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Grading the Buffalo Bills’ 2015 NFL Draft Picks

Monday, May 4th, 2015
John Miller was one of the Bills' best 2015 NFL draft picks, as he should be able to compete for a starting job right away. (Photo: Mark Konezny — USA Today Sports)

John Miller was one of the Bills’ best 2015 NFL draft picks, as he should be able to compete for a starting job right away. (Photo: Mark Konezny — USA Today Sports)

BBD Contributor: Brian Krosky

With the 2015 NFL draft in the books, it’s time to evaluate how effectively the Buffalo Bills found value and addressed needs with their six selections in this year’s event.

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Buffalo Bills Add Six Draft Picks, 13 Undrafted Free Agents

Sunday, May 3rd, 2015

BBD Editor: Dan Hope

After having no first-round pick on Thursday, the Buffalo Bills added 17 rookies to their roster between Friday and Saturday. Only time will tell if those additions make the Bills a better team for the 2015 season, but nonetheless, the Bills now have a better idea of what their roster will look like for the upcoming year, and at what positions they will have the toughest competition for roster spots.

The Bills made two draft picks on Day 2 of the draft, then after making four picks on Day 3, have signed 13 undrafted free agents. For analysis on all of the Bills’ new talent, check out the links below.

Ronald Darby, CB, Florida State (Round 2, No. 50 Overall Pick)

John Miller, G, Louisville (Round 3, No. 81 Overall Pick)

Karlos Williams, RB, Florida State (Round 5, No. 155 Overall Pick)

Tony Steward, LB, Clemson (Round 6, No. 188 Overall Pick)
Nick O’Leary, TE, Florida State (Round 6, No. 194 Overall Pick)

Dezmin Lewis, WR, Central Arkansas (Round 7, No. 234 Overall Pick)

Undrafted Free Agent Signings


Analysis: Buffalo Bills 2015 Undrafted Free Agents

Sunday, May 3rd, 2015
Cedric Reed (No. 88) is among the players who will be trying to make the Buffalo Bills roster as undrafted free agent signings. (Photo: Evan Habeeb — USA Today Sports)

Cedric Reed (No. 88) is among the players who will be trying to make the Buffalo Bills roster as undrafted free agent signings. (Photo: Evan Habeeb — USA Today Sports)

BBD Editor: Dan Hope

The Buffalo Bills only had six picks to work with in the 2015 NFL draft, but that was not the end of their rookie additions to their roster. On Monday, the Bills announced the additions of 13 undrafted free agents to their team.

For a list of undrafted free agents who have signed with all 32 teams around the NFL, check out NEPatriotsDraft.com’s UDFA Tracker.

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Buffalo Bills Select Central Arkansas WR Dezmin Lewis with No. 234 Overall Selection

Saturday, May 2nd, 2015

The Bills might have landed a hidden gem by drafting Central Arkansas wide receiver Dezmin Lewis in the seventh round. (Photo: John David Mercer — USA Today Sports)

The Bills might have landed a hidden gem by drafting Central Arkansas wide receiver Dezmin Lewis in the seventh round. (Photo: John David Mercer — USA Today Sports)

BBD Editor: Dan Hope

Of the Buffalo Bills’ six selections in the 2015 NFL draft, they very well might have saved their best for last. With the selection of Central Arkansas wide receiver Dezmin Lewis at the No. 234 overall pick, the Bills landed one of the draft’s top small-school talents, and a playmaker with size who could prove to be a seventh-round steal.

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Buffalo Bills Select Clemson LB Tony Steward, Florida State TE Nick O’Leary in Round 6

Saturday, May 2nd, 2015
The Buffalo Bills added another weapon to their offense by drafting Nick O'Leary with one of their two sixth-round picks. (Photo: Rich Barnes — USA Today Sports)

The Buffalo Bills added another weapon to their offense by drafting Nick O’Leary with one of their two sixth-round picks. (Photo: Rich Barnes — USA Today Sports)

BBD Editor: Dan Hope

When the Buffalo Bills traded for Minnesota Vikings quarterback Matt Cassel in March, they sent the No. 137 overall pick in the draft—which they had previously acquired from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers—and a 2016 seventh-round pick to Minnesota in exchange for Cassel and a sixth-round pick. That sixth-round pick, No. 188 overall, gave the Bills two selections in Round 6, the only round in the 2015 NFL draft (barring a trade for an additional seventh-round pick) in which they have multiple draft choices.

The Bills used the No. 188 overall selection to select Tony Steward, a linebacker from Clemson. Six picks later, the Bills used the No. 194 overall selection to select Nick O’Leary, a tight end from Florida State.

Through six rounds, the Bills have made five selections in total, and every single one of them has been from the Atlantic Coast Conference. Three of those five players—O’Leary, second-round pick Ronald Darby and fifth-round pick Karlos Williams—played their college football for the Seminoles.

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