2015 NFL Draft: With The 81st Buffalo Bills Select John Miller


The Buffalo Bills took care of the defensive backfield with their first pick at number 50 when they selected Ronald Darby.  They move to the opposite side of the ball and address their need on the offensive line with the selection of John Miller, guard, Louisville.

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John Miller fills a depth and possibly a starting need for the Buffalo Bills in the guard spot to play opposite Richie Incognito.  Miller is a strong player, strength-wise but he is limited when it comes to him moving around.

He is able to play both right and left guard and Louisville is a team that likes to flip flop their lineman. So there is some versatility there for the Bills and their use with him on the offensive line.

The bottom line on John Miller is…

"Miller isn’t the most nimble athlete at the guard position and he will be limited by scheme fit, but the pure power in his upper body and his hands have scouts excited and there is a belief that he will be better as a pro than he was in college.– NFL.com"

Miller is being compared to Alvin Bailey.

There will be some grooming with this pick, there were better lineman available earlier on with the 50th pick, but the Bills went defense.  I am not too excited about this pick, but it does fill a depth need that was one of the bigger ones for the Buffalo Bills.  With this pick, it will be a wait and see what he can do as even the scouts only see a pure power guy that doesn’t move well.

Here is hoping that the pure power wins and the quickness within the foot movement can be taught.

At this point, I don’t really see a strong draft for the Buffalo Bills and I hope that there is a plan that they are following, because there have been better players available than the ones drafted, but these guys must have shown the Bills something to warrant a pick in the 2nd and 3rd rounds.

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