Bills select West Virginia CB Ellis Lankster at No. 220

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New Buffalo Bills CB Ellis Lankster (photo source)

With their final pick in the 2009 NFL Draft - No. 220 overall - the Buffalo Bills have selected West Virginia CB Ellis Lankster.

As we mentioned when the Bills selected USC CB Cary Harris in the sixth round, the Bills have several players approaching free agent status in their defensive secondary.  Of their eight picks this year, three have been defensive backs, and the underrated Lankster is the latest to join the fray.

Lankster, a 5'10", 190-pound specimen, is another CB prospect that is considered a "best fit" for a zone scheme.  He is instinctive and plays well coming forward, but lacks the fluid hips and straight-line speed to match up with receivers in man coverage.  He has solid ball skills, but as a seventh round prospect at a position loaded with depth, Lankster is going to have a rough go of it trying to carve a spot out for himself on this roster.

That concludes the Bills' action for the 2009 NFL Draft.  Thanks for choosing Buffalo Rumblings for your Bills draft needs this year!

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