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Why a CB or 2 in draft expected

Posted by Chris Brown on April 18, 2012 – 3:50 pm

The Bills might not take a cornerback in the first round in this year’s NFL draft, but here’s why Bills fans should expect at least one and possibly two to be taken by Buffalo next weekend.

Bills GM Buddy Nix at the team’s draft luncheon Wednesday outlined the problems the secondary ran into the past few years when injuries struck the unit.

“We can’t get caught… I don’t want to get us in a position that we were in last year and the year before where if we get one hurt that it’s a big problem,” he said. “You lose the ability to compete, so we’re going to try to fix that. We do need some depth in some places in the secondary and you’d always like to have a shut down corner that you can get and put over there to start with and not worry about that side. We will try to add some secondary guys.”

Bills Director of College Scouting, Chuck Cook, gave indication that Buffalo could afford to wait a bit to add cornerbacks to their roster in next week’s draft speaking on the depth of the class this year.

“I really think the depth is good and you never know what we do early, but from the second to the fourth we stack our board and we’re going to take the best player available regardless of position, but we’re hoping to get a few corners in that second to fourth too,” he said.


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