2014 NFL Draft: 5 Late-Round Sleepers Buffalo Bills Should Target
5 Late-Round Sleepers The Buffalo Bills Should Target in the 2014 NFL Draft
The 2014 NFL Draft is on it’s way, and with the NFL combine wrapping up over the next few days, we are beginning to get a good feel for the players that have either helped or hurt their draft stocks. While the combine is a great event for top prospects to solidify their draft positions, it’s often the smaller-school, late-round prospects that end up leaving a lasting impression at the event.
The Buffalo Bills are a very intriguing team. On one hand, you have a team that hasn’t played in a post-season game in 14 years; and on the other hand, You see a team filled with young talent just waiting to develop, with a coach that is known for getting the most out of his players, and a general manager that seems to be saying all the right things regarding the future of the team.
Buffalo seems to have the right guys in place. Quarterback E.J. Manuel, despite some trouble with injuries, showed a lot of promise, and guys like C.J. Spiller, Marcell Dareus, and Kiko Alonso are littered throughout the roster. However, despite all the promising young talent the team boasts right now, it’s crucial they continue to add talented depth behind the guys they have in place. This year’s draft is absolutely loaded with guys like that, players that can step right in and provide quality depth in the case of an injury, and as a result, here are 5 late-round sleepers the Buffalo Bills should target in the 2014 NFL Draft.
5. Joe Don Duncan, TE, Dixie State
Scott Chandler has been decent for Buffalo over his time with the team, but Chandler is very replaceable. Joe Don Duncan out of Dixie State probably won't be ready to start as a rookie, but as far as the long-term is concerned, Duncan has great potential.
4. Walt Aikens, CB, Liberty
Despite coming off a very impressive season for Buffalo, Leodis Mckelvin is still a big question mark in the secondary for the Bills. Walt Aikens is a guy with fantastic coverage ability, and a nose for the ball. The Bills would be wise to at least take a look at this guy.
3. Morgan Moses, OT, Virginia
Morgan Moses, a mountainous offensive tackle, looks every bit the part of an NFL starter. However, there is something missing. While he possesses outstanding athleticism, Moses isn't well conditioned, and sometimes his effort can be questionable. With that said, Moses has great potential as a starter on either side of the line, and with Erik Pears struggling, Buffalo should keep an eye on Moses.
2. Matt Feiler, OG, Bloomsburg
An offensive tackle out of Bloomsburg, Matt Feiler has decent size standing at 6’7” and weighing in at 325 pounds. However, due to his shorter arms, Feiler may be asked to be moved inside to guard at the NFL level. Luckily for Feiler, the Bills are lacking in talent at the guard position as it stands right now. Feiler to Buffalo would be a very intriguing move.
1. Brad Daley, OLB, Montana State
Much like Feiler, Brad Daley played a different position in college than the one he is most likely to play in the NFL. Likely an NFL outside linebacker, Daly is well suited for the position. A solid run defender who also amassed 18 sacks in his college career, Daley would be a great fit in Buffalo.