Marcell Dareus, DL - Alabama
Pick made by Buffalo_Bill_Cody:
The Bills have had the history of picking up players in the first round that are busts, or a position that wasn't one of their needs. (Ex. C.J. Spiller and Aaron Maybin) I was considering Patrick Peterson because he sounds like he will be the next Darrell Revis, but the Bills have a lot of depth in their defensive backs. Granted, their defensive backs were less than impressive last year (overrated), but with the improvement of other spots on the defense, they could improve the turnover ratio that was awful last year. The biggest weaknesses of the Bills defense are their lack of pass rush, run defense, and their poor peformances from the defensive end positions. WILL improve the rest of the lack luster Buffalo defense.
Yes, Dareus is built to be a DT, but he has experience as a DE. He is quick enough and has enough burst to be a DE, but he has the size and strength of a DT. His ideal strength will be able to over power any offensive tackle, so he can stop any running back who decides to enter his area. Dareus is also great for a 3-4 defense that the Bills want to become more and more each year. His pass rush isn't spectacular, but his linebacker core will benefit from his presence. The linebackers of Alabama can be a great example of the Bills future success. Arthur Moats WILL become the Bills prime pass rusher which will increase the Bills numbers in sacks and turnovers. If Moats isn't free to blitz, Williams will be back and better than ever in Pro Bowl form. With Marcell Dareus, the Buffalo Bills will be creating the building blocks for a defense that could send them to the playoffs once again.
If Dareus is taken #3 overall, it'll be the highest the Bills have taken a Defensive Lineman since they made Bruce Smith the #1 pick overall in 1985. He'll also be the highest selected player from Alabama since 2000, when Chris Samuels was taken #3 overall by the Redskins.
Marcell Dareus Scouting Report from Mocking the Draft
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