aaron_williams.pngCB - Aaron Williams (#23)

Date of Birth: April 23, 1990
Weight: 200 lbs
Height: 6 ft 0 in
Place of Birth: San Jose, California
College: Texas

Aaron Williams was drafted #34 overall in the 2nd round of the 2011 NFL Draft by the Buffalo Bills. Analysts pegged Williams as a 1st round talent, and the Bills were able to make a "best player available" type pick. Coming out of high school, Williams was the top rated safety/cornerback prospect in the country. Williams came to Texas and learned behind two future NFL cornerback stars, Michael Huff and Earl Thomas. By the end of 2010, Williams had become one of the most dependable shut-down corners in college football.

Many fans were surprised the Bills chose a cornerback in the 2nd round, as they have much depth at the position with Drayton Florence, Terrence McGee, George Wilson, and Leodis McKelvin. The problem however is that all of them have just been average, and the Bills need a quality corner on each side to exploit opposing teams' passing games. By the end of the 2011 season, Aaron Williams was getting regular time as a starting cornerback.

2012 will be the first season Aaron Williams will start, as I am predicting he wins the job in training camp. The Bills need somebody to step up at the position, and Aaron looks to be that guy. He has great football IQ, cover ability, and catching skills, but it would be beneficial for Williams to work on his strength in the offseason as he often gets overpowered and misses tackles. Dareus, Williams, and Sheppard represent a successful youth movement on defense, and 2012 will be another year of experience and improvement.