Buffalo Bills' 2013 NFL Draft Big Board: Real Time Updates and Analysis
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Somewhere in Orchard Park, NY, under lock and key, is the Buffalo Bills' draft board.
Buffalo's board supposedly ranks players based upon their grades, regardless of position. I tend to believe the team in this regard after it drafted C.J. Spiller back in 2010 with the ninth overall pick.
Was Spiller worthy of being drafted so high? Absolutely. However, no one expected Buffalo to target Spiller when the team had Marshawn Lynch and Fred Jackson on its roster.
My draft board will be a bit different from the way the Bills do things.
My top 10 prospects will feature players in multiple positions, but those who play in a position of need for the Bills will receive a boosted rating.
Following the top 10, I'll focus on positions that the Bills could look to update in the draft.
Running back and defensive tackle will not be featured as I feel Buffalo is content with the players currently on its roster. That's not to say that Buffalo won't look to add another running back or defensive tackle late in the draft, but it's far from a sure thing.
After much deliberation, I also eliminated offensive tackle and free safety. There is a lot of offensive tackle talent available in the first round, but Buffalo should feel good about having Cordy Glenn, Erik Pears and Chris Hairston. Zebrie Sanders is no sure thing to make the team, but Nix believes he could be a swing tackle. Please note that if Eric Fisher or Lane Johnson were the Bills' top prospect available, there is a strong chance they'd draft them.
As for free safety, the Bills franchised Jairus Byrd, and I believe they plan on signing him long term.
Each position will be given a top-five list, draft round projection and brief analysis.
Last, five sleeper picks the Bills should look at between Rounds 4 and 6 will be named and analyzed.
As per any Bills draft article, it's important to remember that the team does not have a seventh-round draft pick after sending the pick to Seattle for Tarvaris Jackson.
The big board and rankings will be updated daily based upon pro days, injuries and free-agent signings.
For example, Dee Milliner's ranking took a slight hit when the Bills announced they re-signed Leodis McKelvin on Saturday. McKelvin may be an average cornerback at best, but in bringing McKelvin back, the team can focus on other holes early in the draft.
That said, Milliner's rating could rise based upon other teams' free-agent signings. If the Miami Dolphins sign Mike Wallace in free agency, then Buffalo may make drafting a cornerback a high priority.
Disagree with my big board or positional rankings? Leave a comment and tell me who you'd add or how you'd rank the players!
Top 10 Players Overall
Chance Warmack is the best player in the draft in my opinion.
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Top 10 Players
One of the best players in this draft. Unfortunately for Chance Warmack, guards aren't generally looked at in the top five picks of a draft. Buffalo may target Warmack at eight if the team does not replace Andy Levitre in free agency.
2. Luke Joeckel
Offensive tackle may not be a pressing need for the Bills, but Luke Joeckel is a franchise left tackle. The odds of Joeckel falling to the eight slot are slim to none.
3. Geno Smith
In a supposedly weak quarterback class, Geno Smith stands out to me. His completion percentage, passing yards and TD/INT ratio rank favorably with some first-round quarterbacks from 2011 and 2012. Don't believe me? Take a look for yourself.
4. Dion Jordan
A hybrid OLB/DE who has uncanny athleticism, Dion Jordan would be an ideal fit in Mike Pettine's defense in Buffalo for his ability to get to the passer. One aspect of Jordan's game that is underrated is his coverage skills. High ceiling.
5. Barkevious Mingo
Another hybrid OLB/DE who would be a good fit in Buffalo. Barkevious Mingo has never played OLB, but in the NFL this is his ideal position. Mingo has incredible speed for his size and does a nice job getting to the quarterback. In the NFL, Mingo will have to work on different moves to get to the quarterback as he relied on his athleticism. His ceiling is just as high as Jordan's.
6. Eric Fisher
Another outstanding tackle who deserves to go in the top 10 picks. The Bills have two solid offensive tackles in Cordy Glenn and Erik Pears. Chris Hairston also provides the Bills with decent depth at the position and the team took a mid-round flier on Zebrie Sanders in 2012.
That said, Eric Fisher is a natural left tackle, much like Joeckel, and moving Glenn to right tackle would give the team two great tackles.
7. Dee Milliner
The top cornerback available in the draft. He is incredibly talented with good size (6'0"). At the NFL combine, Dee Milliner showed off his speed running a 4.37-second 40-yard dash. Milliner plays the ball very well when it's in the air and uses his ability to make plays on the ball. Mike Pettine likes cornerbacks who play bump-and-run.
If Milliner is available at eight, the Bills would be hard-pressed to find a better prospect.
8. Cordarrelle Patterson
He is the most gifted wide receiver in the class, but I have my worries about Cordarrelle Patterson. In college, he wasn't the best wide receiver on his team. That honor went to Tennessee wide receiver Justin Hunter. However, Patterson has an incredible ceiling as he stands at 6'2" and runs a 4.42-second 40-yard dash.
Patterson is elusive with the ball in his hands and is hard to tackle due to his size and strength. Patterson has strong hands and can defeat cornerbacks for jump balls. If Patterson reaches his ceiling, then he would become one of the most feared wide receivers in the NFL.
9. Sharrif Floyd
Buffalo has no need for a defensive tackle, but Floyd just edges out Star Lotulelei as my top DT in the draft. Floyd has phenomenal agility and is very powerful. The most exciting part of Floyd's game is that he has plenty of room to grow.
Right now, it seems doubtful that he'll be on the board at the eighth pick, as many teams in front of Buffalo could use a defensive tackle with Floyd's skill set.
10. Jarvis Jones
If Jarvis Jones continues to receive positive news on his neck, then he'll move up this list. However, Da'Quan Bowers' knee also received positive reports and that didn't stop him from falling out of the first round.
Jones is a fantastic OLB who would fit into Mike Pettine's defense nicely. He is also athletic enough to drop into coverage. Jones is phenomenal on the edge, and in Pettine's defense, there is no doubt the team would find interesting ways to use him.
Geno Smith impressed at West Virginia's pro day on March 14th. Smith completed 60 of 64 passes. Of the four incomplete passes, two were considered as drops.
Bills GM Buddy Nix was in attendance and it was and Smith stated that he will visit the Bills on March 22nd.
Impressive combine aside, Smith also jumped ahead of Dion Jordan and Barkevious Mingo as the team signed Manny Lawson in free agency. I'm sure I'll get flack from some for bumping Jordan and Mingo for this reason, but Lawson is a great fit in a 3-4. Per Pro Football Focus, Lawson was rated as the ninth best OLB (Subscription Required) in a 3-4 defense in 2010, the last year he played in this defense.
If Geno Smith falls into Buffalo's lap at eight, the team has to take him.
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1. Geno Smith, Round 1
2. Ryan Nassib, Rounds 1-2
3. E.J. Manuel, Rounds 1-2
4. Matt Barkley, Rounds 1-2
5. Tyler Wilson, Round 2
Geno Smith leads the way in quarterback rankings. Smith had a strong senior year at West Virginia and while he is not a perfect prospect, he's the best quarterback in the draft.
One area where Smith needs to improve in is his accuracy. Although Smith had a 71.2 completion percentage, many of his incomplete passes were significantly off. Another area Smith will need to work on is taking snaps under center.
At WVU, Smith took most of his snaps in the pistol or shotgun so he'll have to show that he's comfortable taking snaps under center. Smith's March 14th pro day went smoothly; although when has a pro day not run smoothly for a QB? Smith completed 60-of-64 passes in front of representatives of 29 teams.
Ryan Nassib of Syracuse ranks second on my quarterback list. If I were ranking quarterbacks overall in the draft, I'm not sure I'd place Nassib here. That said, my rankings are for the Buffalo Bills, so Nassib at two makes plenty of sense.
Nassib started under Doug Marrone for three seasons and knows the ins-and-outs of his offense. By drafting Nassib, Buffalo would get a rookie quarterback with extensive knowledge of his offense entering training camp. Nassib had an impressive pro day where he completed 70 of 74 passes. Of the four incomplete passes, three were considered dropped passes.
Nassib couldn't ask for a better pro day.
E.J. Manuel is climbing up draft boards. Mike Mayock has him listed as the second-best QB in the draft. Manuel is a fantastic athlete, much like Geno Smith, and has one of the best arms in the draft in terms of strength. Manuel also has the size you like in a quarterback as he stands at 6'5".
Manuel isn't as polished as Colin Kaepernick, but after watching how effective Kaepernick was for the 49ers, some team is going to take Manuel no later than the second round.
Matt Barkley played in a West Coast offense at USC, which is going to be similar to the offense Buffalo runs. Barkley is often criticized for not having the arm to play for certain teams in the NFL, but based on film I've watched, he can make all the throws. Barkley is extremely intelligent and is accurate when throwing intermediate passes.
He may not have the arm of Jim Kelly, but Barkley seems savvy enough to keep the chains moving.
Tyler Wilson is another quarterback familiar with running a West Coast offense. His arm is slightly stronger than Barkley's, but Wilson is coming off a bit of a down year at Arkansas. Toughness is one area where Wilson may be better than the rest of the quarterbacks in the 2013 draft class. Wilson played behind one of the worst offensive lines in the SEC and was still able to put up respectable stats.
In the second round, Wilson will be an excellent value pick for a franchise as he could start from day one.
If Cordarrelle Patterson reaches his ceiling, he'll be an elite WR.
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1. Cordarrelle Patterson, Round 1
2. DeAndre Hopkins, Round 1
3. Keenan Allen, Round 1
4. Tavon Austin, Round 1
5. Robert Woods, Round 2
I've already mentioned Patterson's ceiling on my top 10 players list. Patterson has excellent size and speed while possessing elusiveness in the open field. He's hard to tackle and is able to defeat cornerbacks regularly in jump ball situations.
If Patterson meets his ceiling, he could be a poor man's Calvin Johnson. Generally, being called a poor man's anything is an insult, but to be compared to Megatron is the highest compliment a wide receiver could ask for.
DeAndre Hopkins is the most complete wide receiver in the draft. While I don't have a crystal ball to see into the future, Hopkins is the safest wide receiver a team could select. Hopkins doesn't have the elite speed, yet he is able to get open with relative ease. Besides speed,
Hopkins does everything else extremely well. Hopkins is a great route-runner and has strong hands. If you put a ball anywhere near Hopkins, he'll catch it.
Keenan Allen was the top WR in the draft at one point. Unfortunately for Allen, a knee injury has kept him inactive. For this reason, he's fallen a bit on my draft board. Allen will not participate at California's pro day, but has a workout scheduled for April 9. If he workouts well, he'll likely stay in this spot. If his performance does not meet expectations, he may fall to the bottom of the top five.
Allen is a good route-runner and all-around good athlete. He, like Hopkins, does not have game-changing speed, but he makes up for it with his hands and footwork.
Need speed? Tavon Austin is your man. Austin runs a 4.34-second 40-yard dash but is more than just a speedy wide receiver. Austin possesses great body control and has great hands. He's also versatile in that a team can line him up in the backfield or run reverses with him. Austin would be a great complement to a player like Andre Johnson.
That said, it's no guarantee that Austin lasts that long in the first round.
Rounding out the top five is Robert Woods. Bills fans should think of Woods as a faster version of Stevie Johnson. Woods had an excellent career at USC and to me, Woods is the best route-runner in the draft. Woods also has sure hands. In the second round, some team is going to get a solid player in Woods.
Someone will be getting a very good tight end in Tyler Eifert late in the first round.
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1. Tyler Eifert, Round 1
2. Zach Ertz, Round 2
3. Gavin Escobar, Round 2
4. Vance McDonald, Round 2
5. Jordan Reed, Round 3
Tyler Eifert is hands-down the best tight end in this year's draft class. Eifert has incredible hands and catches anything thrown his way. He's also the best blocker of the top five tight ends in the class. Eifert's only weakness is his inability to create separation. He struggled to create separation at Notre Dame and that will continue in the NFL.
That said, Eifert has the ability to catch passes in tight spaces.
Zach Ertz is a good athlete who can create separation. He's a better prospect than former teammate, Coby Fleener. Ertz is physical with the ball in his hands and is another TE who can block. Ertz has some issues with drops and can be tentative when coming across the middle of the field.
Gavin Escobar has great hands and creates separation when going against tight ends. Escobar is strong in the open field with the ball in his hands. Escobar needs to work on improving as a blocker to become a complete tight end in the NFL.
Vance McDonald has been climbing steadily up draft boards. McDonald has good speed for a tight end running a 4.69-second 40-yard dash. In terms of route-running, McDonald does a great job, but much of the time at Rice, he was split wide. McDonald, like Escobar, needs to improve at blocking.
Jordan Reed reminds me a lot of former Florida Gator Aaron Hernandez. Reed is a great athlete and has the ability to find open spaces in opposing defenses. Upon catching passes, Reed looks like a wide receiver with his footwork and ability to elude tacklers.
Much like the two TEs previously mentioned, Reed is not much of a blocker. However, Reed will be a matchup nightmare when matched up against opposing teams' linebackers.
Jonathan Cooper is another excellent guard that will go early in the draft.
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1. Chance Warmack, Round 1
2. Jonathan Cooper, Round 1
3. Larry Warford, Round 2
4. Justin Pugh, Round 2-3
5. Alvin Bailey, Round 3
The Bills seem to be ready to let Andy Levitre walk in free agency. Generally, I'm not a fan of letting talent walk just to replace the player in the first round.
That said, Chance Warmack would be the exception. If you looked over my top 10 list, I feel that Warmack is the best player in the draft. Warmack mauls his competition regularly and has exceptional footwork for his size. He is exceptional in pass blocking and run blocking, unbelievable talent and All-Pro potential.
Jonathan Cooper of North Carolina is a great athlete. His ability to block and get to the second level is second to none in the draft. However, Cooper lacks the strength that Warmack possesses. That said, he has the ability to be a Pro Bowl player for many years to come in the NFL.
Larry Warford ranks third on the offensive guard list, but the talent level takes a significant drop at this point. Warford has the ideal frame of an offensive guard and impressive agility. At Kentucky, Warford handled defensive lineman as well as blitzers very well.
The biggest flaw in Warford's game is his lack of speed. Compared to other offensive guards, Warford is extremely slow and will have trouble getting to the next level.
Justin Pugh is starting to rise up draft boards. Pugh has three years' experience as a starting offensive tackle at Syracuse, but he projects well as an OG. Pugh's versatility enables him to play any spot on the line and he's very athletic. On the inside, players will struggle to get past Pugh.
At Syracuse's pro day, Pugh benched 225 pounds 23 times, showing that his shoulder has healed.
Alvin Bailey of Arkansas was one of the day offensive lineman who did a good job of protecting Tyler Wilson on a regular basis. Bailey is large and very athletic. He possesses plenty of strength and is able to get to the next level. Although Bailey started 26 games at Arkansas, he's still raw. That alone makes him very intriguing to a team looking to develop a premier offensive guard.
Dion Jordan would be a great addition to the Bills at pick eight.
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1. Dion Jordan, Round 1
2. Bjoern Werner, Round 1
3. Ezekiel Ansah, Round 1
4. Damontre Moore, Round 1
5. Datone Jones, Rounds 1-2
Dion Jordan is a total package. He has the footwork, moves and fast hands you look for in a defensive end. He also has the ability to drop back into coverage and cover an opposing team's tight end due to his freakish natural ability. He's exactly the type of player Mike Pettine would covet.
Jordan is not likely to be available at pick eight, but if he is, the Bills would be foolish not to pull the trigger.
Bjoern Werner is a natural defensive end. He has great athleticism and excellent instincts. Werner has the ability to get to the quarterback, but he is also strong against the run. Werner tends to disappear at times on tape. Of Werner's 12 sacks in 2012, 7.5 came in two games against Murray State and Florida. The latter was a top-notch team, but Werner had seven games where he didn't register a sack.
Ezekiel "Ziggy" Ansah has an extremely high ceiling at defensive end and will go in the first round of the draft. Ansah is powerful, yet extremely athletic. Ansah shows flashes of greatness, but also gets winded during periods of games. Ansah is another raw athlete who could develop into a special player if he puts in the work.
Ansah had an impressive combine even after it was revealed that he did not train for the event.
Let's get it out of the way, Damontre Moore had a terrible NFL combine and his pro day wasn't much better. At the combine, Moore benched 225 pounds a measly 12 times. At his pro day, he improved the number to 19, but it was still underwhelming. His 40-yard dash time at the combine? A 4.95. Moore didn't run at his pro day as he was recovering from a hamstring injury that he claims occurred at the combine.
While Moore's draft stock has taken a hit, his film shows an entirely different player. Moore exhibited excellent agility and pursued the ball extremely well. However, he doesn't have the explosiveness of Dion Jordan or Ziggy Ansah.
UCLA's Datone Jones is another borderline first round pick. Jones is a wonderful athlete who played both defensive end and defensive tackle. His versatility will be valued by teams running a hybrid defense. Jones uses his hands extremely well and is powerful. He's a bit too undersized to play defensive tackle full time in the NFL, but if a team limits his snaps, he'll be fine.
Barkevious Mingo is a special athlete.
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1. Barkevious Mingo, Round 1
2. Jarvis Jones, Round 1
3. Alec Ogletree, Round 1-2
4. Arthur Brown, Round 1-2
5. Khaseem Greene, Round 2
Mingo and Jones could battle back and forth for the top spot at OLB leading up to the draft. Mingo's versatility and high ceiling give him the nod, however. Mingo is an unbelievable athlete who Mike Pettine could throw in various spots on the Bills defense. He's explosive but needs to work on pass-rush moves for the NFL as he relies a bit too much on his speed.
At OLB, Mingo has the ability to cover and rush, so he'll be coveted.
Jarvis Jones was my top prospect toward the end of the college football season. Questions about his neck/spine, however, has dropped him on my list. Jones is another explosive athlete, and unlike Mingo, he has a strong repertoire of pass-rush moves to get to the quarterback.
Jones is only slightly above average in coverage however, so this may limit his game in the NFL.
Alec Ogletree was close to a first-round lock before getting arrested for a DUI on February 19. Ogletree missed time at Georgia after stealing a scooter helmet and for failing drug tests. His multiple offenses may push him out of the first round. Ogletree is a strong athlete who could play both OLB and ILB in the NFL. There are some questions about his size in the NFL and his tackling.
Arthur Brown was a sure tackler at Kansas State and is great at diagnosing plays at the line. Brown has great sideline-to-sideline speed and possesses great agility. That said, there are concerns about his size, much like Ogletree. Brown had a great collegiate career, but many wonder if he'll excel in the NFL.
Last, Khaseem Greene would have been a great fit for the 2012 Buffalo Bills. Greene is an ideal 4-3 linebacker with good athleticism. He's a great tackler in the open space and is a strong blitzer. However, it seems like a trend, but there are concerns about Greene's size. When blocked, Greene struggled to shed blockers. He oftentimes tries to avoid blockers all together, rather than take them on.
The Bills could have some intriguing options at ILB in the second round.
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1. Manti Te'o, Round 2
2. Kevin Minter, Round 2
3. Kiko Alonso, Round 3
4. Jon Bostic, Round 3
5. Nico Johnson, Rounds 3-4
Manti Te'o's fall from grace started after his abysmal performance against Alabama and continued after the Lennay Kekua story broke. While both were negatives for Te'o, it was only a small part of Te'o's career. Te'o has a powerful frame and excellent instincts. He reads plays well and is a sure-tackler. His biggest weakness is his lack of sideline-to-sideline speed and coverage skills.
Kevin Minter has passed Te'o on many boards, which I can understand. Minter is very aggressive on the field and has displayed excellent instincts. He has a powerful frame and proved to be a valuable blitzer at LSU. Much like Khaseem Greene, Minter tries to avoid blockers rather than take them on. While Minter is a solid tackler, he's not the hard hitter you expect him to be upon seeing him.
Kiko Alonso is an excellent athlete and defender. He's versatile enough to play as an outside linebacker at times, which will appeal to many teams. Alonso is strong in coverage and has plenty of room to grow. Alonso has had some run-ins with the law during his collegiate career, although this hasn't happened in a few seasons.
Jon Bostic of Florida is very physical and is a strong tackler. He'll probably start out on special teams similar to Akeem Dent's rookie season in Atlanta. Bostic needs to improve on shedding blocks in the NFL.
Nico Johnson of Alabama looks like an NFL linebacker and showed that he could be a hard hitter. Johnson is a bit of a liability in pass coverage, however, and this will limit him in the league.
If the Dolphins sign Mike Wallace, Dee Milliner becomes an option at pick eight.
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1. Dee Milliner, Round 1
2. Xavier Rhodes, Round 1
3. Desmond Trufant, Round 1
4. Johnthan Banks, Round 2
5. David Amerson, Round 2
Dee Milliner has the ability to be the first player taken in the 2013 NFL draft. He possesses the ideal size and speed that teams look for in a cornerback. What makes Milliner special is his athleticism. He can keep up with any wide receiver and is great at finding the ball in the air. He does a great job with jump balls and has the makeup of a great NFL cornerback.
Xavier Rhodes isn't that far behind Milliner and should be drafted within the first 15 picks of the draft. Rhodes is a physical corner who enjoys press coverage and like Milliner, he's strong at locating the ball in the air. Rhodes can be a bit too physical at times, much like current Bills cornerback Stephon Gilmore.
Desmond Trufant has great speed (4.38) and outstanding footwork for a cornerback. He plays a physical style and has 47 starts under his belt at Washington. Trufant is a bit raw compared to Milliner and Rhodes as he sometimes relies too much on his athleticism.
That said, he has the potential to be a No. 1 corner in the NFL.
Johnthan Banks was once thought of as a first-round prospect, but second round is more fitting. Banks has great size at 6'2". Banks has shown excellent footwork and is a ball hawk with 16 career interceptions. The biggest flaw in Banks' game is his speed. Banks ran a 4.61-second 40-yard dash, much slower than the three corners listed above him.
He may really struggle in the NFL to keep up with receivers.
David Amerson of North Carolina State has good size at 6'1" and displayed good speed running a 4.44 40-yard dash. Amerson's greatest strength was reading the opposing quarterback's eyes in his collegiate career. Amerson plays aggressively at corner, but at times is too aggressive which leads to big plays for opposing teams. In Round 2, he provides a team with excellent value.
Teams are starting to fall in love with Cyprien's play.
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1. Jonathan Cyprien, Round 1-2
2. Matt Elam, Round 2
3. Shamarko Thomas, Round 2-3
4. Shawn Williams, Round 3
5. Robert Lester, Round 3-4
Jonathan Cyprien has been climbing up many draft boards. While I have a second-round grade on the former Florida International star, I see him being selected in the first round. Cyprien is very aggressive and is known for hitting his opposition full force. Cyprien biggest weakness is that he sometimes takes a path for the ball that is too aggressive. This leads to big plays for opposing offenses.
He is also known for attempting to tackle players high. In the NFL, many players will be able to break his tackle attempts.
Matt Elam of Florida is another aggressive safety. He showed excellent athleticism and instincts during his time with the Gators. Elam, however, is a bit undersized at 5'10" and had struggles in jump-ball situations. This could get much worse in the NFL.
Shamarko Thomas has risen up draft boards due to his excellent NFL combine. Thomas displayed great speed for a safety running a 4.42 40-yard dash. Thomas was used as a blitzer at Syracuse and could thrive in an aggressive defense. The biggest knock in Thomas is his size. Thomas stands in at 5'9", which is very small for an safety.
Shawn Williams of Georgia possesses good size for a safety. He stands in at 6'0" and his 4.46 40-yard dash shows he has great speed for the position as well. Williams has a strong shot of leapfrogging Thomas before the draft. Williams showed great range at Georgia and is known for taking great angles to get to the ball.
His biggest flaw in college was getting caught flat-footed. This led to big plays for opposing offenses.
Robert Lester of Alabama has great size at 6'1" and is known to be able to defend jump-ball passes very well. Lester displayed good athleticism during his time with the Crimson Tide and he is good at locating the football in the air. His biggest weakness is his tackling. He was dragged quite a few times in his college career for extra yards and he grabbed at receivers, rather than tackling them.
Chris Harper is a sleeper at WR.
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1. Chris Harper, WR, Round 5
2. Chris Gragg, TE, Round 5
3. Corey Lemonier, DE, Round 4
4. Zeke Motta, FS, Round 5
5. Sean Renfree, QB, Round 6
Chris Harper of Kansas State has good size at 6'1" and decent speed running a 4.55 40-yard dash. He has good hands and is one of the best wide receivers in this class when it comes to locating the ball in the air. Over his college career, he's become a better route-runner and could be a steal in the later rounds of the NFL draft.
Chris Gragg of Arkansas is an extremely athletic tight end, much like Jordan Reed. Gragg has good speed running a 4.50 40-yard dash and has decent size at 6'3". Gragg is a good route-runner and creates separation when running routes. Gragg is not afraid to take a hit and catches almost anything that comes his way. Durability is all that is holding Gragg back. He had multiple injuries at Arkansas including a leg injury this season.
Corey Lemonier is a raw athlete. At Auburn, Lemonier showed the ability to get off the edge consistently using his speed. Lemonier also demonstrated power and his versatility when he dropped back into coverage. He'd be a good fit in Mike Pettine's defense.
As a Notre Dame fan, I saw Zeke Motta in action a lot. Motta is strong in run defense and has good size at 6'2". Motta has a tendency of tackling high, but in Round 5 he'd be an intriguing option.
The Bills need to address their quarterback position within the first three rounds this year. That said, in Round 6, I wouldn't be opposed to the team also drafting Sean Renfree of Duke. Renfree has a very strong arm and is a classic dropback passer.
Renfree could be stashed on Buffalo's practice squad, or if he's impressive enough, the team's third-string quarterback. The Redskins proved in 2012 that drafting two quarterbacks in the same year isn't the worst idea.