Buffalo Bills 53-man roster projection, post 2014 NFL Draft

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The majority of the Buffalo Bills' offseason personnel moves are now in the books - so let's take a look at a 53-man roster projection to see, in one fell swoop, what has changed this spring.

The 2014 NFL Draft is in the books, and while it is certainly possible that GM Doug Whaley will continue to tweak his roster into the late spring and summer months, the bulk of the Buffalo Bills' personnel maneuverings for the 2014 offseason have happened. Why not have a Monday morning discussion starter with an insanely early 53-man roster projection?

Much like mock drafts in January, this is not meant as an actual guess; it's meant as a discussion-starter, and to take a big-picture look at the team after months of transactions. 12 names on the depth chart below are new to the team since the close of the 2013 regular season, which gives you an idea of just how much work the team has done in four-plus months.

What do you like about the new look of the Bills' roster? What are you concerned about? Who do you think has a strong chance to make the team that isn't listed below, or, alternately, who below do you consider a longshot? Training camp begins in a little over two months, friends!

Pos. # Starter # Backup # Reserve # Reserve
SE 10 Robert Woods 19 Mike Williams 81 Marcus Easley
LT 77 Cordy Glenn
LG 74 Chris Williams 64 J.J. 'Unga
C 70 Eric Wood 59 Doug Legursky
RG 60 Kraig Urbik Cyril Richardson
RT Cyrus Kouandjio 75 Chris Hairston
TE 84 Scott Chandler 82 Tony Moeaki 85 Lee Smith
FL Sammy Watkins 88 Marquise Goodwin

QB 3 EJ Manuel 9 Thad Lewis 7 Jeff Tuel
FB 38 Frank Summers
RB 22 Fred Jackson 28 C.J. Spiller Bryce Brown 26 Anthony Dixon
Pos. # Starter # Backup # Reserve # Reserve
LE 94 Mario Williams
DT 95 Kyle Williams 97 Corbin Bryant
DT 99 Marcell Dareus 90 Alan Branch 96 Stefan Charles
RE 55 Jerry Hughes 91 Manny Lawson
SLB 56 Keith Rivers 57 Ty Powell
MLB 51 Brandon Spikes Preston Brown
WLB 50 Kiko Alonso 53 Nigel Bradham
LCB 21 Leodis McKelvin 37 Nickell Robey
SS 23 Aaron Williams 25 Da'Norris Searcy
FS 20 Corey Graham 27 Duke Williams 36 Jonathan Meeks
RCB 24 Stephon Gilmore Ross Cockrell 33 Ron Brooks
Pos. # Starter # Backup # Reserve # Reserve
K 2 Dan Carpenter 5 Dustin Hopkins
P 8 Brian Moorman
LS 65 Garrison Sanborn

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