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Darby gets Def. POW nod from MMQB

Posted by Chris Brown on November 17, 2015 – 10:08 am

In Peter King’s Monday Morning Quarterback Column a Bills cornerback is one of the two winners for Defensive Player of the Week for Week 10 action.

Rookie CB Ronald Darby was named one of King’s defensive players of the week. Here’s what he wrote on Buffalo’s second-round pick.

DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK

Ronald Darby, cornerback, Buffalo. Through nine games, this strong contender for defensive rookie of the year already has the Bills’ rookie record for passes defensed (18) after a stellar game in the Meadowlands on Thursday night. The 50th pick of the 2015 draft is so feisty, so competitive, so unafraid, that it’s surprising so many corner-hungry teams passed on him last spring. Darby deflected three Ryan Fitzpatrick passes and played physically on Jets receivers all night in Buffalo’s 22-17 win.

King also referenced Darby in his ’10 Things I Think’ as he clearly came away impressed after watching Darby, and Stephon Gilmore for that matter, capably defend the Jets big wideouts last Thursday night. Here was his synopsis.

8. I think Ronald Darby is one of the most pro-ready defensive players I’ve seen come into the NFL in years. He’s physical, he’s a clinging defender, and he’s really competitive. What a great pick by Buffalo GM Doug Whaley, nabbing Darby with the 50th pick last spring. How were seven corners picked before Darby?


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