After going offense with their first two selections, the Bills took a defensive player in the third round, going with Louisville LB Preston Brown at 73 overall. Brown comes to Buffalo after four years with the Cardinals, where he racked up a total of 301 tackles.
Brown was Louisville's leading tackler in each of the last two seasons, including 98 as a senior in 2013. He also recorded 4.5 sacks last season with three forced fumbles. Brown ran a 4.86 40-yard dash at the Combine and enters the NFL at 6'1", 251 lbs. He became a regular starter for the Cardinals in 2011, his sophomore season, and earned second-team All-Big East honors a year later in 2012.