Heading into the draft, with Demetrius Bell still drifting out in free agency, Buffalo has a pressing positional need at left tackle. Appearing on SiriusXM NFL Radio, Bills GM Buddy Nix didn’t deny the need even indicating they may dip into the offensive tackle talent pool more than once in late April.
“Depth at tackle is problem,” said Nix. “We’ve got depth inside. We’ve got guards and centers that can play in there. Last year we lost two left tackles and Levitre moved out there and he did a commendable job, but we’ve got to have at least one top tackle in the draft and another guy that we can develop.”
Nix believes there are “two or three” offensive tackles in the draft class that can start on day one. He obviously would not divulge the names of those prospects. What’s interesting is the Bills GM may it sound as if the club may take a second tackle in the draft even if they take one early.
“We’ve got some guys that would hopefully be second or third round guys that we think in one year can be a starter for you,” said Nix. ‘It’s not bad for tackles.”
Tags: 2012 NFL draft, Buddy Nix, Demetrius Bell, offensive tackle
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