Kevin Hoffman, US PRESSWIRE
April 27, 2012
The Bills attacked free agency, landing defensive ends Mario Williams and Mark Anderson, and remained focused on defense in the draft. South Carolina cornerback Stephon Gilmore (above) was drafted in the first round and talented nickel corner Ron Brooks (LSU) in the fourth, clearly in an attempt to stifle the New England Patriots' vaunted passing attack. The team also added two very productive linebackers in Florida State's athletic Nigel Bradham and may have a steal in TCU's Tank Carder in the fifth. The Bills didn't forget about the offense completely, adding a pair of massive four-year starting offensive linemen in Cordy Glenn and Zebrie Sanders in the second and fourth rounds, respectively, as well as another speedy wideout in T.J. Graham in the third. This draft wasn't as flashy as the rest of the Bills' offseason, but it was a strong effort.