Inside The Bills

Whaley: Deepest draft in years

Posted by Chris Brown on February 21, 2014 – 3:05 pm

With almost 100 underclassmen in this year’s draft pool, it’s made for the lengthiest list of talent in a draft than most veteran personnel executives can remember. Bills GM Doug Whaley doesn’t dispute that the 2014 draft class might be the deepest since teams have been picking college players.

“By sheer numbers it’s the deepest draft and a lot of these young guys are the most talented guys so we’re excited to have those guys in here,” Whaley told Buffalobills.com. “We’re excited to go through this process and get this draft board set and to bring in some talented players to help us win.”

Buffalobills.com asked Whaley if a starting caliber player could still be had at certain positions as late as round four. Whaley believes it’s possible this year.

“It’s going to give us a better chance to look good as scouts, but not only (as late as) round 4,” he said. “You’ve got to look at it this way. That’s another three rounds of guys who are not going to get drafted. So there’s a good possibility of hitting on some college free agents who will come in and help you as well.”

Buffalo found Nickell Robey last year after the draft, who went on to become the team’s nickel corner. With a deeper talent base this year, the odds of finding players who can make your roster that went undrafted figures to increase this spring.

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