Bills had good gut feelings about troubled draft picks

Nevada's Duke Williams (right) breaks up the pass to Chris Harper of California during first...

Nevada's Duke Williams (right) breaks up the pass to Chris Harper of California during first quarter NCAA action at California Memorial Stadium in Berkeley, Calif., on Sept. 1, 2012. (Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images/AFP)

JOHN KRYK, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 11:23 PM ET

NEW YORK - The Buffalo Bills wrapped up a solid 2013 draft on Saturday by taking two safeties, arguably the top placekicker available (Florida State's Dustin Hopkins) and a tight end.

One of the safeties, Nevada's Duke Williams, had a couple of run-ins with the law in college.

Just as linebacker Kiko Alonso -- whom the Bills picked on Friday -- had at Oregon.

Some question the picks.

Is it fair to write off anyone for a dumb thing, or things, they might have done at age 19 or 20 or 21? There is no one-word answer. All depends on the circumstances, and, as Bills GM Buddy Nix once told me, your "gut feeling."

Williams was nabbed for underage alcohol possession as a frosh, then as a junior for driving with a suspended licence and with no insurance after a car crash. The former? It happens. The latter? Not good.


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