Add another name to the list of pre-2016 NFL Draft visitors for the Buffalo Bills that we know about: Georgia edge defender Leonard Floyd is spending time in Orchard Park tonight and tomorrow, according to Ty Dunne of The Buffalo News.
Georgia OLB Leonard Floyd (6-6, 244) is in town visiting with the #Bills tonight and tomorrow, per a source.— Tyler Dunne (@TyDunne) April 15, 2016
One of the more athletic and versatile edge defenders available in this year's draft class, the three-year starter has experience rushing the passer and dropping into a coverage. That versatile skill set is something Rex Ryan and the Bills' defensive coaching staff obviously covet, and his unique athletic traits help, too. Floyd stands in at nearly 6'6" and weighs 244 pounds, and he clocked a 4.6-second 40-yard dash, a 39.5-inch vertical jump, and a 10'7" inch broad jump at the Combine in February.
In Buffalo's defense, Floyd profiles as a strong-side linebacker, where he would be a long-term upgrade over incumbent starter Manny Lawson because of his superior pass-rushing ability. Floyd is not dissimilar to Lawson in that he's a long, thin, lanky, athletic player capable of lining up at multiple positions and doing several things well, and with Lawson entering a contract year, this would be a sensible move for the team while also upgrading their pass rush. Floyd, however, strikes many as a player that has to be schemed for, rather than pigeon-holing him into a role, and that may make him less attractive to the Ryan brothers.
Floyd's name has been added to our running list of Bills pre-draft visitors, none of which have been (or will be) confirmed by the team. How would you feel about the Bills picking up Lloyd in two weeks?