Who will be the nickel cornerback? – Buffalo Bills News

Who will be the nickel cornerback? – Buffalo Bills News

Camp Countdown presented by M&T Bank will examine some of the more pressing issues facing the team on the field as they make their final preparations for the regular season. We also focus on a few different areas that impact the team off the field. We’ll address these subjects one at a time until training camp begins. Here now is the latest daily installment as we carefully probe for some of the answers the Buffalo Bills have to come up with between July 27th and the Sept. 10th opener at New Era Field against the New York Jets.

With the Buffalo Bills set to report to training camp on July 27th, there are plenty of position competitions to keep an eye on. One in particular will be the battle for the nickel cornerback. With NFL defenses in subpackages almost two-thirds of the time, the position is a critical one in Buffalo’s lineup.

Looking at Buffalo’s cornerback depth chart, it’s a good bet to believe that third-year player, Ronald Darby, and 2017 first-round pick, Tre’Davious White, will be the two starters outside at the position. New head coach, Sean McDermott, however, has made it clear that no starting job will be given and that everything must be earned.

If Darby and White prove to be the starters outside, it’s highly likely that Bills CB Kevon Seymour will garner heavy consideration for the nickel position. Seymour was the Bills sixth-round pick in the 2016 NFL draft and he carved out a role for himself last season. Throughout his rookie season, the cornerback played in 15 games while making 22 tackles and also had three pass deflections.

It’s important that while Seymour made an impact during…

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