“He’s made some good plays”: Rookie Christian Benford impresses ahead of new season

“He’s made some good plays”: Rookie Christian Benford impresses ahead of new season

Christian Benford was the sixth-round draft pick for the Buffalo Bills. The 20-year-old has risen the depth chart and is impressing people with his toughness and confidence.


Assistant Head coach Leslie Frazier is happy with the young CB. “He’s really been active around the ball and has had the chance to get his hands on a lot of balls,” Frazier said.

“When he’s had opportunities, he’s made some plays. Still early in the process, we haven’t played a preseason game yet, but when we drafted him, we saw a guy who, we didn’t think the game was too big for. That it wouldn’t be that case when he came to the NFL. We liked his transition. We liked his toughness. We liked how poised he played and a lot of those things that we saw when we were evaluating him, we’re seeing them now in training camp and it’s a process so you just got to continue to go through the process and watch how he develops.”

Christian Benford is getting some first-team minutes as the number 1 CB for the Bills is out injured. The All-Pro cornerback Tre’Davious White tore a knee ligament in the Thanksgiving game. Veteran Dane Jackson and rookie Kaiir Elam were occupying his spot but now Christian Benford is also getting some minutes in.


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“He has a certain maturity you like to see, and he doesn’t back down from any situation:” Leslie Frazier on Christian Benford

Christian Benford

Christian Benford was overlooked by every team in the NFL except the Bills who’ve taken a chance with him. The 6-1,205-pound Benford is from Villanova and one of just 20 players drafted from the FCS ranks of college football.

Benford’s physicality is his asset where he defended 25 passes last year and managed 7 interceptions. With the starting, CB injured and first-round draft pick Kaiir Elam not impressing in the training camp the stage is set for the 20-year-old who is looking at a permanent spot in the team when the preseason hits.

The Bills will be looking to challenge for the Super Bowl this year. Their season kicks off on September 8 when they face off against defending champions LA Rams.


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