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Hamdan up, Youboty down

The draft turned out well for Bills No. 3 QB Gibran Hamdan but not well for backup cornerback Ashton Youboty. The Bills did not invest a pick in a quarterback, which was a mild surprise. But to get a decent one they would have had to use a pick in the fourth or fifth round. In the fifth, they passed up San Diego's Josh Johnson, who I loved, along with Oregon's Dennis Dixon, for a backup linebacker - Iowa State's Alvin Bowen. That filled a serious need. They were thin at outside backer, and he will step right into a key role on special teams. And if he pans out, he could be part of the replacement plan for Angelo Crowell, who's entering the last year of his contract. Meanwhile, the fourth-round selection of Reggie Corner was a statement that Youboty will have a hard time making the roster. The Bills' CB lineup: Terrence McGee, Leodis McKelvin, Jabari Greer, William James, Reggie Corner, Ashton Youboty, Kennard Cox. Youboty is sixth on the list, and the team usually only keeps five. I guess the Bills are growing tired of waiting for Youboty to make an impact.

---Mark Gaughan

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