ESPN’s Mel Kiper has put out his first mock draft for 2011 and he has the Bills taking a defensive linemen, just not the one that most people know already.
Kiper has Auburn’s Nick Fairley off the board with the top pick, which is very likely to happen. So with the third overall pick he has the Bills taking Alabama DL Marcel Dareus. Personally I think there is a strong likelihood that Buffalo takes him there.
They need help for their defensive front after finishing last in the league in run defense and Dareus would be a superb choice and could play end in a 3-4 and kick inside when the team switches to a 4-3 look as will likely be the case on a week to week basis. Dareus has long been touted as a top 10 talent, so to me it’s a pick that makes great sense for Buffalo there.
Tags: 2011 NFL draft, Marcel Dareus
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