The Bills used a fifth round pick to beef up the offensive line, selecting guard Wyatt Teller from Virginia Tech. Here are five things to know about Wyatt Teller:
Teller was recruited to Virginia Tech by former coach Frank Beamer as a defensivelineman. He was the Virginia State Defensive Player of the Year in his senior year at Liberty High School in Bealeton.
2. MOVED TO OFFENSIVE LINE IN HIS FIRST YEAR AT VIRGINIA TECH.
He flipped to the offensive line during his redshirt year at Tech – from defensive tackle to offensive tackle and finally to guard.
Some draft experts think his experience as a defensive lineman helps him on the offensive side now.
Draft analyst Rob Rang said the following:
"Teller wins as a blocker with some of the tricks he learned as defensive end including stalking targets downfield and quickly swimming through defenders to add to the deception on screens. Teller warrants Day Two consideration and projects as a future starting guard early in his NFL career."
3. STRONG IN PASS PROTECTION
He's lined up at left guard for the last two-and a- half years at Virginia Tech. Teller did not allow a sack in his senior season for the Hokies. Lining up in pass protection 464 times, he allowed zero sacks and was only beaten five times, resulting in pressure on the quarterback.
4. A WEIGHT ROOM STANDOUT
Teller made his mark in the weight room in his freshman season at Tech. He earned Super Iron Hokie Honors with a 370-pound push jerk, a team-high 600-pound back squat, a team-high 385-pound power clean and a 420-pound bench press.
5. THE RIGHT BUILD FOR O-LINE PLAY
Teller has long arms and big hands, both important attributes especially in pass protection. His arms measure 33 7/8 inches, and his hands check in at 10 1/8 inches.