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Doug Whaley expects Aaron Williams and Corey Graham to start at safety

Whaley believes the Bills need some depth at safety but the GM expects Aaron Williams and Corey Graham to start at safety.

Some people believe that the Buffalo Bills could be in the market to add a safety in the 2016 draft as early as day two. It's certainly a possibility as this year's unit had its fair share of struggles.

Aaron Williams missed significant time in 2015 due to a neck injury. He's been medically cleared and is ready for the 2016 season but neck injuries are always worrisome. Buffalo's other starter at safety, Corey Graham, struggled in coverage this season and took poor angles on certain plays. 

Despite this, Bills GM Doug Whaley made it sound as though he expects Williams and Graham to start in 2016 at safety. Whaley said the following on The John Murphy Show:

“Medically he's cleared and ready to go," Whaley said on Aaron Williams. "Again those neck things are always tricky and we’d have to see once he gets out there and starts playing how he’s feeling. We do need some depth there, but I think this year another year of Corey Graham playing back there moving from corner to safety now he’s opening his eyes up to see the whole field so another year of learning that will help us too.”

Perhaps this is just a smokescreen. During draft season, you never know just how honest GMs are being with their responses. However, if the Bills avoid adding a safety early in the 2016 draft, it appears that Williams and Graham will get the opportunity to start for Buffalo in 2016.


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