Buffalo Bills general manager Buddy Nix confirmed that fourth-rounder Chris Hairston will compete for the starting right tackle job. “He’s long-armed and will help keep guys off our quarterback,” said Nix.
Any time you can snag a potential starter in the fourth round, it shows tremendous value of the pick, something not uncommon in this year’s draft, which some might say lacked a ‘franchise’ quarterback or lots of ‘star’ potential but did offer up a deep draft, filled with talent that enable many teams to select players in the third and fourth rounds capable of starting.
The Bills offensive line has been somewhat of a work in progress over the past few years, as they have used several picks to help strengthen the o-line. Hairston will compete with Erik Pears and Mansfield Wrotto. It wouldn’t be shocking to see him take the job.