Buffalo Bills Draft Prospects: Safety


The Buffalo Bills are in a position where they have some players at the safety position but could use another stand out guy alongside Aaron Williams. They lost Jairus Byrd last year and had Da’Norris Searcy step in, without issue.  Searcy is now gone so there is another opening that needs to be filled again in the defensive backfield.

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Aaron Williams is their anchor when it comes to the defensive backfield and with Da’Norris Searcy leaving, there is a hole next to Williams for the other safety position.

The Buffalo Bills have a couple of guys that are capable of stepping in, but maybe only for a short period of time and would not be considered starters.  Aaron Williams is considered a hybrid safety, meaning that he is able to play either free safety or strong safety.  Duke Williams is also set up the same way and is very similar to Aaron Williams in style of play so that both of them on the field will yeild a ton of options as to who is blitzing and who is covering.  Chaos could be a good thing there.

Jonathan and Meeks and Kenny Ladler, round out the safety position for the Buffalo Bills and there is not much there for Meeks as far as a starter goes.  Ladler will compete but I think he might still be a year or two away from starting.

I would think that the Buffalo Bills would move Corey Graham into a safety position before Meeks or Ladler come in, and that is if Duke Williams is beat out of the starting job.

The Buffalo Bills should look at bringing in another safety, whether it be through free agency or the draft to add to the competition for the 1 spot next to Aaron Williams.  There is no clear cut winner for that position and more options is not necessarily a bad thing for them either.

We will take a look, over the next couple of days at some of the possibilities for the safety position that the Buffalo Bills could take a look at to add some competition.

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