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3 reasons the Bills should draft: Villanova OT Brad Seaton

Position: Offensive tackle.
School: Villanova.
Measurables: 6-foot-7, 310 pounds.
Combine stats: DNP. Pro Day: N/A (held March 29).
Career stats: 33 games, 30 starts.
Draft projection: Fourth-sixth round.


1. He closed his college career strong. Seaton started all 13 games for the Wildcats in 2016 and ended his college career with 30 straight starts, dating back to 2014. The Wildcats averaged 206.3 rushing yards per game and 378.8 total yards of offense in 2016. Their rushing total was third in the Colonial Athletic Association and 24th nationally, while their offense was fourth in the league in yards and fifth in points at 24.4 per game.

2. The Bills have shown interest. According to the Houston Chronicle's Aaron Wilson, the Bills had a private workout with Seaton last month on the Villanova campus. The interest makes sense given that the Bills' situation at right tackle is unsettled. Jordan Mills was re-signed, but he's not expected to be handed the starting job.

3. He might be even bigger than listed. While's scouting profile of Seaton has him at 6-foot-7, other websites list him at 6-8 or even 6-9. Although he comes from a smaller conference, Seaton didn't look out of place at the College Gridiron Classic, using his size and strength to keep pass rushers at bay.

Fun fact: If Seaton really is 6-9, he would match former Ravens great Jonathan Ogden as the tallest offensive tackle in NFL history.

They said it: "There are a handful of very tall tackles with good athleticism in this draft, but most of the others lack a functional anchor to hold up against power. Seaton isn't a power player, but he appears to have enough natural core strength to project as a swing tackle best-suited to the right side. His ability to operate on the move could appeal to zone running teams." – draft analyst Lance Zierlein.

The Buffalo News is profiling 30 prospects in 30 days leading up to the NFL Draft, which begins April 27. Up next: Colorado S Cedric Thompson.

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