ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. - The Bills have wrapped up their three day rookie mini-camp, after a Sunday morning practice in Orchard Park. Coaches now have a little over two weeks to evaluate where the young players stand before the full team OTA sessions begin.
One of the biggest questions for fans - will Stephon Gilmore be able to start on day one? The Bills have high hopes for the rookie cornerback, after drafting him with the 10th overall pick and promptly releasing veteran Drayton Florence. This weekend's camp was Gilmore's first look at the NFL, and specifically the Bills' system. And in the process, Chan Gailey says he looks confident.
"Confidence is something that’s vital, especially at the cornerback position," Gailey said. "It’s vital at some other spots, but it’s really vital at the cornerback position. He played well and did well in this camp. He didn’t get beat a lot out here, so how does he handle that? He’s going to go through some emotions so that maturity and that confidence will help him I think."
"I felt like I got a lot better and I just think that if I keep working on my technique I can get a lot better," Gilmore said. "I think it helped me out, I got better everyday and I'm ready to look forward to the future."