1) CB Leodis McKelvin Troy 5-10¼, 190, 4.379 - McKelvin was considered the top corner in the draft and was the first taken. It appears the Bills got great value for this pick. McKelvin has very quick feet and leverage. He has great leaping ability. His one weakness appears to be that he isn't a ball hawk but he does break up many passes. He also isn't considered a top run stopper. McKelvin should step right in and play the slot in the nickel package while working his way into the starting lineup quickly. He may also take over the kick return duties for Terrence McGee who shouldn't be doing it as the top corner.
2) WR James Hardy Indiana 6-6, 217, 4.49 - Hardy is a tall receiver with a great reach. Gets open quickly and has good speed for his tremendous size. Can take a hit and has good hands. His size allows him to shield defensive backs from the ball. Needs to work on his route running abilities and may have trouble separating from top corners at this level. Hardy will step right in to help the red zone defense. He scored 36 touchdowns in three seasons and should be great for jump balls in the end zone. Likely a starter early in the season if not on opening day.
3) DE Chris Ellis Virginia Tech 6-4¼, 263, 4.71 - Is considered a solid pass rusher who gets a great jump off the snap. Has good speed but may not be physical enough to become a solid run stopper. Will only be used this year as a situational pass rusher in the back end of the defensive end rotation. May eventually develop into an every down player but that is down the line.
4) CB Reggie Corner Akron 5-9, 181, 4.45 - Corner is very undersized for a corner but does make up for it some with a great leaping ability. He has good recognition and has a good closing burst to cover a lot of ground. Not strong enough to be real good in run support but had good tackling technique. He's likely a project player who will battle Ashton Youboty for the last cornerback spot.
4) TE Derek Fine Kansas 6-3, 251, 4.849 - He's quick off the ball and gets out in his pattern very nicely and can shield receivers from the ball. He's an effective lead blocker from the backfield. Sound blocking technique. Doesn't have great speed so won't be the stretch the field type of tight end the Bills were looking for. Fine is considered more of an H-back but the team thinks he will be a hand in the ground tight end. He is expected to help out immediately on special teams.
5) OLB Alvin Bowen Iowa St. 6-1, 223, 4.79 - Bowen is a small linebacker but does a good job in getting to the ball carrier quickly to make many tackles. Good at causing fumbles. Not big enough to have enough strength at this level and may project at strong safety. Has a good burst but not great speed. The Bills will groom him as a backup this year but don't be surprised if they give him a look at safety as well.
6) RB Xavier Omon 5-10¾, 228, 4.62 - Led Division II in rushing and touchdowns this past year. Was very productive at a lower level with four straight 1,500 yard seasons. Omon is a thick, well built physical back who will grind out the extra yards. Decent pass receiver. Doesn't have breakaway speed and needs to work on his pass protection. With Anthony Thomas gone the team needed another back to battle with last year's 4th round pick Dwayne Wright for the third string job. May end up on the practice squad.
7) OT Demetrius Bell Northwestern State 6-5, 303, 5.25 - Has lots of talent and athletic ability but needs to add bulk and strength. He does have the potential to add that and appears to have a chance to develop if coached properly. Definitely a possible practice squad player as he is very raw. A good training camp may have him make the team as the fourth tackle.
7) WR Steve Johnson Kentucky 6-2, 210, 4.589 - Has good top end speed and good size which was still needed for the team despite the pick of James Hardy in the 2nd round. Can stretch the field but needs more bulk since he isn't a very physical player. Needs to work on his route running. Very raw player who likely will end up on the practice squad.
7) CB Kennard Cox Pittsburgh 6-0, 192, 4.549 - A corner with good size but not top end speed. May project to a safety in the pros. Not a good cover guy but is a physical guy that is solid in run support. Likely will have to make the team by playing good special teams and may be groomed as a safety.