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New Bills cornerback Lafayette Pitts athletically similar to member of Buffalo's secondary

Just two days after adding cornerback Tony McRae, the Bills claimed corner Lafayette Pitts off waivers.

Bills claim one cornerback, release another

Let's assess the physical capabilities of the newest member of Buffalo's roster who spent 2016 with the Dolphins when Buffalo's current assistant GM Joe Schoen was Miami's director of player personnel.

This post is constructed the same way as my athletic comparison profile series for the Bills' free-agent additions.

 

  Bills cornerback Lafayette Pitts Bills safety Micah Hyde
Height 5-foot-11 6-foot
Weight 190 197
40-yard dash 4.46 4.56
Vertical 33.5" 33"
Broad 122" 121"
Three Cone 6.81 6.78

* Pitts' figures taken from his Pro Day, not the NFL Combine

Takeaways

Keep in mind I'm not insinuating similar athletes are automatically comparable football players in the NFL. The athletic profiles are simply meant to provide an idea of the physical capabilities of a relatively unknown player by comparing him to a similarly athletic well-known player.

In Hyde's final three seasons at Iowa, he had 15 pass breakups, eight interceptions and 232 total tackles. Pitts recorded 16 pass breakups, four picks, and 144 tackles in a four-year career at Pittsburgh.

Pitts will likely be relegated to a special teams role for the Bills, but given the injuries in the secondary, there's an outside shot he sees the field on defense Sunday.

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