In this years free agency class there is an abundance of big names like Albert Haynesworth, Karlos Dansby, Ray Lewis, Bart Scott and many others. The Bills don't pride themselves on making big free agent acquisitions like the Jets did last year or like the Redskins do every other year. However, the Bills often like to target a couple of role players that can help within their own schemes. This year will be no exception.
Two players that are free agents, who possess rare athletic ability for their positions are Kevin Burnett and Chris Canty. Both of these players were brought into the NFL through the Cowboys organization. I am by no means saying that they will become automatic starters at their respective positions at OLB and DE, but they are two players who can play the game.
Canty is a massive DE at 6'7" and 306 lbs that could shore up our defensive line rotation and fill the role that Spencer Johnson was suppose to. Canty has a big frame and great leverage to create separation and move laterally to fill the hole. He is young with outstanding upside and the Bills would be fortunate to get him.
Burnett is a speed linebacker at 6'3" and 242 lbs who is currently a role player with the Cowboys. He is a good special teamer that has great size and speed but his skills must be refined a little bit. Burnett could start behind Schobel as an OLB in the Bills cover 2. He possesses the speed and raw athletic ability to not only cover the pass but to play the run effectively as well. He indeed would be a huge upgrade as to what we currently have. Burnett is a football player that is coming into his own as a young player and the Bills would be fortunate to pick him up.
I would love to see both of these athletes in a Bills uniform on Sundays next year.
What do you think?