2011 NFL Draft Results: Bills Select UNC DB Da'Norris Searcy

With the No. 100 overall pick (fourth round) of the 2011 NFL Draft, the Buffalo Bills have selected North Carolina defensive back Da'Norris Searcy.

After the Bills selected Texas cornerback Aaron Williams in the second round on Friday, GM Buddy Nix said that there was a strong possibility that the team would continue to address its depleted depth in the defensive backfield. They've done it at the top of the fourth round, adding a 223-pound athlete capable, like Williams, of playing cornerback or safety.

Like Williams, Searcy could start out at cornerback and move inside if it doesn't work out. If I were Buffalo, I'd start him immediately at safety, as he's not an elite-level athlete, and will be best with the field in front of him. He is a smart, instinctual, heady player that, for now, projects as a reserve, but he has starter's upside as a strong safety (hasta luego, Donte Whitner?) or perhaps a slot corner. He'll help on special teams, too.

For the sanity of Bills fans, however, here's hoping that the Bills are now satisfied with their depth in the defensive backfield.

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