The Buffalo Bills were expected by most NFL mock drafts to pick up a quarterback, so when they announced CJ Spiller in the first round, many were bewildered. The pick of CJ Spiller will be a welcomed addition to an anemic offense with little pizazz.
Buffalo let go of Terrell Owens also after one year and the pick of Marcus Easley was the only wide receiver grabbed in the NFL Draft. To be fair there are plenty of wide receivers that should shake out in free agency.
Buffalo Bills first NFL Draft pick and ninth overall CJ Spiller.
CJ Spiller, is a game changing running back from Clemson, with a multi-faceted game. Spiller can be used in many ways, as a straight up running back, a receiver out of the backfield, a slot receiver and a return man. Spiller could be the spark that Buffalo needs to compete in a brutal AFC East division. Spiller will play in his first NFL season and compete for NFL Rookie of the Year.
Buffalo Bills second NFL Draft pick and 41st overall Torell Troup.
Torell Troup, a defensive tackle from Central Florida, is a big man that can plug up the middle on run defense. The 314 pound lineman has the ability to use his strength and power to fight through blocks and force plays to the outside. Troup should play in his first NFL season.
Buffalo Bills third NFL Draft pick and 72nd overall Alex Carrington.
Alex Carrington, a defensive end from Arkansas State, may be a hit or miss pick in this spot. Coming out of a small school, the adjustment is sometimes a long process for players in Carrington’s situation. Carrington does have the right frame for a defensive lineman and raw talent to be a contributor in the near future. Carrington will see limited action in his first NFL season.
Buffalo Bills fourth NFL Draft pick and 107th overall Marcus Easley.
Marcus Easley, a wide receiver from Connecticut, will have every opportunity to make the Buffalo roster. Easley is capable of being a big play receiver, with good moves and a quick release off the line. Easley will make a good number four receiver and should ample playing time in his first NFL season.
Buffalo Bills fifth NFL Draft pick and 140th overall Ed Wang.
Ed Wang, an offensive tackle from Virginia Tech, may have been taken a little early but he could evolve into a starting tackle in a year. Buffalo needed more players on the offensive line but at least they grab one with this pick. Wang will see limited action in his first NFL season.
Buffalo Bills sixth NFL Draft pick and 178th overall Arthur Moats.
Arthur Moats, a defensive end from James Madison, will at least be a hybrid of a defensive end/linebacker. Moats will probably be used as a linebacker in the Buffalo defense and if that is the case, he has work to do to make a contribution in the 2010 NFL season. Moats is weak in coverage and in pursuit and with limited speed he may miss the team if he cannot adjust.
Buffalo Bills seventh NFL Draft pick and 192nd overall Danny Batten.
Danny Batten, a defensive end from South Dakota State, is another possible conversion to linebacker. Batten is a gamer and has the speed off the edge, with a nose for the quarterback. He will probably be converted to outside linebacker and used in blitz packages if he can make the team. Batten will play this NFL season on special teams.
Buffalo Bills eighth NFL Draft pick and 209th overall Levi Brown.
Levi Brown, a quarterback from small school power Troy, is a physically gifted quarterback that will need some work. Drafting Brown as their first quarterback is a sign from Buffalo that they may be looking to the free agent market for a quarterback soon. Brown won’t make the NFL roster in his first NFL season but may work on the practice squad.
Buffalo Bills ninth NFL Draft pick and 216th overall Kyle Calloway.
Kyle Calloway, an offensive tackle from Iowa, comes from a school known for quality offensive lineman. Calloway is not the best offensive lineman when it comes to foot work but his frame and his college experience may help land him a job as a sub in his fist NFL season.
NFL Network NFL Draft live coverage April 22-24, 2010.
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