Cornerback: Levi Wallace
The Buffalo Bills have been vocal in saying that there is an open competition for the #2 cornerback spot between Dane Jackson and Levi Wallace. If that is the case, then Levi Wallace is winning that competition.
The veteran continued his impressive camp with an impressive preseason performance, making an impressive pass breakup in the end zone towards the end of the first quarter. He’s not the most athletic player but Wallace continues to improve his technique and continues to make plays when it counts.
Safety: Josh Thomas
With Micah Hyde and Jordan Poyer both out it was an opportunity for seldom seen safeties on the Bills roster to make their presences felt. Notably, Josh Thomas started the game which would suggest he is currently the team’s second-string strong safety ahead of Damar Hamlin and Jaquan Johnson.
Thomas looked comfortable in Leslie Frazier’s defensive scheme and came up from his safety position to make some nice plays in run support. Josh Thomas is a name to look out for on the 53 man roster and the backup safety competition should be one of the more intriguing battles throughout the rest of camp.
Special Teams: Tyler Bass
Kicker Tyler Bass carried over his hot streak from the end of last year, converting all 4 of his kick opportunities on Friday night including a 50-yard field goal and the eventual game-winning field goal.
From Week 10 and on last year Bass made 14 out of 14 field-goal attempts and 31 out of 32 extra points. He is starting to border on automatic which is exactly what you want and expect out of a kicker you used a draft pick on.