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With 10th pick, Bills select Stephon Gilmore


Buddy Nix made it clear that he really wants a left tackle.

He wound up with a cornerback. The Bills stayed put with the 10th overall pick and wound up taking Stephon Gilmore of South Carolina. The move wasn’t what was expected as many thought Buffalo would grab Notre Dame wide receiver Michael Floyd if they couldn’t get a tackle. It makes sense, though, and fills a real need for the Bills.

Their corners were lit up fairly regularly last season and the team needs to shore up that area after taking care of their pass rush earlier in the offseason. Gilmore started 40 games at South Carolina, regularly guarded the best receivers in the SEC and should have enough skill to start contributing on defense right away for Buffalo. He rose up the board after strong offseason work showed that his film didn’t lie.

With Gilmore in the fold, wide receiver or that elusive tackle is likely the next box to get checked off on the Buffalo wishlist.