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Top prospects who could fit Bills on Day Three

By Mark Gaughan

The Buffalo Bills enter Day Three of the NFL Draft with needs at cornerback, tight end and guard. That doesn't mean those will be their top picks ... but they need bodies there.

It would be nice to get a cornerback with the 105th pick -- the eighth in the fourth round.

There are two we like a lot: B.W. Webb of William and Mary and Jordan Poyer of Oregon State. The Bills are looking for a guy who can play press-man coverage. So smaller guys who are zone coverage players don't figure into the picture, we don't think. Poyer is a tad bigger than Webb, but both can return kicks. Webb had three interceptions in his first game, against Virginia, as a freshman.

Other potential targets include ...

FS: Phillip Thomas, Fresno State (could have been an option for Bills at 78.) He's a top-75 talent.

CB: Sanders Commings, Georgia. Huge for a corner at 216 pounds, so he's a press man guy but lacks great speed. Might be a safety.

TE: Levine Toilolo, Stanford. Huge at 6-8. Ryan Otten, San Jose State. Matt Furstenburg, Maryland. Dion Sims, Michigan State (a blocker not a receiver, so don't see him for the Bills). Joseph Fauria, UCLA. Most of these guys could be avaialbe in the fifth round.

G: Don't really have a great feel for who fits. Alabama All-America center Barrett Jones is on the board; not sure if they think he'd play guard. He may not be physical enough. Cal center Brain Schwenke might be a good option. He played guard as a sophomore and junior, center as senior. Akron's J.C. Tretter is on the board. I see him as a fifth-rounder. The Bills may want to wait until the fifth, sixth or seventh rounds.

QB: Landry Jones, Oklahoma. (Might be viable for Bills if he lasts to fifth round). It seems the Bills like him a bit.

LB: Khaseem Greene, Rutgers. He's more of a 4-3 weakside guy (must be issues because he's a top-40 player in terms of talent). Probably not a fit for the Bills.


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Tim Graham

Tim Graham

Tim Graham returned to The Buffalo News in 2011 after covering the NFL for three years at ESPN and for one year at the Palm Beach Post. Before that, the Cleveland native spent seven seasons on the Buffalo Sabres beat for The News and was president of the Boxing Writers Association of America.

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Mark Gaughan

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Buffalo native Mark Gaughan started working at The News in 1980 and has been covering the Bills exclusively since 1992. He is a former president of the Pro Football Writers of America, and he is a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame selection committee.

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