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2014 NFL Draft results: Buffalo Bills pick Preston Brown

Brandon Spikes is only on a one-year deal with the Bills, and Brown profiles as a potential two-down middle linebacker replacement next season, and should contribute on special teams as well.

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With the No. 73 overall pick in the 2014 NFL Draft, the Buffalo Bills have selected Louisville linebacker Preston Brown.

Brown was a three-year starter for the Cardinals at inside linebacker, finishing his four-year playing career with 301 tackles, 12.5 tackles for loss, 4.5 sacks and an interception. The 6'1", 251-pound Brown is a two-down thumper inside, and profiles as a backup linebacker, special teams addition (one would hope, at least) and a potential 2015 replacement for current starting middle linebacker Brandon Spikes, who signed a one-year free agent deal in March.

The Bills have also now drafted three players that made pre-draft visits to One Bills Drive this spring, emphatically continuing a trend four years in the making.

Barring a trade back up into the end of the third round, the Bills are done for the day with no remaining scheduled picks. What do you think of their Day 2 work?

Rd # Team Player Pos. College
1 4 Bills (f/CLE) Sammy Watkins WR Clemson
2 44 Bills (f/STL) Cyrus Kouandjio OT Alabama
3 73 Bills Preston Brown LB Louisville
4 109 Bills
5 149 Bills
5 153 Bills (f/STL)
7 224 Bills