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Bills Picks...#8, #26, #70, #105,#134,#143,#178,#216,#248

Discussion in 'Draft Day Zone' started by Hostile, Apr 18, 2006.

  1. Hostile

    Hostile Peace Zone Supporter

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    #8
    Donte Whitner DB Ohio State

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    Position: S
    Class: Jr
    School: Ohio State
    Conference: Big Ten
    Ht., Wt.: 5-10, 204
    40 Time: 4.41

    Grading System

    BIO: Two-year starter who posted 73/2/6 as a junior after 69/1/1 during his sophomore campaign.

    POSITIVES: Developing defensive back slowly turning into a complete player. Fast, explosive at the point and not afraid to mix it up. Supports the run and wraps up tackling. Displays a good sense of timing, recognizes patterns in zone coverage and possesses good hands for the pick. Solid footwork in all directions with the ability to turn his hips and transition.

    NEGATIVES: Indecisive and not overly efficient. Stands to improve his man-to-man cover skills.

    ANALYSIS: A consistent defender the past two seasons, Whitner has definite possibilities as a free safety. Displays all-around skill and should develop into a starter on the NFL level.

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    #26 (traded #42 and #73 to Chicago for #26)

    John McCargo DT NC State

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    Position: DT
    Class: Jr
    School: NC State
    Conference: Atlantic Coast
    Ht., Wt.: 6-1.5, 302
    40 Time: 5.19

    Grading System

    BIO: Three-year starter who posted 21/8/.5 in six games last year, missing half the season with a stress fracture. Posted career-best numbers of 52/14/3 as a freshman.

    POSITIVES: Explosive run-defending tackle who flashes power. Plays with excellent pad level, wedges between blocks and is rarely off his feet. Possesses tremendous first-step quickness, makes plays out to the flanks and has a closing burst of speed.

    NEGATIVES: Marginal pass rusher. Flashes hand technique but for the most part wired by blocks.

    ANALYSIS: A hard-working prospect productive throughout college, McCargo.s decision to enter the draft surprised many. Projects well as a two-gap lineman and could eventually develop into a starter at the next level.

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    #70 (from Titans)

    Ashton Youboty CB Ohio State

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    Position: CB
    Class: Jr
    School: Ohio State
    Conference: Big Ten
    Ht., Wt.: 5-11.5, 189
    40 Time: 4.47

    Grading System

    BIO: Two-year starter awarded All-Conference honors as a junior after posting 56/1/9. Tied for the Big 10 lead in interceptions as a sophomore with four.

    POSITIVES: Nice-sized prospect who flashes ability as a shutdown corner. Fluid transitioning off the line, quick closing to the play and offers solid ball skills. Strong at the point and physically beats down opponents to defend the throw. Has a burst of closing speed breaking to the throw.

    NEGATIVES: Suffered a hip pointer in the middle of his junior season and struggled during the second half of the year. Does not display a good sense of timing or wherewithal. Bites on play-action passes and seems to forget where he is on the field.

    ANALYSIS: A good athlete with exceptional corner size, at times Youboty looked like a dominant player the past two years. Struggling down the stretch of .05, he offers tremendous potential yet has a ways to go before he is considered a complete player.


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    #105

    S Ko Simpson S.Carolina

    Position: S
    Class: So
    School: South Carolina
    Conference: Southeastern
    Ht., Wt.: 6-1, 209
    40 Time: 4.47

    Grading System

    BIO: All-Conference and All-American last year after 103/1/9. Freshman totals included 61/6/6 and named SEC Freshman of the Year. Graduated from high school in 2003.

    POSITIVES: Large, forceful safety who is best in a zone system. Fires up the field, defeats blocks and is strong at the point. Diagnoses the action, picking up assignments in coverage, takes good angles to the play and displays suddenness to his game. Possesses a good break to the pass and works well with cornerbacks. Solid range in centerfield and displays good ball skills.

    NEGATIVES: More of a loping runner who takes a while to get it going. Gets caught up the field and has tackles broken. Does not display a sense of timing.

    ANALYSIS: An imposing defender at free safety, Simpson offers terrific upside for the next level. Should be a productive starter in the NFL once he improves the details of his game.

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    #143

    DT Kyle Williams LSU

    Position: DT
    Class: Sr
    School: Louisiana State
    Conference: Southeastern
    Ht., Wt.: 6-1.5, 299
    40 Time: 5.19
    Selected by: Buffalo Bills
    Round 5, pick 1 (134 overall)
    Grading System

    BIO: Three-year starter awarded All-Conference honors since his junior campaign. Named an All-American last year. Senior totals were 61/7.5/4.5 after 57/12/6 the prior year.

    POSITIVES: Technically sound one-technique lineman who does the little things well. Quickly gets off the snap, plays with solid pad level and chases to get involved in the action. Displays an array of moves working to get off blocks, keeps his feet and displays a burst of straight-line speed. Instinctive, reads the action and quick to recognize.

    NEGATIVES: Mostly a first-move lineman who cannot get off blocks once engaged. Lacks top speed in pursuit.

    ANALYSIS: Scrappy and competitive, Williams. ability to play with leverage and occupy blockers gives him a decided advantage. May never be a consistent starter yet a solid middle-round choice who could be used in a rotational system.

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    #142

    T Brad Butler Virginia

    Position: T
    Class: Sr
    School: Virginia
    Conference: Atlantic Coast
    Ht., Wt.: 6-7, 310
    40 Time: 5.34
    Selected by: Buffalo Bills
    Round 5, pick 10 (143 overall)
    Grading System

    BIO: Three-year starter at right tackle.

    POSITIVES: Hard-working, small-area blocker consistently improving his game. Makes effective use of angles, keeps his feet moving throughout the action and rides defenders from their angle of attack. Alert, picks up stunts thrown by opponents and jolts defenders with good hand punch.

    NEGATIVES: Marginal skills in motion. Not a dominant drive blocker who finishes the action.

    ANALYSIS: Possessing size and growth potential, Butler's ever-improving game could find him a roster spot as a backup for the strong side.

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    #178

    OLB Keith Ellison Oregon State

    Position: OLB
    Class: Sr
    School: Oregon State
    Conference: Pacific-10
    Ht., Wt.: 6-1.5, 235
    40 Time: 4.84
    Selected by: Buffalo Bills
    Round 6, pick 9 (178 overall)
    Grading System

    BIO: Junior college transfer who started the past two seasons. Senior totals included 99/14.5/5 after 67/10.5/4 as a junior, when he won All-Conference honors.

    POSITIVES: Focused defender who stands out playing in space. Gets depth on pass drops, quickly changes direction and displays excellent range. Easily runs with backs in coverage and makes plays against the pass. Fast off the edge on the blitz and flies around the football. Flashes on the scene and plays with explosion.

    NEGATIVES: More of a run-and-chase linebacker who hesitates on the field. Slow shedding blocks and is controlled by tight ends.

    ANALYSIS: A solid weak-side linebacker prospect, Ellison has improved the past two seasons and offers a good degree of upside. May start as a special-teams player but could see action in nickel packages at the next level.

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    #216

    T Terrence Pennington New Mexico

    Position: T
    Class: 5Sr
    School: New Mexico
    Conference: Mountain West
    Ht., Wt.: 6-7.5, 325
    40 Time: 5.38
    Selected by: Buffalo Bills
    Round 7, pick 8 (216 overall)
    Grading System

    BIO: Two-year starter used at both strong and quick tackle.

    POSITIVES: Nice-sized blocker best on the strong side. Works to bend his knees, stays square and turns opponents off the line. Effective position blocker who walls defenders from the action. Displays terrific hand punch and has powerful hands. Holds the point in pass protection.

    NEGATIVES: Not light on his feet, lacks adjustment and does not run block with great balance. Gets sloppy and at times looks soft.

    ANALYSIS: Flashing skill, Pennington has size and growth potential yet needs to pick up the intensity and improve his run-blocking for a spot in the NFL.

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    #248 (Compensatory pick)

    OG Arron Merz Cal

    Position: OG
    Class: Sr
    School: California
    Conference: Pacific-10
    Ht., Wt.: 6-3.5, 346
    40 Time: 5.48
    Selected by: Buffalo Bills
    Round 7, pick 40 (248 overall)
    Grading System

    BIO: Three-year starter at both guard positions. Previous All-Conference selection.

    POSITIVES: King-sized blocker who can be a dominant force. Plays with good pad level, naturally strong and pushes defenders from the line of scrimmage. Anchors in pass protection and walls opponents from the action. Nasty and always looking for someone to hit.

    NEGATIVES: Lacks adjustment, not light on his feet and gets tall as the play proceeds. Not considered a hard worker who does the extras. Shoulder injuries have been a concern in the past.

    ANALYSIS: A former walk-on with the size and intelligence to play in the NFL, Merz is a gifted lineman with starting potential. Must consistently give effort on and off the field.
  2. jsond

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    thanks bills for taking a guy most had going around 20-25. :) . That can only help the overall value on the board at 18.
  3. aznhalf

    aznhalf New Member

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    I can't believe they didn't trade down, even if they couldn't recieve equal value. They could have gotten him a lot later.
  4. burntricersx

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    bit of a reach...glad he's gone before we pick though.
  5. peplaw06

    peplaw06 That Guy

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    SO they actually did what we did last year. They graded McCargo about equal to Ngata or Bunkley and figured he'd be there at 26. Then thinking Whitner wouldn't be there, they "reach" and take him at 8. Now we know why they picked Whitner so early

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