Oregon CB Deommodore Lenoir sat down with Steve Mathes of The Air Raid Hour to discuss his pre-draft discussion with the Buffalo Bills, his game, and his thoughts on the current Buffalo Bills squad.
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On the Buffalo Bills WR Group.
Lenoir believes the Buffalo Bills have some of the best receivers in the league. He stated, “iron sharpens iron” in terms of the opportunity to go up against Stefon Diggs, Cole Beasley, and Emmanuel Sanders every day in practice.
On “The Process” and Growth Mindset
Lenoir is familiar with “The Process,” something he said Oregon Head Coach Mario Cristobal preaches to his team regularly. “It’s not always going to start off green for you, so just keep working, and eventually, you’ll get there. That’s what I believe.”
On his Playing Style
Lenoir is a self-proclaimed “dog.” He believes he is one of the more versatile corners in the entire draft. At Oregon he played in both zone and man coverage, in the slot, at safety, and even in the box. He is aggressive and likes to take on bigger body running backs and receivers at the line of scrimmage. He brought up current Bills running back Zack Moss as an example of a power running back he went toe to toe with in college and did not back down.
On Tre White
Lenoir explained how he regularly watches Tre White tape to improve his own game. He thinks White has some of the best footwork he has ever seen from a corner. He looks forward to possibly learning from White if he were to land in Buffalo.
On Being Surrounded By Talent
At Oregon, Lenoir shared a secondary with fellow draft prospects Jevon Holland and Thomas Graham. In Buffalo, he would be playing alongside Tre White, Jordan Poyer, and Micah Hyde. When asked if he is up to the challenge of being targeted a lot, he stated, “I live for that sort of challenge. I want that responsibility”.
On his Conversations with the Buffalo Bills
Lenoir says he spoke with Buffalo Bills personnel early in the process. That they expressed interest in him as a player and liked his versatility. Deommodore would be an option for the Bills anywhere between rounds 3-5.