft, Hargreaves has been impressing since first stepping on the field for the Bucs in the offseason. The UF product has already vaulted into the slot corner spot on the nickel defense, with Bucs coaches confident in his ability to eventually play the inside and outside with equal proficiency. Hargreaves figures to receive significant time against three-receiver sets at a minimum and could conceivably work his way into the starting lineup at some point in the 2016 campaign. For the time being, his IDP value figures to be somewhat capped by not being a part of the standard defense, but his outlook could notably improve if he moves up the depth chart.
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Decision time for Houston
CBHouston Texans
January 25, 2020
Hargreaves had a combined 61 tackles, six passes defensed, one interception, one touchdown and one fumble recovery in 15 games between Tampa Bay and Houston in 2019.
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Five stops in Texans debut
CBHouston Texans
November 21, 2019
Hargreaves generated five tackles (three solo) and a pass breakup in Thursday's 20-17 win over the Colts.
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Expected to play Thursday
CBHouston Texans
November 20, 2019
Hargreaves is expected to make his debut for Houston in Thursday's game against the Colts, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.
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Inactive for Week 11
CBHouston Texans
Coach's Decision
November 17, 2019
Hargreaves (coach's decision) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Ravens.
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Claimed by Houston
CBHouston Texans
November 13, 2019
Hargreaves was claimed off waivers by the Texans on Wednesday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
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