NFL Draft 1st round recap: 5.0

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Mario WilliamsIn our fifth 2012 NFL 1st round draft recap, we take a quick analyses of the Buffalo Bills, Carolina Panthers, Miami Dolphins, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and Dallas Cowboys draft choices. Some of these picks were expected, some were unexpected, but with that, here is a quick analyses of picks 10 through 6.

10. Buffalo Bills-CB Stephon Gilmore, South Carolina

With the selection of Gilmore, and the addition of Williams (90) via free agency, the Bills improved two levels of their defense in one off season

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With the 10th pick in the 2012 NFL Draft, the Buffalo Bills decided to pass on Notre Dame wide receiver Michael Floyd, Iowa offensive tackle Riley Reiff, and Mississippi State defensive tackle Fletcher Cox amongst other players to select Gamecocks’ cornerback Stephon Gilmore.

With the Gamecocks’ last season, Gilmore recorded 46 total tackles and 4 interceptions for the Capital One Bowl Champions, helping South Carolina record a school record 11 wins in 2011. Gilmore is not the biggest (188 pounds) cornerback, but Gilmore possesses nice height (6’1) to match up against AFC East wide receivers. Read more here…

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