Buffalo Bills Draft Prospects: Hroniss Grasu


The 2015 NFL Draft is set in our crosshairs as it is the next major event when it comes to the NFL.   The Buffalo Bills do not have a first round pick but made a lot of moves in the offseason to bring in weapons that will help on the offensive side of the ball.  

More from Bills Draft

The next draft prospect that we will look at for the Buffalo Bills is the second center that they might just consider bringing on to their team.  Hroniss Grasu is coming out of Oregon.  He started all 52 games that he played in.  He has a draft grade of a 5.66 which still puts him in the classification of possibly being an NFL starter.

The Buffalo Bills, come the 50th pick, will most likely be addressing their offensive line.  With Grasu as an addition to their offensive line, they could be grooming him to be the next long term center for the Buffalo Bills and take Eric Wood and move him to the opposite guard from Ritchie Incognito.  You have a guy next to the rookie that has made the blocking calls for his entire career and can still make them and provide Grasu with a learning curve with what would be expected of him.

Some strengths and weaknesses for Hroniss Grasu are…

"Takes on challenges up front. Willing to battle against bigger, stronger nose guards. Has big hands and is tough at the point of attack with good functional strength. Loves to play and is a willing worker, according to personnel men. Reestablishes hands into proper placement in pass pro if defender gets hands into his chest.Doesn’t utilize length effectively. Uses inconsistent hand placement. Handles power players pretty well at point of attack but tends to lose balance when engaging the same players on the move. Marginal acceleration around the corner when asked to pull.– NFL.com"

Hroniss Grasu is a player that can step right in and play for the Buffalo Bills and will allow them to improve their offensive line, which still needs some help, especially if they are planning a run heavy type offensive that is set to run the ball 50 times a game.

Having someone on the line that can help with the calls would definitely help the situation.

The bottom line is…

"While Grasu isn’t a powerful center, he does display enough functional strength and movement skills to be able to assimilate into any offensive philosophy. Grasu can play bigger than his listed size and while he doesn’t possess any overwhelming qualities or traits, there aren’t any glaring holes in his game that should derail him. His leadership and winning pedigree should be a plus with GMs.– NFL.com"

I think that this is a guy the Buffalo Bills should be looking at when their picks comes around in the second round.

Next: Brandon Spikes Buffalo Bills Should Reunite

More from BuffaLowDown