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Opinion: Rachad Wildgoose Jr. brings versatility at corner to Buffalo Bills

Wildgoose has a chance to break onto the Bills’ roster as a rookie.

The Buffalo Bills selected two defensive backs with back-to-back selections. The latter of which is a corner, a position that Bills fans have been clamoring for this offseason. Rachad Wildgoose Jr. hasn’t played much football in his career, but he has the ability to be a versatile piece in the Bills’ defense. He profiles similarly to 2019 draft pick Dane Jackson.

His name is incredible, but he’s got some game as well. Wildgoose stands at 5’11” and 197 lbs. At his pro day, Wildgoose ran a 4.53 40-yard dash with a 36” vert, 10’ broad jump, and a 4.18 short shuttle. He only played two games in 2020 before going down with an injury and opting out for the remainder of the season. He has only played in 24 career games.

The Bills badly need some corner depth on the roster. This pick may allow for Wildgoose to make the 53-man roster come training camp with no other new names added to the room this offseason. Wildgoose could push Dane Jackson and Taron Johnson in camp. He’s a relative unknown at this point due to a very limited sample size in his junior season. This is a worthwhile swing for the organization to push the depth of a questionable corner room.