Clemson cornerback Andrew Booth Jr. is one of the 2022 NFL draft prospects most connected with the Buffalo Bills.
Now he is for good reason.
According to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, the Bills had Booth on a top-30 visit prior to the upcoming draft.
Each spring, teams are allowed to have meetings with 30 prospects, pre-draft. Booth is one, so that indicates there is some legitimate interest from Buffalo.
From the Bills’ point of view, cornerback has to be addressed this offseason still and likely at the draft.
Buffalo lost Levi Wallace via free agency and Tre’Davious White is returning from a knee injury. His status for early in 2022 is up in the air.
The next man up is Dane Jackson and he’ll need some help.
If that comes in the form of Booth, he is considered a defender with a ballhawk mentality. Buffalo’s coaching staff would like Booth’s size as well. At 6-foot tall, Booth has solid length for the pro game.
But there are some mixed reports on Booth’s talents translating to a zone defense.
The Bills run a heavy zone defensive scheme. Buffalo has to be confident Booth’s skills can translate to their defense because Booth would likely be a first-round pick.