Buffalo Bills: 5 CFL players who should be brought in for a tryout
Simoni Lawrence – Linebacker
Since the selection of Tremaine Edmunds, the Buffalo Bills linebacking core been one of the many highlights of the defense. Though, in a season where the stability of any and all positions are hanging in the balance of due to COVID-19 concerns, bring in linebacking depth could be welcomed.
For that depth, the Bills currently had a good mix of talent and experience with Edmunds, Matt Milano, A.J. Klein and Tyler Matakevich. Though too much depth is never considered a bad thing and for that reason, it would be worthwhile looking at Tiger-Cat linebacker, Simoni Lawerence.
Lawrence, 31, has been the best linebacker for the Tiger-Cats and arguably one of the best in the league. Racking up 98 total tackles and three interceptions on the 2019 season, his play in the secondary helped the Ticats secure a Grey Cup appearance.
Though Lawrence certainly performers on the field, his personality would be another huge addition to the Buffalo Bills as he is a very intense but happy individual who always has a smile on his face. Though that may seem like a dismissible reason to bring a player in, locker room chemistry and team morale are just as important as bringing in players who can get the job done. Without cohesion and focus towards a common goal, even the most talented team can get caught up and underperform.
Lawerence’s play style replicates that of Edmunds where there is very little regard for anything other than making a bone-crackling hit or a play on the ball. The complementary play style of Lawrence would fit right into the Bills linebacking core and his addition could bolster an already terrifying unit.