Buffalo Bills head coach Sean McDermott announced Sunday that first-round draft pick Tre’Davious White and cornerback Shareece Wright have seen action over the top of the defense as safeties. McDermott said that sometimes in his defense he will do that in a particular package.
“It’s more of a package that we have going on right now,” McDermott said. “It’s part of the system and you saw some of that the other night.”
He also said he’s always looking to see if players can contribute at more than one position, in addition to special teams work, calling it “line of scrimmage value”.
Wright doesn’t have any expeirence as a safety in his six-year NFL career, so it will be interesting to see if he stays taking reps over the top. However, White was seen as a versatile defender who can play anywhere on the field in coverage. Although not many Bills fans were expecting to see him as a safety, in McDermott’s defense it seems his responsibility will vary from play to play, giving the coaching staff an opportunity to put him in the best spot to succeed when week one rolls around.