Seymour was listed as a starting corner opposite Ronald Darby once Stephon Gilmore bolted to the Patriots, but the Bills obviously have big plans for White as they try to restock a depleted secondary. White doesn't have superstar skills even though he's expected to be a solid NFLer, so if he's slow to pick up the game then Seymour could still be a Week 1 starter. And with a new coach in town, many of the starting spots are going to come down to summer performances anyway.
With Stephon Gilmore moving on to the Patriots, Seymour is currently listed as a starting corner opposite Ronald Darby, BuffaloBills.com reports. "Last year I had a nice opportunity to get my feet wet and get the understanding of what being a starter felt like," Seymour said. "Now, the opportunity is here and I'm going to take full advantage of it as much as I can and I'm definitely excited about that."
Seymour was just a sixth-round pick out of USC during last year's draft, but he quickly out-kicked the coverage in terms of slotting and now he's got a good chance to start. The Bills will probably replenish their secondary in the draft, but with wideout and safety being bigger needs, Seymour's almost certain to be the favorite to start. We'll see how he does picking up new coach Sean McDermott's defense.
Seymour is a sixth-round rookie from USC who's outperformed his draft slot, and the start shows he's bypassed a few others in the secondary. He's also started two other games this season, although with no picks in 2016 and no game with more than three tackles, he's not quite there yet from an IDP perspective.
Seymour stands a good chance of starting at cornerback for Buffalo's upcoming game in Oakland, The Buffalo News reports. "It's a big step," said the rookie from USC. "Big responsibility, filling in for Darby and being that corner the team is relying on. I'm excited for it."
Regular starter Ronald Darby has a concussion and hasn't even started practicing again, while normal backup Corey White may be needed in more of a utility role. Hence, Seymour appears likely to see the field quite a bit, and he could accrue a few tackles along the way against Oakland's passing-friendly attack.
Seymour was on the field for 40 of 73 defensive snaps in Sunday's win at Cincinnati, logging two tackles and one pass defensed.
The rookie from USC is still looking for more playing time, but his role continues to increase and he appears to have leapfrogged Nickell Robey-Coleman for the top nickel role in the defense, as Seymour offers a bit more size and physicality than Robey-Coleman.
|P2||8/17/17||@ PHI||7:00 pm|
|P3||8/26/17||@ BAL||7:00 pm|
|2||9/17/17||@ CAR||1:00 pm|
|4||10/1/17||@ ATL||1:00 pm|
|5||10/8/17||@ CIN||1:00 pm|
|Bye: Week 6|
|9||11/2/17||@ NYJ||8:25 pm|
|11||11/19/17||@ LAC||4:05 pm|
|12||11/26/17||@ KC||1:00 pm|
|16||12/24/17||@ NE||1:00 pm|
|17||12/31/17||@ MIA||1:00 pm|