Buffalo Bills Mock Draft: A trade for Derrick Henry creates madness
By Ryan Heckman
The Bills should be pretty well set at cornerback, for the most part. But, banking on Tre’Davious White being the same guy after a major injury wasn’t always in the cards. It took White a while to get back to form last year, and beyond White, the Bills had a mixed bag at cornerback.
Adding talent at this position is extremely underrated, especially because many teams are one injury away from having a serious liability at cornerback these days. The best player on the board here, at pick 139, is Illinois’ Jartavius Martin.
At 5-foot-11 and 194 pounds, Martin is a stronger build and offers exceptional positional versatility. With the ability to play corner or safety, Martin can line up just about anywhere. He actually projects best as a nickel type, but the Bills would have the luxury of getting creative with his playing style.
Martin isn’t the most well-versed in play recognition, but for that reason he isn’t suited to be an every-down, outside corner. He’s a fluid, smooth player that reacts well and would be a great reserve at nickel, and could even blossom into a starter down the line.