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2015 NFL Draft results: Buffalo Bills pick John Miller in Round 3

Can the Buffalo Bills turn a third-round pick from Louisville into a full-time rookie starter for a second straight season?

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With the No. 81 overall pick in the 2015 NFL Draft, the Buffalo Bills have selected John Miller, an offensive guard from Louisville.

The 6'2", 303-pound Miller is a highly experienced player, having made 47 starts with the Cardinals during his career there. He has played both left and right guard, which should appeal to a Bills team that could very well give him an opportunity to lock down a starting job this season. Though Miller is not a great athlete, struggling in pass protection and to block at the second level, some of those limitations can be coached up, and his overall power is a fit in Greg Roman's run-oriented system.

At present, Miller's profile is similar to second-year pro Cyril Richardson, and it's conceivable that those two will compete for a starting gig opposite likely starter Richie Incognito. Reviews on Miller are mixed, but they were also mixed on 2014 third-round pick Preston Brown, a linebacker out of Louisville, and that selection turned out alright for Buffalo.

The Bills aren't scheduled to make any more picks tonight, but we'll stay up until the end of the round with you just in case Doug Whaley does something crazy. How do you feel about the Bills' selection of Miller?