5 early storylines emerging from Buffalo Bills training camp
By Theo Bachman
What does Kaiir Elam do for the ceiling of this secondary?
This Bills secondary has been elite for the past couple of years, despite having a “weakness” at cornerback #2. Levi Wallace never lost the Bills games, but he had his limitations as an undrafted free agent. The Bills used their first-round pick in 2022 on Florida corner Kaiir Elam, a long and physical corner who seems like an ideal fit for a press zone scheme.
Elam could leave this Bills secondary without weaknesses if he lives up to his draft capital. Elam was rarely targeted in college (just 35 targets his senior year) but will likely see a heavy dose of targets in the NFL playing next to All-Pro Tre’Davious White and one of the best slot corners in the league Taron Johnson. Forcing teams to target Elam is something that I think will work out in the Buffalo Bills’ favor.
With those corners mentioned above and two Pro Bowl safeties on paper, the Buffalo Bills’ secondary could be truly special. However, I mentioned earlier how Sean McDermott is all about loyalty, and in this position battle, Elam will have to earn snaps over Dane Jackson, who is no slouch.
All in all, competition is never a bad thing. This Bills secondary has been elite for years, and Bills fans should be very excited about the possibility of it being even better in 2022.
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Another thing worth monitoring for Bills fans will be the rehab of Tre’Davious White as he recovers from his torn ACL suffered last Thanksgiving. On day 2 of Bills camp, he was seen jumping around on that left knee and doing some sprints.