Miami defensive back Jaquan Johnson runs a drill during the NFL football scouting combine, Monday, March 4, 2019, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)
Orchard Park, N.Y. — The Buffalo Bills have arguably the best safety tandem in the NFL in Micah Hyde and Jordan Poyer but general manager Brandon Beane decided to add some depth behind them with new safety out of Miami (FL) Jaquan Johnson with the 181st pick in the sixth round.
Johnson was named second-team all conference in 2018 after collecting 92 tackles and tying for the lead lead with four interceptions. He was a team captain for Hurricanes and showed aggressive ball skills when attacking the football. His leadership and and physical style likely appealed to the Bills front office.
The Bills have now made six selections in the 2019 NFL Draft:
1 – Ed Oliver, DT, Houston (No. 9)
2 – Cody Ford, RT, Oklahoma (No. 38)
3 – Devin Singletary, RB, Florida Atlantic (No. 74)
3 – Dawson Knox, TE, Ole Miss (No. 96.)
5 – Vosean Joseph, LB, Florida (No. 147)
6 – Jaquan Johnson, S, Miami (FL) (No. 181)
Here’s what former Bills DT Kyle Williams told Ed Oliver on draft night