Inside The Bills

Lankster has a chance

Posted by Chris Brown on July 7, 2009 – 2:43 pm

The Bills process of signing their draft class began in earnest Tuesday with the two cornerbacks inking deals, one of whom could be a surprising talent come training camp.

Seventh-round pick Ellis Lankster was one of the best performing rookies in the spring practices. He was a good anticipator with good feet and ball skills.

What we all need to keep in mind however, is that the game changes when the pads go on and some defensive backs can play as effectively when the nature of play becomes more physical.

Jabari Greer struggled with that his first couple of years. He’d have a monster spring and then have his struggles when the pads went on before bulking up a bit more a couple of years ago and blossoming.

Lankster however, is a solid 5’9″ and 190 pounds. He’s well built. He’s one of the young players I’m eager to see in a more realistic football setting. I think he’s got a legit chance.


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