IDPwithBEE On The Rise with Da’Norris Searcy
Long time Buffalo Bill safety George Wilson is on his way out and we can welcome in Da’Norris Searcy; who’ll be taking over and play next to Jairus Byrd to form one of the better safety duos in the NFL. Searcy is thrilled about the new Bills aggressive defensive scheme entering 2013 and it’ll play to his strength. With Byrd being the ball hawk, we can expect Searcy to be lined up in the box and getting after the QB or making plays near the line of scrimmage.
Da’Norris is athletic and has a powerful build, definitely more physical than Wilson and has hard hitting ability that fits just fine with the new aggressive scheme. Searcy will still have to work on his pass coverage as both he and Byrd will be switching back and forth on coverage.
Searcy said “it is an extremely great opportunity (to get a chance to start and take charge).” He also stated “I’ am going to take it full stride. My confidence is pretty much through the roof right now. I just always come in with the attitude of working and getting better, it’s an opportunity that I plan on seizing.”
So with opportunity knocking at Searcy’s door, he looks prime for a breakout season. The last 4 years at Buffalo George Wilson averaged 87 tackles but put up 100+ in 3 of the 4 seasons and 70 or more solo tackles in 3 of the 4 seasons. With the new defensive scheme I can see Searcy easily matching those numbers and providing an additional boost by creating turnovers and getting a handful of pass deflections. Searcy is knocking on that IDP sleeper door and has slowly risen in rankings as the word is out on Da’Norris.
Searcy is a strong DB2 candidate for your team and a solid get for tackle heavy leagues. How confident am I in Searcy, well I’ve taken him over Stevie Brown, Glover Quin and Antoine Bethea to give you some names. The upside is with Searcy and he’s about to put on a show so don’t be late to the party.
Projection: 113 total tackles (83 solo) 3FF 2FR 6PD 2TD
DSE IDP Lead Analyst