Our pick by pick draft capsules will give 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) CB Tre'Davious White, LSU 5-11 1/4, 192, 4.47 - He is versatile, patient, and has good leverage. Can play the slot, either side, man to man, or zone. He's got good route recognition, quick feet, and is a willing but undersized run defender. Physical in pass coverage with a good closing burst. He's average in his recognition of the run. Solid punt returner. High character player who can fit in somewhere right away. Good instincts and ball skills to blanket receivers.
2) WR Zay Jones, East Carolina 6-2 1/8, 201, 4.45 - Tremendous FBS record breaking production. Has a nice blend of size and speed with good acceleration off the line. A solid vertical threat who shields defenders well with his size. Has a knack at getting open especially when plays break down. Competes well for jump balls. Good runner after the catch. Highly competitive who has no fear going over the middle. Effective blocker and gets extra yards after contact. Good footwork but not top end speed. High character individual.
2) OL Dion Dawkins, Temple 6-3 7/8, 314, 5.11 - Rates very high at guard but is not has highly ranked at tackle. He is a versatile player which is coveted and may play inside or outside with the Bills. Has necessary length for tackle but not the height. Limited flexibility in his lower body but a good road grader. Quality upper body strength. Tough player who is a three year starter. Has a wide base and good balance while playing within himself. Gets caught lunging at times but when he's patient he is tough to beat. Plays with great awareness.
5) LB Matt Milano, Boston College 6-0 1/2, 223, 4.67 - He is everywhere on the field and a fan favorite. Solid special teamer who has a knack for blocking kicks. Undersized but a big hitter. Converted safety who is versatile and can play outside in the 4-3 or 3-4. Has good instincts and decent ball recognition. Good upper body and uses his hands well. Good quickness and top end speed but does get thrown off his angle easily. He's physical with good balance.
5) QB Nathan Peterman, Pittsburgh 6-2 1/2, 226, 4.82 - Good enough size slightly weak arm strength which is a concern late in the season in Buffalo but has good deep ball accuracy. He's Smart and picks up systems quickly going through two the last two seasons at Pitt. Goes through progressions very quickly. Aggressive player who is a playmaker. He is pro ready and played in a pro-style offense. Throws with good timing and anticipation. Compact and quick delivery, needs more zip on his ball. Feels pressure well. Extends plays well with his feet and is a competent runner. He has been compared to Andy Dalton and Kirk Cousins by some scouts. Could be a long term backup QB option in the NFL.
6) LB Tanner Vallejo, Boise St. 6-1 1/4, 228, 4.65 - Solid instincts and recognition. Solid awareness of the running game. Needs to get better against the pass. Little bit undersized but should be big special teams contributor right away like you want from day three picks. Solid closing burst and good upper body strength. 39 career starts in college. Misses some tackles when he comes in fast.