There are a group of players that are expected to improve their draft stock with a strong showing at the NFL Combine this week. One such player happens to be at a position of need for the Buffalo Bills.
DE Nick Perry from USC is considered by most draftniks to be a late first to early second-round pick. The pass rusher however, could go a long way toward solidifying his first round status with a good showing in Indy. NFL Network draft analyst Mike Mayock is expecting Perry to succeed in doing that knowing that he’s gifted physically.
“I think he’s going to test extremely well,” said Mayock. ”I think he’s going to be one of those guys that the combine helps and his pro day helps because he’s a little bit of an athletic freak. There were games this year where I thought he could be a first-round pick and there were games where I thought he was a second or third-round pick. I think the lack of consistency (in his college career) will hurt him a little bit, but I think he’ll test extremely well. He looks good in a pair of shorts, he moves well and he’s got some natural pass rush ability.”
Stay tuned all week to our NFL Combine coverage on Buffalobills.com beginning Thursday from Indianapolis at Lucas Oil Stadium.
Tags: 2012 NFL draft, Mike Mayock, Nick Perry
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