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Bills Today: Taron Johnson thinks Tre' White has HOF potential


1 - Taron Johnson thinks Tre' White has HOF potential

In the last two drafts, Buffalo's front office has proven that it has an excellent eye for cornerbacks.

After trading down with the Kansas City Chiefs, Buffalo selected LSU defensive back Tre'Davious White in the first round of the 2017 draft. White immediately became a starter in Buffalo, impressing his coaches and teammates with his talent level and maturity. White lived up to the sky-high expectations surrounding him in the regular season, totaling 53 tackles, 18 pass deflections and four interceptions in his rookie campaign.

Beane, McDermott, and company hit on another cornerback in the 2018 draft. Taron Johnson, whom the Bills selected in the fourth round of the draft, won the team's nickel cornerback job in the preseason. The rookie has made quite an impact thus far, recording 22 tackles, one interception, and one sack through five games.

Both White and Johnson have shined throughout their young professional careers. Johnson feels as though his teammate could potentially be enshrined in Canton once he decides to ride into the sunset.

"He's a great football player, great football player," Johnson said. "He's an elite guy, he's going to be, for sure. I already think that he's one of the best corners in the league. He's going to be, I think could be a Hall of Famer-type guy, definitely as his years go on. It's just great to be out there with a guy like that, especially being a rookie."

2 – Benjamin's chemistry with Anderson

Throughout his short time with the Bills, Kelvin Benjamin has caught passes from four different quarterbacks. A fifth will be added to this list on Sunday when Derek Anderson lines up under center for Buffalo.

Benjamin, however, does have some familiarity with his new signal caller. Anderson was with the Panthers organization when Carolina selected Benjamin in the first round of the 2014 draft. Anderson started four games for the Panthers from 2014-2016, connecting with Benjamin 14 times throughout that stretch.

"He's going to push you, man," Benjamin said. "Even if you drop a ball. I always knew him as, he's going to come right back to you next play. Tell you to forget about it and move on to the next play. He's coming back to you to make tough catches for him."

That's why Benjamin is looking forward to playing with Anderson again. The quarterback was also the one on the other end of his first career touchdown.

"I started my career off with D.A. First touchdown of my whole career was with D.A. vs. Tampa Bay. I think we actually beat Tampa Bay both times that year," Benjamin said. "Definitely can come in and play ball."

Anderson's familiarity with Benjamin has helped him adjust to Buffalo's offense.

"Yeah, obviously I know Kelvin and kind of what he does," Anderson said. "That's what we were working on. I'll be ready to go."

3 - B/R: Tremaine Edmunds is Bills' 'most promising youngster'

If you sat down and watched a Bills football game without any knowledge of the team, you would likely come to the conclusion that Tremaine Edmunds is a veteran, somebody who has been playing the game for a long time.

Your jaw would likely drop upon learning that the linebacker is just 20 years old.

Through the first six games of his professional career, Edmunds has proven that no task is too big for him. The middle linebacker has been on the field for every single one of Buffalo's 393 defensive snaps, showcasing tremendous poise and maturity.

Bleacher Report has taken notice of Edmunds' strong play. In his recent article highlighting each NFL team's "most promising youngster," B/R writer Paul Kasabian told football fans to keep an eye on Edmunds.

That would be linebacker Tremaine Edmunds, who is the team's leader in tackles (47) and co-leader in passes defended (five). He also has two forced fumbles and a sack.

Edmunds has assumed a large burden after Buffalo took him 16th overall this year, as he's started every game and has played every defensive snap. That's a remarkable feat for a player who just turned 20 in May.

Kasabian also had praise for sophomore cornerback Tre'Davious White, noting that he and Edmunds will be "the backbone of a dominant Bills defense" for years to come.

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