Apr 26, 2012; New York, NY, USA; NFL commissioner Roger Goodell introduces cornerback Stephon Gilmore (Buffalo) as the 10th overall pick by the Buffalo Bills in the 2012 NFL Draft at Radio City Music Hall. Mandatory Credit: James Lang-US PRESSWIRE
In the weeks leading up to the 2012 NFL Draft, Joe Buscaglia of WGR 550 reported that five of the six players that Buffalo Bills GM Buddy Nix had selected in the first three rounds of his first two drafts with the team had been prospects that had made pre-draft visits to Orchard Park. That trend continued last night when the Bills selected yet another pre-draft visitor: South Carolina cornerback Stephon Gilmore.
Of the 30 players that the Bills hosted this spring on visits, 16 have already been selected. Of the remaining 14, however, several prospects have a good chance of keeping this (likely meaningless) trend going.
Eight of the remaining 14 visitors have been mentioned as Round 2 possibilities by experts: four offensive tackles (Georgia's Cordy Glenn, Stanford's Jonathan Martin, Ohio State's Mike Adams and Troy's James Brown), a wide receiver (Appalachian State's Brian Quick), two quarterbacks (Arizona State's Brock Osweiler and Michigan State's Kirk Cousins) and a pass rusher (Marshall's Vinny Curry). It's not a stretch at all to imagine that one or more of these names are in play for the Bills' second-round pick scheduled for this evening.
The full list of as-yet-undrafted pre-draft visitors to Orchard Park:
Brock Osweiler, QB, Arizona State
Kirk Cousins, QB, Michigan State
Russell Wilson, QB, Wisconsin
Brian Quick, WR, Appalachian State
Cordy Glenn, OT, Georgia
Jonathan Martin, OT, Stanford
Mike Adams, OT, Ohio State
James Brown, OT, Troy
Vinny Curry, DE, Marshall
Olivier Vernon, DE, Miami (FL)
Tank Carder, LB, TCU
Josh Robinson, CB, Central Florida
Jamell Fleming, CB, Oklahoma
DeQuan Menzie, CB, Alabama
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