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2016 NFL Draft: Day three targets for the Buffalo Bills

The Bills have addressed some major needs on their defense this far into the draft. Who might they be looking to draft on day three?

Wondering who the Bills could target heading into day three? Don't worry, that's why we're here. Having used all of their first three picks on defenders, the Bills could be expected to contribute to the offense today. That said, you never really know what they're going to do! I imagine one or two of these players will be a Buffalo Bills tonight.

Here, presented in no particular order, are the players we could be seeing the Bills pick this afternoon.

1. Connor Cook, QB, Michigan State

A pre-draft visitor with the Bills who checks just about every box, the quarterback has to be on their radar, right? Or maybe not. Tim Graham reported early this morning that the Bills are uninterested in trading up for Cook. With a few of the major quarterback-needy teams having taken their players, the Bills could be in line to stop his fall - if they want to.

2. Cardale Jones, QB, Ohio State

As we mentioned yesterday, Jones should be on Buffalo's radar because of their history of targeting big, athletic quarterbacks. His inexperience dropped him out of the first three rounds of the draft, and we'll have to see if the Bills value him enough to select him.

3. Kevin Hogan, QB, Stanford

For months we've heard from draft insider Tony Pauline that the Bills like Kevin Hogan. We know that the team considers him the most pro-ready option for them. Could he be hearing his name called in round four or five?

4. Dak Prescott, QB, Mississippi State

The last of the remaining quarterbacks to be connected with Buffalo pre-draft, Prescott is a dual threat player who is still improving as a passer, but his work ethic and steady adjustment during college has some hopeful that he can be a successful project player.

5. Kolby Listenbee, WR, TCU

The track star is built more solidly than Buffalo's last attempt to draft a speedster receiver. Might he be a target for upgrading the receiving corps?

6. Moritz Boehringer, WR, Germany

Of course, if the Bills are all-in on drafting potential, they could go for the 6'4" 220 pound elite athlete from Deutschland. Boehringer has to make some major adjustments to the level of competition, but could potentially be a monster receiver in the NFL.

7. Charone Peake, WR, Clemson

Back to the Clemson bucket! The 6'2" 209 pound wideout is unrefined in his catching technique, but his athletic upside and blocking ability could make him a valued member of the Bills.

8. Jeremy Cash, S, Duke

Cash isn't going to fit every defense, but he could arguably give the Bills a valuable Deone Bucannon type outside linebacker with outstanding blitzing ability. This far in the draft, that's not something to pass up.

9. Sebastian Tretola/Denver Kirkland, OG, Arkansas

Both big, both bulky, both limited athletically. The Bills have traditionally preferred bulky linemen, and they interviewed Tretola at the Combine. Could he or his teammate be heading to Buffalo?

10. Kyle Murphy, OT, Stanford

Another option for Buffalo's offensive line is to add a lineman with experience in their blocking schemes. Murphy is a solid tackle with good technique but not much of a highlight reel, which is just what you want from a swing tackle.

11. Spencer Drango, OT/OG, Baylor

The Bills interviewed the 6'6" 320 pound Drango at the Combine. A left tackle at Baylor, Drango could potentially play tackle or guard in the NFL, which would make him a valuable reserve.

12. Jack Allen, OC, Michigan State

The 6'1" 294 pound Allen is probably the best center remaining (and the Bills could really use a backup center). He doesn't have a dominant build, but plays with great technique that will keep him in the NFL for a long time. He's connected with Buffalo through their pre-draft visit with Cook.

13. Evan Boehm, OC, Missouri

Another potential center selection, Boehm comes from one of the conferences Buffalo prefers to patronize, and his 6'3" 310 pound size might be more palatable to the Bills.

14. KJ Dillon, S, West Virginia

The Bills missed out on his more highly-touted teammate Karl Joseph, but Dillon could be a nice addition to their safety group, with the size and athleticism to play multiple positions.

15. DJ Reader, NT, Clemson

Are the Bills done adding defensive linemen in this draft? Or will Rex Ryan be unable to pass up on his latest iteration of "Snacks?" The 6'3" 325 Reader is a superb athlete who played hit .500 as a first baseman in high school (and can throw 90 miles per hour) and was a starting basketball center before graduating to Clemson and becoming a powerful nose tackle.

16. Tyvis Powell, S, Ohio State

There's at least one more Ohio State player that could still be of interest to the Bills. Powell, at 6'3" 211 pounds, is a good straight-line athlete but a bit below average in a short area. He could be useful to the team as an enforcer in the box. He was Jones' roommate at Ohio State.

17. Rashard Robinson, CB, LSU

We haven't really brought up any cornerbacks, but the Bills could definitely be looking for talented players on day three. Robinson had a host of issues that led to his dismissal from the LSU program after his freshman year, but he's potentially an excellent corner. Think of him as this year's Seantrel Henderson, or something like that.

18. Devon Johnson, FB, Marshall

This was the final pre-draft visitor we heard about for the Bills. Johnson had an ultraproductive 2014 season for the Thundering Herd that featured 19 touchdowns, but his 2015 wasn't as impressive. Built like a fullback, he could be a more versatile challenger to Jerome Felton.

19. Ka'imi Fairbairn, K, UCLA

Because it wouldn't feel right if I left the kicker crowd out in the dust. Don't worry, folks! There's more than Aguayo in this draft, and Fairbairn is generally considered the next best option.