In the third round, ILB Quan Sturdivant won the majority of votes with 29% with fellow linebacker Greg Jones gaining 10% of the vote as well. In second came TE Luke Stocker with 23% of the vote (Lance Kendricks getting 5%) and OT James Carpenter with 14% of the vote (4% going to James Brewer). Here are the standings so far. To the left is individual votes, to the right are position totals)
Because Nix has indicated that the Bills will possibly double dip on ILBs in the draft, the ILB option will remain open, although the QB voting has come to an end. DL could go either way as the Bills only have 3 3-4 DEs on the roster once McCargo goes. In the interim, please vote, argue for your selection and what not. Go Bills!
OT Joseph Barksdale - LSU [6-5, 325, 5.31]
Although playing mostly right side in college, Barksdale could eventually move over to the left side in the NFL after a few more years of development. In the interim though he'd stick to the right side. Barksdale has strong physical attributes, but analysts note he needs to work on refining his technique and work harder.
OT Marcus Gilbert - Florida [6-6, 330, 5.41]
Seen as a right tackle only in the NFL, Gilbert has good initial moves particularly in driving piles for runs. Fairly consistent with pass protection, but needs to develop more with his ability to pick up 3-4 OLBs. Very reliable, durable and smart on the field.
TE Jordan Cameron - USC [6-5, 254, 4.53]
A prospect who came out of no where, Cameron only recorded 16 receptions for 126 yards and a TD in one year of measurable playing time. That being said, Cameron dazzled at the combines and at his pro-day with his athleticism and catching ability, but probably would need to work on his blocking.
TE D.J. Williams - Arkansas [6-2, 245, 4.59]
Williams on the other hand is a proven tight end (recipient of the John Mackey and Disney Spirit awards) in both blocking and pass catching. Although a bit on the shorter side for tight ends, WIlliams recorded 149 receptions for 1,831 yards and 10 TDs.
DL Pernell McPhee - Mississippi State [6-3, 278, 4.91]
McPhee appears to be a depth player only. In two years, McPhee recorded 88 tackles and 7 sacks. He will need to gain weight before being able to play a 3-4 DE role though.
OLB Dontay Moch - Nevada [6-1, 248, 4.40]
Moch is an interesting prospect. Despite having blazing speed, Moch is very inconsistent in making plays and would need a few years of development before playing a lot in the NFL (perfect if Kelsay will start for another year or two). In four years Moch recorded 188 tackles and 29 sacks.
ILB Nate Irving - North Carolina State [6-1, 240, 4.77]
After sitting out in his junior year, Irving bounced back with 7 sacks for this small school. Climbing the draft boards in the last few weeks, Irving shows good technique with 211 tackles, 9 sacks and 6 forced fumbles in his career.
ILB Casey Matthews - Oregon [6-1, 231, 4.79]
Matthews, like Greg Jones performs better on the field than in drills. The little brother of future hall of famer Clay Mattews, Casey recorded 229 tackles, 9 sacks and 4 interceptions in being the middle man of one of college's most formidable defenses. A lack of speed and strength prevents Matthews from going higher,
ILB Kelvin Sheppard - LSU [6-2, 250, 4.70]
Sheppard is another inside linebacker who despite moments of brilliance on the field, had a poor showing in the drills. With 311 tackles, 5 sacks and 5 forced fumbles in four years, Sheppard is a big middle guy that may need some fine tuning before starting in the NFL.
CB Marcus Gilchrist - Clemson [5-10, 195, 4.45]
Gilchrist had a solid last two years to complement his good speed and strength on the field. In four years, Gilchrist recorded 190 tackles and one interception. He excels in run support as well as defending against the pass.