BS Prospect Rankings

Ok not complete rankings, but some that I feel are very relevant to the Buffalo Bills. In the midst of mock draft season, I figured I'd try a different approach to discuss prospects with this post. I've taken the Bills crying needs (DE, SOLB, etc) that we generally all agree on and split draft prospects that I feel fit those needs into three simple tiers. This is entirely opinion. They are players that I personally like that think fit what Buddy and Chan should be looking for.

Tier 1: Worth a premium draft pick. I'll define that as a pick in the top 75, basically through the top half of the third round.

Tier2: Mid-Round draft pick. Through pick 150 or so, or the middle of round 5.

Tier3: Late-Round pick. Either a developmental pick or a role player.

I've listed about twice as many guys for positions that I think the Bills could very well use two draft picks addressing. No analysis and no explanation, just the players. They are ranked according to how much I think they'd help the Bills. Obviously there's a ton of names I left off for one reason or another. It likely either means I think that players overrated or that he doesn't fit what they should be targeting. The positions chosen are: DE, CB, SOLB, OT, WR, Slot Receiver. I did not list any 'premium' pick OTs, because I find it so remarkably unlikely that Nix uses one of his first 3 picks on that position.

Defensive End/Pass Rusher


Tier 1:

Nick Perry

USC 6'3 250lbs

Dre Kirkpatrick

Alabama 6'3 192lbs

Vinny Curry

Marshall 6'3 265 lbs

Stephon Gilmore

S. Carolina 6'1 193lbs

Cam Johnson

Virginia 6'4 267lbs

Casey Hayward

Vandy 5'11 188lbs

Whitney Mercilus

Illinois 6'4 265lbs

Jemell Fleming

Oklahoma 5'10 202lbs

Shea McClellin

Boise St. 6'3 248

Brandon Boykin

Georgia 5'9 183lbs

Tier 2:

Malik Jackson

Tennessee 6'5 270lbs

Shaun Prater

Iowa 5'11 185lbs

Kyle Wilber

WF 6'5 240lbs

Ryan Steed

Furman 5'10 190lbs

Brett Roy

Nevada 6'4 280lbs

Josh Robinson

UCF 5'10 192lbs

Asa Jackson

Cal Poly 5'10 193lbs

Tier 3:

Jonathon Massaquoi

Troy 6'2 270lbs

Robert Blanton

ND 6'1 200lbs

Jack Crawford

PSU 6'5 268lbs

Mike Harris

FSU 5'11 195lbs

Olivier Vernon

Miami (Fl) 6'4 265lbs

Charles Brown

UNC 5'10 205lbs

Sam Outside Linebacker

Offensive Tackle

Tier 1:

Dont'a Hightower

Alabama 6'4 260lbs


Bruce Irvin

WVU 6'3 245lbs

Tier 2:

Demario Davis

Ark. St. 6'3 230lbs

Levy Adcock

Ok St. 6'6 322lbs

Terrell Manning

NC St. 6'3 230lbs

Mitchell Schwartz

Cal 6'5 317lbs

Bobby Wagner

Utah St. 6'0 241lbs

Brandon Mosley

Auburn 6'6 310lbs

Tier 3:

Delano Johnson

Bowie St. 6'4 252lbs

Matt McCants

UAB 6'6 310lbs

Josh Kaddu

Oregon 6'3 235lbs

James Carmon

Miss St. 6'7 320lbs

Jermarcus Hardrick

Nebraska 6'7 320lbs



Tier 1:

Michael Floyd

ND 6'3 224lbs

Kendall Wright

Baylor 5'10 190lbs

Mohamed Sanu

Rutgers 6'2 215lbs

Joe Adams

Arkansas 5'10 174lbs

Tier 2:

Stephen Hill

GT 6'5 206lbs

TY Hilton

FIU 5'10 183lbs

Marvin Jones

Cal 6'2 198lbs

Devon Wylie

Fresno St. 5'9 185lbs

Juron Criner

Arizona 6'2 220lbs

Tier 3:

Jarrett Boykin

VT 6'2 218lbs

Dwayne Frampton

Ark St. 5'9 180lbs

B.J. Cunningham

MSU 6'2 215lbs

Eric Page

Toledo 5'10 180lbs

This post serves two purposes. (1) To highlight some names that maybe don't get much attention on this site. (2) in order to predict. These are players that I think fit the mold that Nix and Gailey should be looking for, and where I think they should be drafted. Who did I miss? Whose ranked too high or too low? What obvious position am I ignoring?

Just another great fan opinion shared on the pages of

SB Nation Featured Video
Log In Sign Up

Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Buffalo Rumblings

You must be a member of Buffalo Rumblings to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Buffalo Rumblings. You should read them.

Join Buffalo Rumblings

You must be a member of Buffalo Rumblings to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Buffalo Rumblings. You should read them.




Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.