The Buffalo Bills drafted two safeties and a place-kicker with the first three of their four picks on the third and final day of the NFL Draft.
With the 105th pick in the fourth round, the Bills took safety Duke Williams of Nevada. Like Kiko Alonzo of Oregon, a second-round pick, Williams has been in trouble with the law, having multiple arrests on his record and being suspended three times in his college career.
Another safety was taken in the fifth round (pick 143), Jonathan Meeks of Clemson. Meeks played in 50 games in his college career, starting 24, with 62 tackles and two interceptions in 2012.
Another Florida State player was taken by the Bills – top pick E.J. Manuel played for the Seminoles – in the sixth round (pick 177): Kicker Dustin Hopkins could challenge incumbent Rian Lindell for the kicking job. Bills punter Shawn Powell was Hopkins’ holder at Florida State. Hopkins made 22 of his 33 field goals from 40 to 49 yards and nine of his 15 attempts from 50 yards or longer over his college career.