In the last round of voting, Bills fans selected TE Virgil Green with 26% of the vote (TE Rob Housler gained 5%). Meanwhile, in second was ILB Colin McCarthy with 14% of the vote with OLB Greg Romeus in third with 12%. Here is the mock draft so far...
Round 1: DL Marcell Dareus - Alabama (31% - 33%)
Round 2: QB Jake Locker - Washington (13% - 33%)
Round 3: LB Quan Sturdivant - North Carolina (29% - 39%)
Round 4: OT Joseph Barksdale - LSU (26% - 38%)
Round 4: TE Virgil Green - Nevada (26% - 31%)
Only 10 ten days left until the real draft! So please, as always, voice your opinion as to who you would like the Bills to select. A quick thing to note; the Bills will likely only draft one quarterback and one tight end in the draft so these options will no longer be included in the polls strictly speaking. DL, ILB and OT are positions that could be doubled dip so these options, as well as other positions will stay open.
RB Alex Green - Hawaii [6-0, 225, 4.45]
A power back that came into form in 2010, Green shows impressive running ability as well as some pass catching. In two years, Green rushed 232 times for 1,652 yards (about 7 yards a carry) and 20 TDs. Green is noted as a one-dimension, straight-ahead runner who has quick acceleration and could be backup at fullback.
RB Roy Helu - Nebraska [6-0, 219, 4.40]
Helu is another power halfback whose speed and size gives him a powerful frame to run and could also become a backup fullback. Helu rushed 578 times for 4,304 yards (almost 6 yards a carry) and 27 TDs in college including back-to-back 1,000 yard rushing seasons as a starter. Helu has great speed and vision but can be inconsistent.
OT Lee Ziemba - Auburn [6-6, 317, 5.50]
A left tackle at Auburn, Ziemba's massiveness may result in him getting pushed to the interior of the line. That being said, Ziemba is a beast in the run game and performed well on the left side. He will need to improve pass protection however.
OLB Ugo Chinasa - Oklahoma State [6-5, 264, 4.63]
Chinasa could have been a second/third round pick except for the fact that he is not all that consistent on the field. In his career, Chinasa has recorded 105 tackles and 12 sacks. Chinasa is very athletic and has good acceleration as well.
OLB Ricky Elmore - Arizona [6-5, 255, 4.88]
Elmore will need a few years to transit from a 4-3 DE to a 3-4 OLB. That being said though, Elmore had back to back double digit sack seasons with 124 tackles and 25 sacks amassed in college. Elmore lacks elite explosiveness but is a sound tackler with good pursuit.
ILB Mark Herzlich - Boston College [6-4, 244, 4.91]
With perhaps the most inspiring story of this year's draft class, Herzlich came back for his senior year after having to sit out 2009 battling cancer. Pre-cancer, Herzlich was one of the top OLBs in the nation, but as he is still on the mend, has seen his stock drop and is now seen as an ideal inside linebacker. In four years, Herzlich recorded 314 tackles, 7 forced fumbles and 11 interceptions. Still a healthy Herzlich could be the biggest steal of 2011.
CB Josh Thomas - Buffalo [5-10, 191, 4.46]
Thomas performed well as a starting corner at UB and can go this high according to Walter's latest CB rankings. With 199 tackles, 4 forced fumbles and 2 interceptions, Thomas has gained recognition as an aggressive, quick corner despite his small size.
CB DeMarcus Van Dyke - Miami [6-1, 176, 4.25]
On one side, Van Dyke is the fastest CB in the draft. On the other hand, he is the skinniest player in the draft. Van Dyke has recorded 32 tackles and 3 interceptions during his time in college. If he is able to add (a lot) more muscle mass, Van Dyke could become a capable corner in near future.
SS Joe Lefeged - Rutgers [6-0, 210, 4.42]
A star safety and special teamer, Lefeged is a good safety at this level. With 229 tackles, 5 forced fumbles and 2 interceptions in his collegiate career, Lefeged benefits from his ability to read plays, but will need to work on run support and better pass coverage.
SS Robert Sands - West Virginia [6-4, 217, 4.53]
Sands is a tall safety who generates good speed and athleticism. In four years he recorded 110 tackles and 6 interceptions. Sands is an aggressive safety but has trouble changing directions because of his build.