With the No. 192 overall pick in the 2010 NFL Draft, the Buffalo Bills have selected South Dakota State outside linebacker Danny Batten.
Batten is the second consecutive sixth-round pass-rushing prospect added to the roster. At 6'3" and 246 pounds, Batten put up excellent career numbers at South Dakota State, finishing his four-year career with 273 tackles, 52.5 tackles for loss, and 23 sacks. A four-year starter for the Jackrabbits, Batten put up impressive workout numbers at his pro day in March, running 4.71 seconds in the 40-yard dash, displaying a 32.5-inch vertical leap, a 4.05-second short shuttle, and sitting on his 30 bench press reps that he put up at the combine.
Like fellow sixth-round pick Arthur Moats, Batten is rough around the edges, but has solid upside and adds depth and athleticism to a Bills pass-rushing corps that sorely needed both of those things. He'll compete with Moats, Chris Kelsay and Chris Ellis for rotational snaps behind starting outside 'backers Aaron Maybin and Aaron Schobel.
Buffalo has two more picks to go in the 2010 NFL Draft, both occurring in the seventh round - Nos. 209 and 216 overall.