|1.10||CB – Stephon Gilmore||South Carolina|
|Another pick I had correctly in mock draft. Gilmore has been my #2 CB all season long and I think the Bills made an excellent choice here. They can start him off in the nickel spot, and in a couple of years have potential for a solid tandem in Gilmore and Aaron Williams|
2.9 OT Cordy Glenn,Georgia
- Great pick for the Bills. They had a huge need at OT, and got one of the best in this class. I doubt that he can be a LT, but he’s a plug and play RT for Buffalo.
3.6 Bills – WR TJ Graham,North Carolina St.
- Very similar to the Posey pick, Graham will stretch defenses and take pressure off Steve Johnson, but still a little early.
4.10 OLB Nigel Bradham,FSU
- Bills are moving to the 4-3 so they need to find some pieces to fit the transition. Bradham is an athletic OLB who should challenge for solid PT early.
4.29 CB Ron Brooks,LSU
- Bills needed some depth at CB with aging Drayton Florence and Terrence McGee both on the other side of 30. Brooks will contribute on ST and brings alot of speed to the Bills.
5.9 OT Zebrie Sanders,Florida St.
- Im a big fan of Sanders and this pick. Buffalo needed an infusion of talent and people to compete at OT. Sanders is long with quick fett and had a 4th round grade, so this is a great choice.
5.12 ILB Tank Carder,TCU
- Carder fills a need and makes great sense for the Bills who need the pieces for the 4-3. Can play inside or outside for Buffalo and brings a high motor and high football IQ.
6.8 OG Mark Asper,Oregon
- Bills 3rd O-line pick in this draft. Asper is very athletic and shows quick feet to get to the next level. Solid rotational guy.
7 K John Potter,Western Michigan
Overall Draft Grade
|WR||Re-Signed Steve Johnson; Re-Signed Ruvell Martin; Re-signed Derek Hagan|
|DE||Signed Mario Williams; Signed Mark Anderson|
(Other Potential Needs: TE,QB,DL)
The Bills have done a great job at adding talent to their roster, and have committed to QB Ryan Fitzpatrick. Now, they must add to the offensive line, especially at OT to keep him protected. Staying on offense, look for them to get a big red-zone target to compliment Stevie Johnson. Defensively, they need more guys who can get to the pass rusher on both levels. In the secondary they still lack a true shutdown CB.
- Re-Signed K Rian Lindell
- Re-Signed TE Scott Chandler
- Re-Signed ILB Kirk Morrison
- Tendered OG’s Kriag Urbik and Chad Rinehart
- Re-signed RB Tashard Choice
- Signed QB Vince Young
2012 Free Agents
|1.3||DT-Marcell Dareus||Major impact rookie. Lead team in sacks (16/15)|
|2.34||CB-Aaron Williams||Injured early, but earned starting job at the end of the season (9/6)|
|3.68||ILB-Kelvin Sheppard||Solid overall LB who earned the starting gig. 4th on team in tackles (16/9)|
|4.100||SS-Da’Norris Searcy||Active all season and figures to be a keeper at SS (16/3)|
|4.122||OT-Chris Hairston||Looks the part of a long-term OT for the Bills. Should only continue to get better (13/7)|
|5.133||RB-Johnny White||Provided depth and was a solid ST player (11/0)|
|6.169||ILB-Chris White||Tore his ACL in the middle of the seaon, but was a solid ST player before that (7/)|
|7.206||CB-Justin Rogers||Became a very good kick returner as the season wore on (13/1)|
|7.245||DT-Michael Jasper||Switched to OG in camp and is a major project (0/0)|