With the third pick in the 2011 NFL Draft, the Buffalo Bills selected Alabama defensive tackle/end Marcell Dareus.
I love this pick for the Buffalo Bills. No, let me say that again. I LOVE this pick for Buffalo.
Dareus is the best defensive lineman in the draft, and Buffalo needed some impact defensive linemen to line up with Kyle Williams. In Buffalo's 3-4, Dareus will likely play the 5-technique. He's a strong, quick player who will make life easier for Williams and their linebackers. Dareus is also versatile enough to allow Chan Gailey and company the flexibility to move into a four man front if they so choose. I'm a believer that you have to build from the lines back, and everything fell together correctly for Buffalo.
Will Marcell Dareus help Buffalo climb out of the AFC East basement and back into the playoffs? I think the answer is yes, and Bills fans should be happy tonight.