4) Kevin King
With Stephon Gilmore‘s unsurprising decision to move on to pastures new, the Bills’ need for a cornerback has intensified. However, going after Sidney Jones — one of our selections from last month — is probably no longer realistic, after he suffered an Achilles injury.
Ironically though, another option can be found at the very same college Jones played for last season – Kevin King. Previously predicted to go in the second round, the four-year starter with the Washington Huskies increased his stock on the final day of the combine, as per these comments from ESPN’s Todd McShay:
"“Looking at official results from DB workouts today. Kevin King -the overlooked, underrated Washington CB- killed it…”"
The most notable thing about King, is his height. This advantage will understandably help him match up well against taller receivers, something reinforced by his 39.5 inch vertical leap at the combine, which was second-best among all defensive backs at the combine.
It is also worth noting the Oakland, California native offers the potential for versatility, after starting at free safety for Washington. (He moved to cornerback in 2015.) The only thing which goes against him is a weakness against the run, but overall, there is a lot to like.
Which of our picks do you believe the Bills are most likely to select in the first round of this year’s draft, and why? Or is there someone else you predict they will take? Share your thoughts in the comments section.