KNOXVILLE, TN - OCTOBER 29: Melvin Ingram #6 of the South Carolina Gamecocks celebrates during the game against the Tennessee Volunteers at Neyland Stadium on October 29, 2011 in Knoxville, Tennessee. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
Last week, BuffaloBills.com ran some quotes from Buffalo Bills GM Buddy Nix - made at the 2012 NFL Combine in Indianapolis - that made it sound an awful lot like the team was leaning toward not taking a pass rusher with their No. 10 overall pick in the 2012 NFL Draft.
In an interview with The Howard Simon Show on WGR 550 earlier this morning, Nix re-iterated his stance on the defensive end class.
"Pass rusher, or defensive end for us, is probably - you get a little nervous with the tenth pick, but in the mid rounds, it's probably as deep as I've seen it," Nix said Thursday. "From the second round on, there will be some guys that can come in and help you quick."
Simon asked Nix specifically about taking a pass rusher with that first-round pick, and what might prevent him from doing so.
"There's just some things that you over-analyze, probably," Nix explained. "You worry about height, you worry about arm length and that kind of thing - and bottom line, you've got to make yourself come back to production. If he's always done it, there's a good chance he'll do it again."