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Gilmore pleased to be heading to Buffalo

Posted By Andrew Kiel On April 27, 2012 @ 11:37 AM In Sports,State & Local News | Comments Disabled

Former South Pointe High School star and South Carolina defensive back Stephon Gilmore talked this morning about being the 10th pick by Buffalo in last night’s NFL draft.

Gilmore said on the Howard Simon Show on WGR-AM in Buffalo that he was happy and emotional after his name was called. Gilmore says he improved during each of his three years with the Gamecocks.

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Thursday night Bills general manager Buddy Nix said he likes Gilmore’s skills.

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Nix says the team wanted a cornerback with size and speed.

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Gilmore says the pressure he will be under in Buffalo will be much like he faced at South Carolina.

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Gilmore was not only the first player from the Gamecocks chosen in last night’s draft. He was also the first player from a South Carolina college or university to be selected.

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