The Bills kept their focus on the defensive side of the ball and selected safety Da’Norris Searcy out of North Carolina. Searcy started 9 games for a tremendously talented Tar Heel defense. Leading the team in interceptions with 4 and 9 pass breakups. Searcy’s other production numbers were not as impressive as he had limited tackles from the safety position but this was mainly due to a tremendous group of linebackers taking the share of opportunities. At the combine Searcy raised his draft stock by leading all defensive backs with 27 bench reps and additionally showing good explosiveness in drills. Searcy brings experience on special teams as both a punt and kickoff returner, and should be an instant contributor on coverage units for the Bills as he has solid open field tackling technique.
While the Bills have to continued to bolster their defense through the draft, they are still yet to address the OLB position and hopefully can find that edge rusher that all 3-4 defenses need.