Levi Wallace or Dane Jackson? As of now, those are your two likely answers to this question recently posed by Bleacher Report.
Addressing every NFL team’s top-remaining question heading into the offseason at this point, B/R is curious to find out who will start in Buffalo’s defense across from White in 2021. Here’s the breakdown:
Buffalo has a surefire No. 1 corner in Tre’Davious White, who is under contract through 2025, but it doesn’t have a clear-cut partner for him.
The in-house options include Levi Wallace and Dane Jackson, a pair of solid, if unspectacular defensive backs who have experience in this system. Wallace would likely remain the starter if the season started today after he allowed a respectable 85.3 passer rating and 57.7 percent completion rate when targeted in 2020. He started 12 games for the Bills last year, playing 57 percent of the defensive snaps.
Jackson can contribute at a high level as he prepares to go into his sophomore outing. The seventh-round pick was only active for five games as a rookie, starting two, but he did record 15 tackles, an interception and a fumble recovery while playing just 193 defensive snaps.
Between Wallace and Jackson, based purely on experience, Wallace has the big edge. Jackson impressed as a rookie seventh-round pick last season, but only appeared in a handful of games.
The Bills could be fine moving forward with those two, but perhaps a veteran could be added as well. Candidates might include Steve Nelson, as the former Steeler reportedly has garnered interest in him from the Bills.
Regardless if Nelson or another vet is added, the No. 2 cornerback spot will be training camp battle that is heavily watched in Orchard Park.