Quarterback gets most of the attention, but the Buffalo Bills are also spending a good deal of time taking a long look at the top cornerback prospects for the upcoming NFL Draft.
According to Mike Jones of USA Today, Louisville's Jaire Alexander is the latest to visit the Bills.
Louisville DB Jaire Alexander is visiting the Bills today, source says. Had a workout for the Arizona Cardinals couple of weeks ago.
— Mike Jones (@ByMikeJones) April 10, 2018
The Bills have also hosted (or will host) Iowa's Josh Jackson, Ohio State's Denzel Ward and LSU's Donte Jackson on pre-draft visits. All of them are considered first- or second-round candidates. The Bills lost EJ Gaines in free agency and have not re-signed last year's nickel cornerback, Leonard Johnson. The team did sign veteran Vontae Davis, who figures to replace Gaines, as well as Phillip Gaines for depth, but there is clearly still a need at the position. Davis is on a one-year contract and has to prove he can be healthy in 2018, while the nickel cornerback job is still unsettled.
Alexander dealt with leg and hand injuries that limited him to seven games (six starts) in 2017. He finished the year with 19 tackles, one interception and four passes defensed, being named an All-Atlantic Coast Conference honorable mention. In addition to cornerback, he's a dangerous punt returner. He gained 223 yards on 29 returns in 2015 and 195 yards on 19 returns the following year, including a 69-yard touchdown against Florida State.