Having successfully addressed their three primary needs on the first two days of the draft, Buffalo’s personnel department can now breathe a bit easier.
“I’ll sleep better tonight than I did last night,” said Bills GM Buddy Nix after taking a cornerback, offensive tackle and wide receiver in the first three rounds. ”I think we all feel better about it. You always have to wait and see how they pan out and that kind of thing, but we have a chance for these guys to really help us.”
Nix knows the longer you wait to address your chief positional needs the longer the player you drafted will take to fill the role.
“Once you get too far down in the draft it’s going to take time to develop a guy,” he said. ”There are a lot of good players late in the draft, but it takes time with them. These guys (we drafted) they’re going to have to earn their spot, but that’s Chan’s philosophy. That’s the way we do it, but these guys got a chance to play a long time I think.”
Buffalo can truly go for the best player on the board the rest of the way if they choose. They’ve got six picks remaining with two in the fourth and two in the fifth.
Tags: 2012 NFL draft, Buddy Nix
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