Bills select DB and OG on Day 2
The Buffalo Bills have added many pieces this offseason, and they used the second day in the 2015 NFL Draft to add two players that could have an instant impact on the team. They selected defensive back Ronald Darby with the No. 50 pick (first pick in 2015) and took offensive guard John Miller with the No. 79 pick. Both of these picks could be considered as questionable, but I have more faith in Coach Rex Ryan than I did in ex-coach Doug Marrone.
Ronald Darby–DB (Florida State)
This pick was a bit of a surprise, honestly. PJ Williams was supposed to be the first defensive back taken from Florida St. in the 2015 NFL Draft, but his off-field issues ended up costing him. The Bills chose DB Ronald Darby with the No. 50 pick, and he might be able to crack the starting lineup this season. While the Bills have a decent secondary, I think that they wanted Darby’s speed more than anything, because his coverage is lacking at times. If he can work on his hands and provide a threat with interceptions, this pick could benefit the Bills tremendously.
John Miller–Offensive Guard (Louisville)
When Bills Coach Rex Ryan said that they were building a bully in Buffalo, he wasn’t kidding. The Bills selected offensive guard John Miller in the third round and he is strong. His power and hands should help him in the NFL, but his slow feet might have a negative impact on a starting role. The Bills needed to add some offensive line players in this draft, and they did that with this pick. If the Bills can work on Miller’s technique, he will be a great addition to the growing bully in Buffalo.
Day 2 Draft Grade: B
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Dustin Brown covers the Buffalo Bills for MFST, and you can follow him on Twitter @SprtsWritingMan.