The Buffalo Bills have selected their third Florida State Seminole in the 2015 NFL Draft with the Round 6 addition of tight end Nick O'Leary. He follows second-round pick Ronald Darby and fifth-round pick Karlos Williams onto Buffalo's roster straight from Tallahassee.
O'Leary was the 2014 winner of the Mackey Award, given to college football's top tight end, and enters the NFL known as a hard-blocking prospect that will slide into a reserve role in Greg Roman's offense. After losing two tight ends this offseason, it should come as no surprise that the Bills have now added two players to replace them. Charles Clay is the big-name acquisition to fill the starting role, but the loss of Lee Smith is countered by the addition of O'Leary. He is a willing blocker but won't be able to stretch the field.
As members of the Bills' personnel department said after he was picked, while he doesn't have the measurable traits you look for, he has been incredibly productive, and could be the rare sixth-round pick that contributes immediately. He'll have a great opportunity to do so, with only MarQueis Gray and Chris Gragg posing a serious threat en route to playing time.
Buffalo has just one more pick to make in this year's draft - in the seventh round, at No. 234 overall.