Playing for depth in the 7th round

With their last four picks, Buffalo addressed some secondary needs: guard, wide receiver, fullback and middle linebacker. Here's a run-down on the four seventh-round picks, starting with the highest pick.

 

G Mike Pucillo, Auburn, 6'4", 317 – "He was their second-highest rated guy there," said scout Joe Haering. "Pucillo played center earlier in his career. He's a 300-pounder, good run-blocker, a steady pass blocker. He can play two positions and he has the size and strength to be good player in NFL."

"Mike Pucillo is a swing guy," said Tom Modrak. "We could certainly start him out at guard because playing one position at this level is not easy, let alone two. He should make the people around him better who are ahead of him."

WR Rodney Wright, Fresno St., 5'9", 175 – "Rodney Wright is a super-productive guy," said Modrak. "He gave scouts trouble as far as the eyeball test (because) he's not a real big imposing guy, but he's a playmaker."

FB Jarrett Ferguson, Virginia Tech, 5'8", 222 – "Ferguson is a fullback, halfback, special teams player who is a hard-nosed kid," said Modrak.

WLB Antone "Dominique" Stevenson, 6'0", 231 – "We'll play him at outside linebacker because of his size and his speed. He's a playmaker. We see him as a backup and special-teamer," said Modrak.


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