Entering this offseason, the cornerback position opposite Tre’Davious White was one of the bigger needs the Buffalo Bills had to address this offseason. Last year, Levi Wallace was the starter but the coaching staff started to give Kevin Johnson more playing time as the season went on.
However, Johnson was a free agent after the year and he was not brought back. Instead, the Bills added veterans Josh Norman and E.J. Gaines and drafted Dane Jackson in the seventh round. The issue is that none are clear upgrades over Wallace as Norman has struggled during his time with the Washington Redskins and Gaines has struggled with injuries, and has yet to play a full 16-game season in his six-year career.
Due to the fact that there is this uncertainty at the position, it makes sense that Brent Sobleski of the Bleacher Report would have the Bills signing Darqueze Dennard as the one move the team still has to make.
One of the biggest reasons this makes sense for the Buffalo Bills is the versatility Dennard brings to the position. As Sobleski notes, Dennard can play both outside as well as nickel. The fact the Bills could add an experienced player that can line up in either position would be a nice boost to their depth.
While there is questions at the outside cornerback position, Taron Johnson has played pretty well at nickel for the Bills. However, similar to Gaines, he has struggled to stay healthy and has missed nine games over the past two years.