Bills select NT Torell Troup at No. 41

With the No. 41 overall pick in the 2010 NFL Draft, the Buffalo Bills have selected Central Florida nose tackle Torell Troup.

Buffalo made the pick with both Jimmy Clausen (Notre Dame) and Colt McCoy (Texas) on the board.

A 6'3", 314-pound run-stuffer, Troup was selected over more highly-touted nose tackle prospects such as Alabama's Terrence Cody. High on intangibles and brutally strong, Troup isn't overly athletic and won't provide the team much on passing downs, but he fills the need for a two-gap lane-plugger in the Bills' new 3-4 defensive alignment.

Troup recorded 108 tackles, 24 tackles for loss and six sacks as a four-year starter. He's got a shot to earn significant playing time as a rookie as a run down complement to current nose tackle Kyle Williams.

In round one, Buffalo took the best player on the board. In round two, they filled a need, ignoring arguably bigger needs in taking a safe prospect. Two picks into the Buddy Nix era, I think it's safe to say that this is a GM that's not easy to read.

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