The Bills announced Thursday that they have agreed to contracts with sixth-round draft pick LB Arthur Moats and seventh-round draft pick QB Levi Brown. Terms of the deals were not disclosed.
Moats, the Bills’ first of two sixth-round draft picks and the 178th selection overall, set a James Madison school record with 29 career sacks. The 6-2, 250-pound linebacker received the Buck Buchanan Award as the top defensive player in the Football Championship Subdivision in 2009.
In PFW's 2010 Draft Preview, personnel analyst Nolan Nawrocki wrote that Moats "plays hard and gives good effort in pursuit" but "shows some stiffness in his movement and struggles to break down in space."
Brown, the Bills’ first of two seventh-round draft picks and the 209th selection overall, set Troy University and Sun Belt Conference single-season records in 2009, completing 321-of-504 passes for 4,254 yards with 23 touchdowns and nine interceptions. Brown earned SBC Player of the Year and All-SBC first-team honors in 2009.
In PFW's 2010 Draft Preview, personnel analyst Nolan Nawrocki wrote that the 6-3, 219-pound Brown "plays with a sense of calm and is cool under pressure" but "can be lazy with his footwork and not step into throws."
Moats and Brown are the fourth and fifth of the Bills’ nine draft picks to sign with the team.
The Bills also announced that they have waived DE Will Croner and OL Jorge Guerra.
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