Oklahoma Sooners defensive end Charles Tapper stole the stole on Sunday at the NFL combine. Tapper ran the 40-yard dash in 4.59 seconds. The time alone is impressive, but when you consider Tapper's height and weight, 6'3" and 271 pounds, it's safe to say that some jaws dropped on Sunday.
It turns out that before his impressive combine performance, Tapper met with the Buffalo Bills.
Dunne interviewed Tapper and the defensive end stated that he told the Bills that he sees himself as a five technique in the team's 3-4 defense. He also added his willingness to drop into coverage.
"I would love to drop into coverage," Tapper said. "Yeah, I’d love to show people how athletic I am. Who wouldn’t want to catch a couple picks in their career? You get opportunities to score touchdowns! ... I definitely love to show how versatile I am. When you want to be the greatest you have to be great at a bunch of different things. Look at J.J. Watt. He’s good at the whole defensive line and linebacker and he can play tight end. I want to be one of the greatest, too, so I have to show my versatility.”
Some see Tapper as a better fit in a 4-3 defense, but if Rex Ryan believes Tapper can play in a 3-4, he may be an option for the team late on day two of the draft.
Lynch is seen as a first round prospect in the 2016 NFL draft which makes it hard to believe the Bills would pursue the quarterback. This is probably just a case of Buffalo doing their homework on the quarterback in case he lands in the division. The Bills aren't likely to select a quarterback at pick 19 unless they feel they're getting a franchise player.
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