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Bills Daily 2005 Draft Board

Here is the Bills draft board for the class of 2005. The links in each player's name takes you to expert analysis about the player. Check out our player capsules for each of the Bills selections and our final grade!

Round Pick Overall Pos. Player College
  2   23   55 WR Roscoe Parrish Miami
  3   21   86 TE Kevin Everett Miami
  4   21  122 C Raymond Preston Illinois
  5   20  156 CB Eric King Wake Forest
  6   23  197 G Justin Geisinger Vanderbilt
  7   22  236 RB Lionel Gates Louisville


2) WR Roscoe Parrish Miami 5-9 3/4, 168, 4.37 - Parrish has great quickness but lacks any size. He is 168 lbs. and will not get any bigger. He is very fast and could take over the punt return duties immediately. The Bills think his quickness will help them on third down plays. His quickness helps him make plays. His size can hinder his durability. He is a junior who could have used more seasoning in college. His hands can help him overcome his size concerns and make him a good number two receiver in the pros.

3) TE Kevin Everett Miami 6-4, 241, 4.79 - Everett is a passing tight end who gives the Bills insurance if Mark Campbell and Tim Euhus don't recover from knee injuries. Everett has a big frame and has good lateral motion. He is a solid receiving tight end who needs to work on his blocking technique. Will need to add bulk to be a solid blocker in this league. Better to be used in underneath passing routes.

4) C Raymond Preston Illinois 6-5, 311, 5.50 - The Bills stayed with going for players with a competitive attitude with this selection. Preston has a lot of bulk but needs to add more muscle. He is an aggressive blocker who gets off the line quickly. He does lack agility and is a bit stiff. If he adds more strength he could be an NFL center.

5) CB Eric King Wake Forest 5-8, 189, 4.40 - King is a good athlete with good foot speed and playing speed. His drawbacks are his size and his technique needs work. Decent man to man corner but loses some coverage ability because of his footwork. He has been a longtime starter in college and will be developed for the possible loss of Nate Clements to free agency next offseason.

6) OG Justin Geisinger Vanderbilt 6-3, 322, 5.43 - Geisinger played more tackle than guard in college but probably projects inside in the pros. He was a standout on a poor team. Is very consistent and durable with a thick frame. Needs to work on his slow footwork. Great drive blocker who also maintains is balance in pass protection. Will add depth to the line with his flexibility to play both positions.

7) RB Lionel Gates Louisville 6-0, 223, 4.55 - Shared time most of his college career, was never the full time starter. Showed good skills and is physically tough although he avoids contact instead of barreling over defenders. Lacks deep speed and a one speed runner who can be caught from behind. Holds on to the football and is an effective blocker. Probably will find it difficult to make the team unless Travis Henry is traded. Good receiver out of the backfield.

The Bills looked to improve the offense and to get some weapons in the draft and they did that with five new offensive players in six picks. With their two picks on day one they took Roscoe Parrish who is a burner but small. He should be an immediate weapon for J.P. Losman. They also gave him another weapon in round three by taking pass receiving tight end Kevin Everett. He will need time to develop but may not have the chance if the Bills injured tight ends don't return healthy. The second day picks were more for need taking two promising offensive linemen in C Raymond Preston and G Justin Geisinger. They should help the depth at the position and hopefully one of them will develop into a starter down the line. The one defensive player picked, Eric King, is a four year starter and should be ready to contribute as a rookie. RB Lionel Gates is a player that will need some time to develop and may be headed to the practice squad. It's a tough draft to grade since they didn't fill there needs at defensive or offensive tackle. The players that should help them immediately are at positions that they are in good shape with. For the near term, the grade is a bit lower than it hopefully will show down the line. Grade: C.

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