GM: @BNQuinlan –> 1 CB, 2 LB, 1 OL, 1 DL, 1 TE, 1 QB, 1 WR –> 8 Picks
32. Buffalo (4-12)(From GB)- Jimmy Smith, CB – Colorado
3. Buffalo (4-12) – @BNQuinlan – Von Miller, LB Texas
3.04 Buffalo (4-12) – @BNQuinlan – James Carpenter, OT – Alabama
4.03 (100) Buffalo : Colin McCarthy, LB – Miami
5.02 (133) Buffalo Bills: Jerrell Powe, DT – Mississippi
6.04 – 169. Buffalo Bills: Virgil Green, TE – Nevada
7.03 – 206. Buffalo Bills: TJ Yates, QB – UNC
7.42 – 245. Buffalo Bills(comp): Stephen Burton, WR – Texas A&M
Buffalo Bills have traded pick 2.04 & 4.25 for the Green Bay Packers 1.32 pick.
3 Texas A&M OLB Von Miller — Will make Bills fans forget Aaron Maybin in a hurry.
32 Colorado CB Jimmy Smith — Costly trade up, but Bills get a top-15 talent at No. 32.
68 Alabama OT James Carpenter — Another top-notch value, securing immediate starter.
100 Miami ILB Colin McCarthy — Solid young inside ‘backer to complement Posluszny.
133 Ole Miss NT Jerrell Powe — Another impressive value, even if Powe doesn’t fill a need.
169 Nevada TE Virgil Green — A field-stretching, “move” tight end to push Shawn Nelson.
206 North Carolina QB T.J. Yates — Finally, a quarterback. But an underrated prospect.
245 West Texas A&M WR Stephen Burton — Some teams give Burton mid-round grades.
Miller is an ideal pick for a Buffalo defense in desperate need of pass rushers, and value was the theme of the three-day affair for Chan Gailey’s team. The Bills surrendered a fourth-round pick to move up just four spots for Smith, but the move was worth it for the draft’s consensus No. 3 corner. Carpenter has been underrated throughout the draft process and starts at right tackle on day one. The Bills did not reach with any of their selections. This draft won’t push Buffalo into playoff contention, and there’s still a need for a franchise-caliber quarterback. But the young talent secured is impressive, and Yates is an upgrade on Levi Brown as a developmental passer.
Graded by Evan Silva – Rotoworld.com – @EvanSilva