Our pick by pick draft capsules gives you the vital combine numbers along with a short synopsis of each draft pick's strengths and short comings. We will post each player's capsule shortly after they are picked!
1) DL Marcell Dareus Alabama 6-3 1/8, 319, 4.93 - Dareus is a versatile defensive lineman who can play on the end of a 3-4 or inside in a 4-3 defense. Since the Bills go back and forth between the two schemes he may be a perfect fit. He has the power to rush the passer and is stout enough to stuff the run. He is explosive and athletic with lateral quickness and great footwork. He has incredible talent and will be on the field a starter from day one somewhere.
2) CB Aaron Williams Texas 5-11 7/8, 204, 4.55 - Williams is athletic enough to play safety but has nice height for the corner position. The Bills will start using him at corner first. He's tough and an excellent tackler but does not have top end speed to protect against the deep ball. Doesn't have a quick burst but good closing speed.
3) ILB Kelvin Sheppard LSU 6-1 7/8, 250, 4.66 - A sideline to sideline player who has good instincts, a fiery personality, and reacts well. He is tall and will lineup inside in the 3-4 but could play outside in a 4-3 defense. Needs to improve his technique and isn't very fast but could play well in zone coverage in pass protection.
4) S Da'Norris Searcy North Carolina 5-10 5/8, 223, 4.55 - He has a big frame for a safety and had good speed and hands. He is durable with long arms and enough speed to cover the deep zone. Good discipline but not great instincts. Will likely start his career at strong safety but could easily go to free safety in the Bills defense. Adds to the depth at punt returner.
4) OT Chris Hairston Clemson 6-6 1/8, 326, 5.38 - He is a huge tackle who is slow and will lineup on the right side of the Bills line. Better inline than out in space. Very strong and a good worker. He is tough and about average in pass protection and run blocking but is a bit of a mauler.
5) RB Johnny White North Carolina 5-9 7/8, 209, 4.50 - Has played wide receiver but projects as a halfback in the NFL. Likely will battle for number three spot. Good special teams player who can be the gunner or return punts. He has a compact frame and a solid low to the ground runner who runs very hard. Solid route runner with good hands in the passing game may be a good value pick in this spot.
6) ILB Chris White Mississippi St. 6-2 3/4, 240, 4.75 - Durable, sturdy player who can add some bulk. Has good instincts and recognition. He's strong and is a good effort player. Not fast or agile. Not likely a good pas protector at the next level. Was drafted to add depth to a very weak linebacker corps.
7) CB Justin Rogers Richmond 5-10½, 180, 4.45 - He is a much different type of corner than Williams taken in round 2. He is much smaller and is very fast. Will try to make the team as a returner. Has good instincts, durable, and has great awareness but needs to improve his cover skills. Is a long shot to make the team but does give them depth in training camp at the position.
7) DT Michael Jasper Bethel (TN) 6-4;, 394 - He is a massive player who could clog up the middle of the defense very well. He has played at 430 lbs and appears to be a fit for the 3-4. A big project player who played offensive guard all last year. He will likely end up on the practice squad.