1. Kevin Johnson, CB
The Buffalo Bills have done a good job picking up early-round picks that didn’t work at their first stop. We already looked at Jordan Phillips who is set to hit free agency in the offseason after being claimed by the Bills last season. Now, we look at cornerback Kevin Johnson was picked in the first round of the 2015 NFL Draft by the Houston Texans.
Johnson struggled with health and consistency during his tenure with the Texans and was cut in March of this year. Six days after being let go, he signed a one-year deal with the Bills and has found a role in their defense. After 12 games, Johnson has 20 tackles and one sack.
His numbers won’t jump off the page but he’s been one of the better corners on the field for Buffalo. While he doesn’t seem likely to reach the lofty status he had when coming into the league, Johnson is a good coverage corner with excellent size.
With the Bills needing to improve their offense in the coming draft, it would be smart to keep Johnson locked up so they at least have serviceable corners in 2020.
Plus, he’s not likely to cost the team too much in order to keep since he still hasn’t become a starter for them — although he surely could if he was ever asked to.