With the No. 72 overall pick in the 2010 NFL Draft, the Buffalo Bills have selected Arkansas State defensive end Alex Carrington.
One of the draft's most underrated sleeper prospects, the 6'5", 285-pound Carrington is a solid athlete that plays physically at the point of attack. He's the ideal candidate to play the five-technique, which the Bills will utilize at end in their new 3-4 alignment. Coming after the team's second-round pick of NT Torell Troup, it's clear that the Bills were focused on adding talent to their defensive line today.
Carrington, a four-year starter at Arkansas State, finished his career with 146 tackles, 40 tackles for loss and 21.5 sacks, including 19.5 over his last two years.
I love this pick. It came with Texas QB Colt McCoy on the board, but we've officially reached project status with every remaining QB prospect, so that ship has sailed. Carrington joins a suddenly loaded Bills defensive line rotation that includes Troup and Kyle Williams at nose tackle, as well as Dwan Edwards and Marcus Stroud at defensive end. What this selection means for poor scheme fits such as John McCargo and perhaps even Spencer Johnson remains to be seen.
Buffalo does not have any more picks remaining today, so please use this thread to close out the third round. If the Bills make a move up, we'll have you covered.