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Why we drafted so many DB's could be ingenious

While practically everyone in Bills nation is still scratching their noggins about why the Bills continued to pick DB's in the later rounds of the draft when we already have top players at the position and what seems to be like quality depth, I have a very good opinion of what is happening here... 

Yes, most of us either believe that DJ is in love with the position because he played the position once and figures that you can never have enough of them.  OR many of us believe we are just wasting the picks on players that will never make the team.  OR (like Brian G.) the Bills were using those picks on "Best Player Available" at the time and not based on position of greatest need.

Here is what I think that I am not sure if anyone has considered yet that in fact could be quite ingenious on the part of the Bills...

First, where have the Bills been the strongest at for the better part of the last 4-5 seasons...  Special Teams.  Who is our Assistant Head Coach and recently voted best special teams coach in the league... Bobby April.  When it comes down to final roster cuts each year, the people that make the team are the ones that make the biggest difference on special teams.  Finally, what rule change was enacted this year that make BA really worried about the coming season... no more wedge in kick-offs. 

SO, we drafted a bunch of "speedy tacklers" who can get up the field and make plays on special teams.  In the past, you needed a few bigger "wedge busters" to go in and sacrifice their bodies to open up the holes for the outside guys to come in and make the tackle.  Now that rule is gone, my guess is that special teams will look like a bunch of smaller speedy guys flying around to make plays.  (Remember we recently extended Justin Jenkins contract as an RFA).  Sure if a few of these guys develop into impact players on defense that would be good too or have to play because of injury or something...  However, I think April had a key influence on the draft board this year and we'll see if it pays off before any other team catches on... 

It's risky because you have to rely on UFA's to fill other spots for positions of need on your roster but might be worth it, particularly when we have to "win now"

Just another great fan opinion shared on the pages of BuffaloRumblings.com.

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