Inside The Bills

King tips hat to Nix

Posted by Chris Brown on April 30, 2012 – 9:30 am

SI.com’s Peter King in his Monday Morning QB Column offered a tip of the hat to Bills GM Buddy Nix for his work over the weekend in the 2012 NFL draft.

King handed he and San Francisco GM Trent Baalke the GM of the weekend award. Here’s what he wrote.

GM of the weekend (tie): Trent Baalke, San Francisco; Buddy Nix, Buffalo. I detailed Baalke’s multiple moves to set up the Niners as a power player in the 2013 draft. And getting LaMichael James late in the second round gives Jim Harbaugh the home-run back he hasn’t had in an offense that needs a threat like that. As for Nix, who rebuilt his defensive end position in free agency (Mario Williams, Mark Anderson), he bought a new secondary over the weekend, with first- and fourth-round corners (Stephon Gilmore and Ron Brooks) who will become starting and nickel corners, respectively.

The key to Buffalo’s draft could end up being offensive tackle Zebrie Sanders, a fifth-round tackle from Florida State who started at age 18 in the ACC, and started 50 games in college. Cordy Glenn and Sanders one day could make this a great draft.


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