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2011 NFL Draft: Mel Kiper Calls Aaron Williams A Top Steal

Matt Warren is Associate Director of NFL coverage for SB Nation and previously covered the Bills for Buffalo Rumblings for more than a decade.

Aaron Williams has been a hotly contested pick around Buffalo Bills nation, with some saying he's too slow for the cornerback position in the NFL. ESPN draft expert Mel Kiper doesn't seem to share those concerns, and thinks the Williams pick represents great value.

"He wound up going 34. I thought he’d be a late one," said Kiper. "I thought teams like Philadelphia would look at him and some of those teams late (in the first). To get him where they did, that’s a nice pick there."

Because of the great value, Kiper listed Williams among his top steals of the 2011 NFL Draft.

"Aaron Williams I really like at that point where [the Bills] got him," said Kiper this week. "He can play corner, he can play safety, he’s the toughest run support corner that I’ve graded in the last five years."

Buffalo's defense ranked 32nd against the run, so the team sunk their first three picks into solid run defenders in Marcell Dareus, Williams, and Kelvin Sheppard. They also added defenders with four of their remaining six picks.