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Depth at OT?

Posted by Chris Brown on April 19, 2012 – 12:04 pm

Bills GM Buddy Nix talked a lot at the team’s draft luncheon this week about the depth of the wide receiver and cornerback class, but what about the depth at offensive tackle? Nix provided an answer Thursday.

Appearing on Bills flagship station WGR Sportsradio 550, Nix when asked about the depth at the offensive tackle position this year offered the following.

“I think it’s better than a lot of people say it is and better than it normally is,” he said. “Normally you’ve got three or four guys that you think can come in and play and we think there might be twice as many this year. So we’ve got a chance to get one. If we don’t get one at 10 we’ve got a chance to get one after that.”

What fans need to remember is just what caliber of offensive tackle must your team need? If they need a plug and play starting left tackle, it’s unlikely that you’ll find one beyond round one. If you can afford to wait a year for your offensive tackle prospect to develop into a starter then you can wait until round two to take one.

While Nix and the Bills may be able to get a capable offensive tackle in round two if they don’t get one in round one, it’s more unlikely that they’re going to challenge for the starting job on the blind side as a rookie.

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