Buffalo Bills: Cornerback is a Draft Priority

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Buffalo Bills: Cornerback is a Draft Priority

The Buffalo Bills were limited on cornerbacks last season. 

First of all, the Bills lost Nate Clements when he signed a monster deal with the 49ers during last offseason. 

Second, the Bills lost starting cornerback Jason Webster for the season during the team's opener against the Broncos. The Bills were then forced to put undrafted Jabari Greer into the starting corner spot opposite Terrence McGee. 

McGee is the only proven starting cornerback on the Bills roster as of now. The only cornerbacks the Bills have under contract for this season are starter Terrence McGee, Jabari Greer, Ashton Youboty, and Dustin Fox. 

Greer played well enough to be an emergency replacement corner last season, but shouldn't start again this season. He just got burned most of the time during the season by the NFL's top playmaking wide receiver. As an undrafted player, he is a great story, but just isn't starting material. But, he is a great player to have at depth for the team. Greer can contribute in a variety of ways on the field, but just dosen't fit the job of a starter. 

Ashton Youboty hasn't really gotten a chance to prove himself just yet due to his injuries. The Bills were really high on Youboty coming out of the draft, and he might turn out to be an excellent corner. 

The last cornerback the Bills have is Dustin Fox, who they signed toward the end of the year due to their lack of corners. And, face it, Fox isn't qualified to be a starting cornerback at all. He's just a guy to have at depth for the Bills—an emergency player. 

One corner who would fit the Bills' system is Mike Jenkins from South Florida. If he is available for the Bills to get in the first round, they should draft him. 

A lot of people are leaning toward the Bills drafting wide receiver Malcolm Kelly out of Oklahoma. If the Bills get a deal done with ex-Cardinal receiver Bryant Johnson, then there should be no need to draft Kelly.

Jenkins would be a great fit to start opposite Terrence McGee this upcoming season. The Bills defense is in great hands with all of the offseason moves they have made. By drafting Jenkins, well, it would make it even more impressive. 

Jenkins is 5-foot-10, weighs 197 pounds, and runs a 4.40. He has very good size and long arms, good speed for a corner, and great cover skills. He also has experience at both corner and safety, and is just a great natural athlete.

Jenkins would be an great player to add on to this very impressive Bills defense.

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