I must admit that I don’t watch, read or research on NCAA football but I have a good feeling that the Bills 1st round draft pick CB Stephon Gilmore from South Carolina was the right choice. Buffalo gave up on average 7.7 yards per pass last year, hopefully Gilmore will be able to close some of those gaps. I’m looking forward to see what this kid can do. With the addition of Williams, Anderson and a healthy defense , the Buffalo could be scary good on defense. That’s just the optimist in me talking but on paper they have improved tenfold.
If they had picked DT Fletcher Cox or WR Michael Floyd I would have been just as happy, but when you face quarterbacks like Tom Brady and Mark Sanchez twice a year, you need someone to cover their receivers. Last year those guys made the Bills defense look amateurish. With that said, Gilmore still needs to perform but I have no doubt that Buffalo’s coaching staff will do a great job, just as they did with last years pick Marcell Dareus.
Here are some tweets from current and past Bills on Stephon:
- Stephon Gilmore
@BumpNrunGilm0re : This has been an amazing experience! I’m glad to be apart of such a wonderful organization and fan base in Buffalo. #NFL draft
@NickBarnett :Defense wins championships !
- David Nelson
@DavidNelson86 :Welcome to Buffalo @BumpNrunGilm0re .. Let’s get to work! Looking forward to 1-on-1s #SEC
- Thurman Thomas
@thurmanthomas : @BumpNrunGilm0re Congrats my brother. Looking forward to meeting you..
- Andre Reed
@Andre_Reed83: Welcome to 1 Bills Drive @bumpnrungilm0re!! Showtime!! @RussBrandon @BombasticView @buffalobills #Bills #OTM
Are you impressed?
I’ll report more on the draft as the weekend progresses.
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Written by Norm Duhamel