Over the weekend we mentioned how on MMQB’s All-Emerge Team, LB Kiko Alonso was prominently mentioned. There was another up and coming Bills player, who was given even more praise.
CB Stephon Gilmore was highly praised despite a frustrating season that was compromised by a broken wrist that required surgery and kept him out of the lineup for most of the first half of the season. Here’s what was written about Gilmore as MMQB believes he could be one of the top three cornerbacks in the NFL by the time 2014 is over.
Stephon Gilmore, Bills
The popular cornerback debate is Revis or Sherman? By this time next year, it will be Revis, Sherman or Gilmore? Gilmore is lanky, strong and pliable. His 2012 rookie season was every bit as impressive as Revis’s 2007 rookie season. The only difference was Gilmore played in the quieter part of New York. Almost half of Gilmore’s 2013 sophomore season was lost to a wrist injury, but after he got back to 100 percent, he was soon used as a Cover-0 corner on the left side. This season, expect Gilmore, who is more of a stopper than ball-hawk, to be a Cover-0 corner all over the field, following the opponent’s No. 1 receiver.
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