Marcell Dareus Visits With Buffalo Bills
Drafting a quarterback seems more glamorous for the Bills with the third overall pick. However, it would make more sense to draft on the defensive front, where the team has more holes to fill.
A day after the Bills hosted quarterback Cam Newton, Alabama defensive tackle Marcell Dareus visited Buffalo. Dareus is possibly the top defensive lineman in the class, and seems to be on the radar of Carolina and Denver, both of whom pick ahead of the Bills and both in need of a defensive lineman.
The Bills have a Pro Bowl nose tackle in place with Kyle Williams, and adding Dareus to the pass rush would cause havoc on opposing quarterbacks. Buffalo was the first visit for Dareus, however he is scheduled to visit with both Carolina and Denver in the near future.
Von Miller of Texas A&M is another possibility at three, but as of right now it seems unlikely that the Bills will have the opportunity to draft either him or Dareus, as there is a good chance they will be the top two picks in the draft. Making it even more likely that the Bills will look to quarterback with their pick, either Newton or Blaine Gabbert. Gabbert has an upcoming visit scheduled with the Bills, which will help Gailey and the organization further assess their needs with the third pick.
Former Purdue defensive end Ryan Kerrigan also made the trip to Buffalo on Wednesday. Kerrigan is possibly the most overlooked defensive lineman prospect, as he complied a total of 33.5 sacks over his four-year college career, the most by any prospect in the draft. Kerrigan is a projected mid-to-late first round pick.
There is still a month until the draft, a lot can still change. The Bills are eager to see what the next few weeks bring, as they will get a chance to further evaluate the talent available with more visits.