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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


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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2015 NFL Combine Notebook, Day 3: OL/TE Workouts, DE/LB Weigh-ins

Friday, February 20th, 2015
Maxx Williams' 40-yard dash time was disappointing, but he made up for it with a great pass-catching performance. (Photo: Brian Spurlock — USA Today Sports)

Maxx Williams’ 40-yard dash time was disappointing, but he made up for it with a great pass-catching performance. (Photo: Brian Spurlock — USA Today Sports)

BBD Editor: Dan Hope

The NFL’s annual Underwear Olympics officially went into full swing Friday as the offensive linemen and tight ends became the first position groups to take the field for their on-field workouts at the 2015 NFL Scouting Combine.

A number of projected first-round draft picks showed why they are top prospects, while a few other potential early-rounders had underwhelming day. A few small-schoolers stole the spotlight with their speed, while defensive line and linebacker weigh-ins were a telling representation of how some of the draft’s most hyped defensive players stack up against one another in terms of size.

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Joe Marino’s Talent Watch Week 5: Missouri’s Markus Golden, Shane Ray to Battle Talented South Carolina Offensive Line

Thursday, September 25th, 2014
Missouri's Shane Ray (56) and Markus Golden (33) form one of the nation's best pass-rushing combos. (Photo: Raj Mehta — USA Today Sports)

Missouri’s Shane Ray (56) and Markus Golden (33) form one of the nation’s best pass-rushing combos. (Photo: Raj Mehta — USA Today Sports)

BBD Assistant Editor: Joe Marino

The more I study the eligible prospects for the 2015 NFL Draft, the clearer it is becoming that this is the year of the pass rusher. Outside of quarterback play, a pass-rush is the most important aspect of fielding a good football team, and this class provides plenty of players who can do just that. With no end in sight, I will continue to introduce pass rushers, including some who were not even on my radar entering the season but have emerged.

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