According to Bleacher Report, the move the Buffalo Bills still need to make is add another cornerback.
Entering this offseason, the cornerback position opposite Tre’Davious White was one of the bigger needs the Buffalo Bills had to address this offseason. Last year, Levi Wallace was the starter but the coaching staff started to give Kevin Johnson more playing time as the season went on.
However, Johnson was a free agent after the year and he was not brought back. Instead, the Bills added veterans Josh Norman and E.J. Gaines and drafted Dane Jackson in the seventh round. The issue is that none are clear upgrades over Wallace as Norman has struggled during his time with the Washington Redskins and Gaines has struggled with injuries, and has yet to play a full 16-game season in his six-year career.
Due to the fact that there is this uncertainty at the position, it makes sense that Brent Sobleski of the Bleacher Report would have the Bills signing Darqueze Dennard as the one move the team still has to make.
"The Buffalo Bills are positioned well to finally knock the New England Patriots off the throne and claim an AFC East division crown for the first time since 1995.General manager Brandon Beane and head coach Sean McDermott continue to build a competitive roster that reflects their identity.One position remains a slight sticking point. The cornerback spot opposite Tre’Davious White could use a boost.Levi Wallace is a capable defensive back and Buffalo signed Josh Norman this offseason, but free agent Darqueze Dennard can come in and play both outside and nickel corner to give the coaching staff more options to build on what’s already one of the league’s best all-around secondaries."
One of the biggest reasons this makes sense for the Buffalo Bills is the versatility Dennard brings to the position. As Sobleski notes, Dennard can play both outside as well as nickel. The fact the Bills could add an experienced player that can line up in either position would be a nice boost to their depth.
While there is questions at the outside cornerback position, Taron Johnson has played pretty well at nickel for the Bills. However, similar to Gaines, he has struggled to stay healthy and has missed nine games over the past two years.
At this point in the offseason, the Buffalo Bills could find themselves a steal with the addition of Dennard based on the contract. From Dennard’s perspective, he won’t be handed a starting role joining the team but in any training camp competition would have to be considered a favorite.
While Josh Norman believes he is going to have a bounce back year in 2020, adding a player like Dennard as insurance isn’t necessarily a bad thing.