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Bills’ Draft Ends Same Way they Started with Three Defensive Picks

On Saturday, the Buffalo Bills concluded the 2011 draft the same way it began. 

Buffalo’s final three selections were all on the defensive side of the football.  In the sixth round (169th overall), the Bills chose Mississippi St. LB Chris White, a player who has the flexibility to play inside or outside lineback, as well great instincts for finding the football.  The Bills were familiar with White since he played for the Bills’ coaching staff at the Senior Bowl.

The Bills used their first selection in the seventh round (207) on CB Justin Rogers out of Richmond, solidifying Buffalo’s need to gain some depth in the secondary.  In Buffalo, Rogers projects to become a nickel corner and adds value on special teams, particularly as a kick returner.

Buffalo’s final draft choice didn’t lack size with the selection of Michael Jasper (245th overall pick), a 6-foot-5 mountain at 395 pounds out of Bethel University in Tennessee.  Last year at Bethel, Jasper weighed in at 430 pounds but slimmed down 70 pounds while training and working out for the draft.  He’s expected to be a big body at nose tackle for Buffalo.

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