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Buffalo Bills 2015 NFL Draft pick approval ratings

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Bills fans approve of the team's selection of Nick O'Leary nearly wholeheartedly, but things are not as rosy for his current and former teammates, Ronald Darby and Karlos Williams.

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The 2015 NFL Draft was the ninth that we have covered here at Buffalo Rumblings, and for seven those those, we have published approval polls with the announcement of each pick that the Buffalo Bills have made.

Florida State tight end Nick O'Leary, the Bills' second sixth-round pick on Saturday, became the fifth-most popular Bills draft pick in the history of this website, scoring a 92 percent approval rating, tying him in that fifth slot with 2012 second-round pick (and current Bills starting left tackle) Cordy Glenn. O'Leary trails well behind all-time approval leader Shawn Nelson, a fellow tight end (who is currently out of the league), but his popularity remains unqestioned.

As for the rest of the Bills' draft class, things were not so rosy. Seventh-round pick Dezmin Lewis fared well, even beating out teammate and fellow receiver Sammy Watkins in approval rating, but no other pick was higher than 66 percent approval. O'Leary's Florida State and Bills teammates, second-round pick Ronald Darby and fifth-rounder Karlos Williams, rank as two of the 11 lowest-rated draft picks in the seven years we've done this (though, mercifully, they weren't close to Jairus Byrd territory).

Here's how the 2015 Bills draft class stacks up against everyone picked by the Bills since 2009 in terms of Buffalo Rumblings approval rating.

Year Rd # Player Pos College Approval
2009 4 121 Shawn Nelson TE Southern Mississippi 99 percent
2011 1 3 Marcell Dareus DT Alabama 96 percent
2013 2 41 Robert Woods WR USC 95 percent
2012 5 144 Zebrie Sanders OT Florida State 94 percent
2012 2 41 Cordy Glenn OT Georgia 92 percent
2015 6 194 Nick O'Leary TE Florida State 92 percent
2012 5 147 Tank Carder LB TCU 91 percent
2012 4 105 Nigel Bradham LB Florida State 89 percent
2010 7 216 Kyle Calloway OG Iowa 88 percent
2014 5 153 Cyril Richardson OG Baylor 87 percent
2013 7 222 Chris Gragg TE Arkansas 87 percent
2014 4 109 Ross Cockrell CB Duke 85 percent
2009 1 28 Eric Wood C Louisville 84 percent
2010 5 140 Ed Wang OT Virginia Tech 83 percent
2009 5 147 Nic Harris LB Oklahoma 82 percent
2013 4 105 Duke Williams S Nevada 81 percent
2011 4 122 Chris Hairston OT Clemson 81 percent
2014 2 44 Cyrus Kouandjio OT Alabama 80 percent
2014 7 237 Seantrel Henderson OT Miami (FL) 80 percent
2013 2 46 Kiko Alonso LB Oregon 78 percent
2015 7 234 Dezmin Lewis WR Central Arkansas 78 percent
2014 1 4 Sammy Watkins WR Clemson 77 percent
2012 1 10 Stephon Gilmore CB South Carolina 77 percent
2010 6 178 Arthur Moats LB James Madison 77 percent
2011 6 179 Chris White LB Mississippi State 77 percent
2009 2 51 Andy Levitre OG Oregon State 76 percent
2010 6 192 Danny Batten DE South Dakota State 76 percent
2011 7 245 Michael Jasper DT Bethel (TN) 75 percent
2012 4 124 Ron Brooks CB LSU 71 percent
2010 7 209 Levi Brown QB Troy 71 percent
2011 5 133 Johnny White RB North Carolina 68 percent
2011 3 68 Kelvin Sheppard LB LSU 66 percent
2015 6 188 Tony Steward LB Clemson 66 percent
2010 3 72 Alex Carrington DT Arkansas State 65 percent
2011 1 11 Aaron Maybin DE Penn State 64 percent
2015 3 81 John Miller OG Louisville 64 percent
2011 2 34 Aaron Williams CB Texas 63 percent
2013 3 78 Marquise Goodwin WR Texas 63 percent
2013 6 177 Dustin Hopkins K Florida State 62 percent
2012 6 178 Mark Asper OG Oregon 62 percent
2011 4 100 Da'Norris Searcy S North Carolina 59 percent
2011 7 206 Justin Rogers CB Richmond 59 percent
2010 1 9 C.J. Spiller RB Clemson 56 percent
2014 3 73 Preston Brown LB Louisville 54 percent
2013 1 16 EJ Manuel QB Florida State 51 percent
2015 5 155 Karlos Williams RB Florida State 51 percent
2015 2 50 Ronald Darby CB Florida State 50 percent
2012 3 69 T.J. Graham WR North Carolina State 49 percent
2009 6 183 Cary Harris CB USC 48 percent
2010 2 41 Torell Troup DT Central Florida 46 percent
2013 5 143 Jonathan Meeks S Clemson 45 percent
2010 4 107 Marcus Easley WR Connecticut 44 percent
2014 7 221 Randell Johnson LB Florida Atlantic 44 percent
2009 7 220 Ellis Lankster CB West Virginia 42 percent
2012 7 251 John Potter K Western Michigan 42 percent
2009 2 42 Jairus Byrd S Oregon 23 percent