The Buffalo Bills should go look for cornerback help via free agency or by negotiating with a team in a trade to bolster the cornerback group. They have a better chance on landing a key contributor that has potential over an older corner in the open market.
Now, one team I think that would be interested in trading from their corner depth would be the New Orleans Saints, which Nick Underhill of The Advocate reports that the Saints are shopping Delvin Breaux around the league due to the frustration of Breaux’s recent injury history, as he has missed most of training camp and that he is now dealing with a serious injury after X-rays came back worse than the team thought occur.
For the Saints, this move could backfire on them, as the 27-year old defensive back has tons of raw potential on becoming a solid number two corner in the league. Breaux has shown that he can be a solid player, as in 2015 (rookie season), but he does have to show that he is durable.
In addition, Breaux enjoyed a successful 2015 campaign when he recorded three interceptions, 19 pass deflections, and 45 combined tackles (37 solos). He was the lead dog for that corner group his rookie season.
Last year, the LSU product missed ten games due to a broken leg injury that he sustained in the beginning of the regular season and a shoulder injury near the end of the regular season, which unfortunately ended his sophomore year. He piled up only 21 tackles and one pass deflection. The Louisiana native received a 39.1 score from Pro Football Focus, but in 2015, he had a top-15 type season by picking up an impressive 85 score from Pro Football Focus.
Furthermore, with the Saints wanting to part ways with Breaux, it gives the Bills a chance on acquiring more talent, and trading for him makes most sense, as he will only demand a sixth or seven-round draft pick for one of the upcoming drafts.
Finally, if Breaux is traded to Buffalo, he will most likely be the team’s third corner pushing Leonard Johnson and Kevon Seymour to compete for the fourth corner spot and seeing first-round pick Tre’Davious White and E.J. Gaines on top of the depth chart.
Note: Per Underhill, P.J. Williams and Ken Crowley look like the team’s first and second corner on the depth chart with Sterling Moore and first-round pick Marshon Lattimore listed behind them.