Buffalo Bills: Top roster questions entering minicamp this week

ORCHARD PARK, NY - SEPTEMBER 13: Dawson Knox #88 of the Buffalo Bills runs the ball after a catch against the New York Jets at Bills Stadium on September 13, 2020 in Orchard Park, New York. Bills beat the Jets 27 to 17. (Photo by Timothy T Ludwig/Getty Images)
ORCHARD PARK, NY - SEPTEMBER 13: Dawson Knox #88 of the Buffalo Bills runs the ball after a catch against the New York Jets at Bills Stadium on September 13, 2020 in Orchard Park, New York. Bills beat the Jets 27 to 17. (Photo by Timothy T Ludwig/Getty Images) /
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EAST RUTHERFORD, NEW JERSEY – OCTOBER 25: Dane Jackson #30 of the Buffalo Bills celebrates with teammates after intercepting a pass by quarterback Sam Darnold #14 of the New York Jets in the second quarter of the game at MetLife Stadium on October 25, 2020 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images) /

Cornerback – Can Dane Jackson earn the starting job?

The cornerback position is an annual offseason discussion since Sean McDermott has taken over as head coach. The team was fortunate enough to draft Tre’Davious White in McDermott’s first year in 2017 however the other starting job has seemingly been up for grabs before every season.

This year, the two main competitors are Levi Wallace, who started 12 games last season, and Dane Jackson, who was a seventh-round pick in 2020. Jackson spent most of the season on the practice squad but did get some opportunities over the course of the year and played in five games while starting two of those.

While Dane Jackson won’t necessarily be able to win the starting job during minicamp, he can put himself in a great position going into training camp with a good week. At this point, the coaching staff should feel comfortable with Wallace as the starter but would like to find someone who could push him or surpass him on the depth chart.