Many Bills fans complain that Buffalo takes way too many defensive backs each year in the draft…this won’t help. Buffalo has selected Richmond cornerback Justin Rogers in the 7th round of the 2011 edition of the draft with the 206th overall pick.
Rogers has plenty of positives for a 7th-round selection. His cover skills are decent enough for this stage in the draft, and he has all the intelligence and football smarts one could hope for. His speed is also right where you would want for a corner. Rogers could also contribute on special teams right away.
The downside to Rogers comes with his physical attributes. He’s very slight for an NFL-caliber defensive back and may have to bulk up a bit. His top-end speed is fine, but he’s not particularly quick. Basically, he’s not going to blow anyone athletically.
I think it’s clear the Buffalo front office is concerned about depth in the defensive backfield. That’s fair, considering the impending free agency of Donte Whitner and Drayton Florence as well as Terrence McGee’s age.
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