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Bills draft LSU corner Tre'Davious White 27th overall

Posted at 11:46 PM, Apr 27, 2017
and last updated 2017-04-28 00:25:10-04

After a blockbuster trade with the Kansas City Chiefs to move down 17 spots in the 2017 NFL Draft, the Bills selected LSU cornerback Tre’Davious White 27th overall.

He's the first CB selected in the first round by the Bills since 2012, when Buffalo took Stephon Gilmore 10th overall.

White fills a need at corner for the Bills, who lack size at the position with Ronald Darby and Keyvon Seymour.

Darby has started each of the last two seasons, while Seymour saw action as the nickel corner for the Bills.  Both had their share of struggles a season ago under then head coach Rex Ryan.

During his post draft press conference, when asked when White would start, Head Coach Sean McDermott told reporters the rookie have to earn his spot on the roster, like everyone else.

The pick wrapped up a masterful night for McDermott who secured a 3rd round selection (91st overall) in 2017 and the Chiefs’ first round pick in 2018 in the trade.

When asked on Twitter most fans approved of the move by the Bills while those who didn’t cited a need to “win now” and get an “impact player at 10” to help the franchise snap a 17-year postseason drought.

Cornerbacks selected in the first round by the Bills:

2017 - Tre'Davious White (27th)
2010 - Stephon Gilmore (10th)
2008 - Leodis McKelvin (11th)
2001 - Nate Clements (21st)
1999 - Antonie Winfield (23rd)
1993 - Thomas Smith (28th)