On Friday, the Buffalo Bills traded away their number one cornerback, Ronald Darby to the Philadelphia Eagles, leaving rookie Tre’Davious White as the new number one. Before the trade happened, many around the team believed that White would start on the left side of the defense, and Darby would lock down the right. With the sudden departure of Darby, the Bills are left with an open competition for the starting right cornerback position.
This new competition starting so late into training camp is not exactly what the defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier had in mind.
“[Darby] was pegged as the starting right corner up until a few days ago,” Frazier said in his press conference Monday morning. “We've just got to identify who's going to be the starting right corner, and that's another part of the preseason as well. We get a chance to take a view at a few different guys and let them fight for that spot."
The battle for the right corner spot is going to be fought between Kevon Seymour, newly-acquired E.J. Gaines, and everybody’s favorite Uber customer, Shareece Wright.
Gaines has been working exclusively behind White at left cornerback to this point, which would seem to move him down the depth chart on the right side. Seymor and Wright have been rotating with the first team on the left side but both have missed time with injuries.
With uncertainty mounting at the cornerback spot, the right side of the field is really up for grabs for anybody who proves they can thrive at the position for the next few weeks of practices and preseason games.