Bills Select Texas CB Aaron Williams

With their second round selection, 34th overall, the Buffalo Bills have selected Texas cornerback Aaron Williams.

I’ve said before cornerback was an area of concern for the Bills and Buddy Nix wastes no time addressing the issue.  Drayton Florence and Ashton Youboty are scheduled to become free agents.  Terrence McGee is 30 and has been plagued by injuries the past two seasons, while former first round choice Leodis McKelvin has been largely uninspiring in his few seasons so far in Buffalo. 

Williams, a junior, is a big (6’0″, 204 pounds), fluid cornerback that has also projects as a possibile at free safety. He has an excellent all-around game, as he can play both the pass and press coverage, while helping in the running game.

Two picks in the books for Buffalo and they go defense with both.   They have plenty of needs on the defensive side of the ball, giving up over 26 points per game last season.  Perhaps a bit surprising the Bills opted for Williams over linebackers Akeem Ayers and Martez Wilson.  The Bills also passed on a trio of quarterbacks:  Andy Dalton, Colin Kaepernick and Ryan Mallet.  In need of multiple pass rushers, Buffalo bypassed another big name, Clemson defensive end Da’quan Bowers. 

Good marks to Nix, again.  I like Williams and given the unknown in the secondary and the expected departure of Donte Whitner, the Bills grabbed themselves some much needed insurance.


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