Buffalo Bills: Top 5 targets in first round of NFL Draft after start of free agency

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3. Javon Bullard  — Safety/Cornerback, Georgia

In a relatively thin safety class, Georgia's Javon Bullard could be the best.

Bullard is slightly undersized at 5'10", 198 pounds, but he plays a lot bigger than he looks. Not only is Bullard confident attacking the opposing team's ball carrier, but he possesses the speed and agility to cover opposing team's wide receivers in man and zone coverage.

Considering the Bills current depth chart at free safety is a toss-up between Cam Lewis and Damar Hamlin, it's no secret that Buffalo is in need of its Micah Hyde replacement, as Hyde looks ready to retire from the NFL.

Bullard can be that replacement because he's a perfect fit for Buffalo's defensive system.

After playing nickel corner for two seasons with the Bulldogs, he transitioned to free safety for 2023. Having seen some success in both spots, Bullard's versatility makes him an intriguing prospect for any team's secondary. In fact, he's similar to the Bills current All-Pro nickel cornerback Taron Johnson.

For a Bills defense that often struggles to make big plays in crunch time, Bullard has a history of taking the ball away on the big stage. Bullard's two interceptions in the 2023 National Championship were good enough to earn him the game's defensive MVP honors.

According to multiple reports, the Bills formally met with Bullard at the NFL combine, so don't be surprised if the former Georgia Bulldog is travelling to Orchard Park, New York after hearing his name called on draft night.