Post-NFL Draft Buffalo Bills 53-Man Roster Projection

KANSAS CITY, MO - SEPTEMBER 11: Leodis McKelvin #21 of the Buffalo Bills breaks up a pass intended for Dwayne Bowe #82 of the Kansas City Chiefs during the game at Arrowhead Stadium on September 11, 2011 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

What's the one thing more useless than 2012 NFL Draft grades that we can post on this blog? Why, how about a so-early-it's-insane guess at the Buffalo Bills' 53-man roster!

The point of doing this is not to make an actual guess about something that will happen four months from now - that'd be akin to a mock draft in December, before the final order is even set - but to really highlight just how much depth the Bills have built across its roster at this point. Right now, the Bills have 79 players on its roster (it'll be 90 by week's end), and of the 26 players cut in this "projection," there are some really intriguing prospects.

What follows after the jump is also a best case scenario of sorts, with all but three of GM Buddy Nix's remaining draft picks locking down roster spots, even though they are still largely unproven. But really, for a large number of the "cuts," they'll have a great chance at unseating some other players for spots on the final roster. For the first time in quite a while, there will be legitimate positional battles at the majority of positions. It should be a fun summer!

Pos # Starter # Backup # Reserve
WR 19 Donald JONES ## T.J. GRAHAM*
WR 86 David NELSON 80 Derek HAGAN
LT 75 Chris HAIRSTON ## Cordy GLENN*
LG 67 Andy LEVITRE
C 70 Eric WOOD ## Mark ASPER*
RG 60 Kraig URBIK 76 Chad RINEHART
RT 79 Erik PEARS ## Zebrie SANDERS*
TE/FB 84 Scott CHANDLER 85 Lee SMITH 38 Corey McINTYRE
WR 13 Stevie JOHNSON 81 Marcus EASLEY
QB 14 Ryan FITZPATRICK 4 Tyler THIGPEN 16 Brad SMITH
RB 22 Fred JACKSON 28 C.J. SPILLER 20 Johnny WHITE
LE ## Mario WILLIAMS 90 Chris KELSAY 91 Spencer JOHNSON
DT 99 Marcell DAREUS 96 Torell TROUP
DT 95 Kyle WILLIAMS 92 Alex CARRINGTON
RE ## Mark ANDERSON 56 Shawne MERRIMAN
SLB 58 Kirk MORRISON ## Nigel BRADHAM* ## Tank CARDER*
MLB 55 Kelvin SHEPPARD 51 Chris WHITE
WLB 50 Nick BARNETT 43 Bryan SCOTT
CB 29 Drayton FLORENCE 27 Stephon GILMORE* ## Ron BROOKS*
SS 37 George WILSON 25 Da'Norris SEARCY
FS 31 Jairus BYRD
CB 24 Terrence McGEE 23 Aaron WILLIAMS 26 Justin ROGERS
K 9 Rian LINDELL ## John POTTER*
P 8 Brian MOORMAN
LS 65 Garrison SANBORN

"CUTS": RB Tashard Choice, WR Ruvell Martin, WR David Clowney, WR Naaman Roosevelt, WR Kamar Aiken, TE Mike Caussin, TE Kevin Brock, TE Fendi Onobun, OT Sam Young, OG Colin Brown, OG Michael Jasper, OG Keith Williams, OG Jake Vermiglio, DE Danny Batten, DE Kyle Moore, DE Lionel Dotson, DE Robert Eddins, DT Dwan Edwards, DT Kellen Heard, DT Jay Ross, DT Jarron Gilbert, OLB Arthur Moats, ILB Scott McKillop, CB Leodis McKelvin, CB Prince Miller, S Josh Nesbitt

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