The Buffalo Bills are bringing in Marcus Sayles, a cornerback from Division II West Georgia, for a pre-draft visit, according to a report from Damond Talbot of NFL Draft Diamonds. Talbot previously reported the visits of Derek Rivers and Tim Williams, the last of which has since been confirmed by the Houston Chronicle’s Aaron Wilson.
The 5’9” 177 pound Sayles had an excellent workout at his pro day, with a 40 inch vertical jump, an 11 foot broad jump, a 6.56 three cone drill, and a forty yard dash that ranged between 4.37 and 4.47 seconds.
Sayles was a cornerback and special teams ace during his career at West Georgia. He had 12 career interceptions, and owns the national record for career blocked kicks with 13.
Buffalo Bills head coach Sean McDermott is no stranger to small school cornerbacks, having uncovered a future All-Pro when the Panthers drafted Coastal Carolina’s Josh Norman. Sayles is the third cornerback to visit the team privately, following Temple’s Nate Hairston and Alabama’s Marlon Humphrey. The team has shown an inordinate level of interest in small school players this offseason, holding visits or private workouts with seven players who didn’t play at the FBS level.
Sayles is the eleventh known pre-draft visitor, with less than two weeks remaining before the NFL draft. The Bills are allowed to bring up to 30 players in for visits.
Buffalo’s pre-draft visitors (known):
Nate Hairston, CB, Temple
Marcus Sayles, CB, West Georgia
Marlon Humphrey, CB, Alabama
Cam Robinson, OT, Alabama
Garrett Sickels, OT, Utah
Grover Stewart, DT, Albany State
Chad Williams, WR, Grambling
Tedric Thompson, S, Colorado
Derek Rivers, ER, Youngstown State
Tim Williams, ER, Alabama
Nathan Peterman, QB, Pittsburgh