From the Buff News today, and the analysis of Rex's defensive failure:
It was also interesting how much worse the Bills defense did, especially against the run, after safety Aaron Williams got injured.
The Bills were 4-2 when Dolphins receiver Jarvis Landry threw a high block on Williams, sending him to injured reserve with a severe neck injury for the second year in a row. The Bills’ safety carousel eventually featured eight different players at the position in 2016, even with Corey Graham on the field for 99 percent of defensive plays.
The Bills allowed only 17.2 points per game with Williams, but after he went down, the Bills gave up 22 consecutive points and blew a lead in an important divisional game before losing three straight. They gave up 27.5 points per game without Williams while going 3-7.
The Bills actually gave up fewer passing yards on average without Williams, but on fewer attempts, likely because they were so easy to run against. Once Williams went down, the Bills rushing average against skyrocketed from 103.2 yards per game to 151.1. Williams is contemplating retirement.
Given that, if the Bills are on the clock and both Mike Williams and the best safety in the draft are available, which do you take?
This is, of course, assuming that we don't add a starting WR or S in free agency, which I don't see happening.