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Nix on DE and CB depth in draft

Posted by Chris Brown on March 2, 2012 – 2:57 pm

Bills GM Buddy Nix believes there’s depth at the defensive end position in the draft, he’s just not so sure it’s there at the top of the board.

Appearing on Bills flagship station WGR Sportsradio 550, Nix addressed the depth of both the defensive end and cornerback positions in this year’s draft pool.

“I think corners are really deep in this draft,” said Nix. “I think there will be some worthy of the 10th pick and some in the mid-rounds. Defensive end for us you question, you get a little nervous with the 10th pick, but in the mid-rounds it’s as deep as I’ve seen it. So from the second round on there will be some guys that can come in and help you quick.”

When asked what made him nervous with defensive end possibilities at 10, Nix offered the following.

“There’s just some things that you overanalyze probably and worry about like height and arm length and the bottom line is you’ve got to make yourself come back to production and if he’s always done it there’s a good chance he’ll do it again,” said Nix.

South Carolina’s Melvin Ingram and Alabama’s Courtney Upshaw have been frequent mentions in that range of the draft by some so called experts, but both are on the shorter side with both around 6’1″. Nix did mention that he felt Ingram and Memphis’ Dontari Poe had two of the better workouts at the Combine last week.

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