With the No. 10 pick in the 2012 NFL draft, the Buffalo Bills selected former South Carolina Gamecocks cornerback Stephon Gilmore. Gilmore is rated as the fourth-best prospect at his position and the No. 31 player overall, according to Mocking The Draft's rankings.
Dan Kadar praised Gilmore's ability to break on the ball as well as his long 6-foot, 190-pound frame, which should help him in press coverage.
Final Word: Over the past three seasons at South Carolina, Gilmore started 40 games and finished his career with eight interceptions. South Carolina runs mainly a zone scheme, but typically has five players who can be designated as defensive backs. Because of that, Gilmore has experience in a few spots in the secondary and played some at a hybrid safety/cornerback spot. He should be best in the NFL in a zone scheme, but has the size and athleticism to become a good press corner in time.
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