ORCHARD PARK, NY - SEPTEMBER 18: Da'Norris Searcy #25 of the Buffalo Bills catches an interception on the last play of the game during an NFL game as Denarius Moore #17 of the Oakland Raiders tres to catch the hail mary pass at Ralph Wilson Stadium on September 18, 2011 in Orchard Park, New York. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)
Buffalo Bills GM Buddy Nix took a half-hour over the noon hour today to field questions from fans prior to the 2012 NFL Draft. Little insight into the team's intended use of the No. 10 overall pick was gleaned, to the surprise of no one. There were, however, a few frank comments that are worth noting here. You can read the entire transcript of the chat at the above link.
- Nix re-iterated that he's not big on moving up and down the draft board, but did admit that "a few" teams had called about that possibility. We're guessing that's standard practice, so it's probably not as noteworthy as it seems.
- When asked if the team would draft a tight end, Nix's reply was short and sweet: "No, probably not."
- Alabama safety Mark Barron has gained some popularity amongst Bills fans, but Nix seems very satisfied with his current group. "I like them," wrote Nix. "We think (Da'Norris Searcy) is going to be a really good player. (Jairus Byrd) is already a good player. (George Wilson) is very valuable to our team. He can play either safety and is a leader for us."
- Fans have talked up Alex Carrington as a defensive end for months, but Nix finally (and to one blogger, mercifully) confirmed that the 2010 third-round pick will be "an inside guy" - read "defensive tackle" - for Dave Wannstedt.
Take a look at the transcript for yourself and let us know if anything else stood out to you!