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Nix: Don't force a need in draft

INDIANAPOLIS -- Bills General Manager Buddy Nix stressed he will stick to his draft board and not reach to address a need in the 2012 NFL Draft.

"We need pass rushers, a guy who can set the edge as a defensive end," Nix said. "I want to make this clear – we can’t reach for a defensive end because we need him. ... We'll absolutely stick with the board.

Nix has demonstrated that philosophy the past two years. Running back C.J. Spiller was a need pick but not a giant need in the 2010 draft. Cornerback Aaron Williams, taken 34th last year, did not fill a desperate need.

"No matter what position," Nix said, stressing his desire to take the best player. "The one thing we’ve been missing is playmakers. A guy that can make the difference in the game. We’ve got good players. We don’t have many of those guys."

---Mark Gaughan


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