What the Draft Analysts Said Following the 2010 NFL Draft
Ignore the title of this section. We’re sticking with just one draft analyst here due to many sites not mentioning Buffalo’s late round picks.
Jon Dove graded picks from the 2010 draft’s third day for CBSSports.com. Here were his grades and thoughts on Buffalo’s final three picks:
Batten was given a B:
Danny Batten is little known but he has ability. He has the potential to be one of the top special teams player in the NFL.
Dove gave Brown a C:
The Bills finally draft a quarterback. Brown fits the mold of what Chan Gailey likes, he has good mobility and football IQ. However, with a few quarterbacks on the roster he will have a hard time making the team.
Calloway was given the highest grade, a B+:
Calloway is a right tackle but is a nice fit for a team hungry for offensive linemen.
Careers as Buffalo Bills
In 2010, Danny Batten injured his shoulder and was placed on the injured reserve in August. In 2011, Batten played in 14 games for the Bills, starting four of the games. He finished the season with 25 total tackles (17 solo) and one-half sack. Batten was released by the Bills on August 26, 2012.
Levi Brown’s career saw him play in one game, the 2010 season finale. With the Bills getting embarrassed by the New York Jets, Brown came into the game and completed two of three passes. The two completions went for 24 yards. His one incomplete pass went for an interception. Brown was released during the final cut in 2011.
Calloway became the first draft pick of general manager Buddy Nix’s tenure in Buffalo to be released. He was practicing as the team’s third string right tackle before being released in late August of 2010.
Final Grade: F
Personally, late round picks are your chance to take developmental players. These players have a high failure rate, but occasionally you find contributors and in some cases, overlooked players (See: Johnson, Stevie). Unfortunately, none of Buffalo’s final three picks in 2010 were able to contribute much to the team.
Previous 2010 NFL Draft Grades: