“Taking it to the Next Level”
- By Dan Becker
Buffalo Bills Cornerback Siran Neal is entering his fifth year with the team — and it may see him competing for a starting role with the team.
The 26-year-old corner was drafted by Buffalo in 2018 in the 5th round.
While he did not log a single start in 2021, he flashed in his 17 appearances, logging 23 tackles, a 50% completion rating and just one missed tackle, advanced stats by Pro Football Reference show.
In an interview on Buffalo Bills.com, Neal is now looking “To take it the next level.”
He understands that the past 4 seasons have also gone by fast.
Last season, his season high in tackles was in a Week 9 loss to Jacksonville.
Neal had 4 solo tackles in the game.
He also had a crucial force fumble in the important Week 5 victory over Kansas City. Neal credits his success and being flexible to knowing what you got to do as both inside and outside in the secondary.
“To play outside to nickel you got to be pretty fast”, he pointed out in the Countdown to Training Camp interview.
Neal signed a three-year contract extension this past off season and doesn’t believe the summer is not time to rest in both his professional and personal life. Having twin daughters, Neal is expecting a son this upcoming year.