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The Buffalo Bills have a solid safety tandem in Jairus Byrd and George Wilson. Last season, the two combined for over 200 tackles, and the veteran/youngster on the rise have given the Bills a nice one-two punch at the position. With a bolstered pass rush due to the signings of Mario Williams and Mark Anderson, the safeties will have a better opportunity to make plays. Lets take a look at how the free safety position stacks up.
Jairus Byrd is one of the up and coming free safeties in the entire National Football League. Last year he racked up 98 tackles, a sack, forced three fumbles, and picked off three passes. In his four seasons since being a second round pick out of Oregon, Byrd has made 232 tackles, two sacks, deflected 21 passes while picking off 13, and forced six fumbles. He has been getting better and better each year against the run, while his ball-hawking abilities have gotten better, despite the decrease in interceptions s...