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Old 03-06-2012, 07:46 AM   #90
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The Buffalo Bills are in an interesting position.

They desperately need help at both DE and OLB, now that they are transitioning to a 4-3. The early run on defensive ends has put them in a bad spot.

They could look at OT but the two logical selections, Martin and Reiff neither project out to be sure-fire LEFT tackles and the Bills are already set on the right with Erik Pears. Furthermore, there's some talk within the organization and without that the offensive line wasn't THAT bad and that Fitzpatrick himself contributed to some of the protection problems.

After much sweating, the Buffalo Bills select:

WHITNEY MERCILUS, DE, ILLINOIS

Many thought that Mercilus would benefit from a lack of premiere DE talent in this draft and sure enough he did. Mercilus was somewhat of a "one year wonder" amassing 16 of his 18 college sacks during the 2011 season. He isn't a particularly explosive player off the snap but has good instincts and can get to the QB.
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