INDIANAPOLIS -- Bills General Manager Buddy Nix stressed he will stick to his draft board and not reach to address a need in the 2012 NFL Draft.
"We need pass rushers, a guy who can set the edge as a defensive end," Nix said. "I want to make this clear â€“ we canâ€™t reach for a defensive end because we need him.Â ... We'll absolutely stick withÂ the board.
Nix has demonstrated that philosophy the past two years. Running back C.J. Spiller was a need pick but not a giant need in the 2010 draft. Cornerback Aaron Williams, taken 34th last year, did not fill a desperate need.
"No matter what position," Nix said, stressing his desire to take the best player. "The one thing weâ€™ve been missing is playmakers. A guy that can make the difference in the game. Weâ€™ve got good players. We donâ€™t have many of those guys."