All 2023 Draft prospects linked to Buffalo Bills, who to know

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Linebackers and Defensive Backs linked to the Buffalo Bills

Quan Martin: Illinois cornerback, Quan Martin, made a top-30 visit to Buffalo, according to Ian Rapoport. NFL analyst Lance Zierlein labels Martin as a versatile cornerback/safety prospect. In five seasons at Illinois, Martin totaled 225 tackles, 22 passes defended, seven interceptions, and three forced fumbles.

Dee Winters: TCU linebacker Dee Winters said that he had an excellent meeting with the Bills at the Senior Bowl, as reported by a Bills’ content creator, BillsDieHard on Instagram. Winters stands at 5’11” 227lbs, and ran a 4.49 forty-yard dash. In four seasons at TCU, Winters totaled 246 tackles, 33.5 tackles for loss, 12.5 sacks, three interceptions, and seven passes defended.

Deonte Banks: Banks went on a top-30 visit to Buffalo, according to Ian Rapoport. Banks has good height for a corner at 6’1″ and speed; he ran a 4.35 40-yard dash at the combine. However, he did not log big stats over his four years at Maryland.

Christian Young: MLFootball reported, that Arizona Safety, Christian Young, had drawn a lot of interest from the Bills. It was also reported that the Bills held a private workout with Young in Arizona. Young is a bigger defensive back at 6’3″ and 228 lbs, and projects as a hybrid linebacker.

Jordan Battle: The Bills have their All-Pro safety duo back together, but that didn’t stop them from hosting one of the best safety prospects for a visit. Jordan Schultz reported the visit of the 6’1″ 209lbs former Alabama safety. Battle would be a top-notch player to gear up to take over in a year or two, for Micah Hyde and Jordan Poyer.

Trenton Simpson: Nick Wojton of the BillsWire has reported that the Bills have had pre-draft contact with linebacker Trenton Simpson. The former Clemson Tiger is a consensus top-three linebacker in the draft, and some analysts have him as the best one. The 6’2″ 235lbs linebacker compiled 165 total tackles, 23 tackles for loss, 13 sacks, three forced fumbles, and five passes defended, in three seasons. Simpson has plenty of athleticism and natural talent that is sure to have made an impression on Sean McDermott and Brandon Beane.