With passing the football nearly always being a tall order in frigid and windy Orchard Park, New York, the Bills may want to upgrade their offensive tackle depth chart by nabbing the Texas A&M Aggies’ Germain Ifedi at No. 49 to better provide protection for starting quarterback Taylor.
Ifedi is the latest of high-end NFL talent offensive tackles from College Station to play for Aggies head coach Kevin Sumlin in the SEC. Texas A&M runs an Air Raid offense under Sumlin and his offensive linemen have to be quick on their feet to handle both pass protection and run blocking in this variation of the spread offense.
With nimble Taylor at quarterback, this seems like a solid fit for the Bills should they draft Ifedi at No. 49 in the middle of the second round of the 2016 NFL Draft. At 6’6″, 324 pounds, the redshirt junior for the Aggies is ready to play at the professional level. He has the size and agility to play well at offensive tackle in the NFL.
Though Ifedi was slated to be the fourth straight offensive tackle from Texas A&M to go in the first round, joining Luke Joeckel, Jake Matthews, and Cedric Ogbuehi, Ifedi didn’t shine as bright at left tackle as did his former teammates.
While a so-so redshirt junior season will force him into being a middle of the second round draft selection, the Bills could still extract value in Ifedi being a swing tackle for the club before settling into a role at either left or right tackle as he matures and grows in the Bills’ offensive system.
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