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2017 NFL Draft results: Bills were targeting Marshon Lattimore

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The Bills eventually got their cornerback.

When the Buffalo Bills traded down from the tenth overall selection in the 2017 NFL Draft on Thursday night, they left a lot of talent remaining on the board. According to multiple reports, Ohio State cornerback Marshon Lattimore was the player they were targeting if the trade they orchestrated with the Kansas City Chiefs didn’t come to fruition.

WGR 550’s Sal Capaccio was the strongest in his wording: “My info says Bills were going to draft CB Marshon Lattimore before trade was finalized with Chiefs.”

This was validated by an earlier but much more vague tweet from John Wawrow of The Associated Press. Wawrow’s information, including not being high on quarterbacks and looking to trade down, both turned out to be dead-on accurate, so you have to believe his tweet about Buffalo’s interest in Lattimore wasn’t just speculation.

Buffalo eventually found their replacement for Stephon Gilmore when they selected LSU defensive back Tre’Davious White. White will compete with Kevon Seymour to start opposite of Ronald Darby.

Lattimore went right after Buffalo traded down. The New Orleans Saints were thrilled to pick him at spot 11.