Bills pick Troup over Clausen, McCoy

The Buffalo Bills passed on quarterbacks Jimmy Clausen and Colt McCoy and defensive tackle Terrence Cody to take Central Florida defensive tackle Torell Troup with the 41st pick of the draft.

Why the Bills took him: Troup will remain under the magnifying glass as the guy the Bills preferred to a pair of much-needed quarterbacks, but the Bills needed a nose tackle to have any shot at a successful conversion to a 3-4 defense. Scouts Inc. projected Troup as a fourth-round pick, Cody as a second-rounder.

Where Troup fits: He might be the Bills' opening-day starter because nobody else on the roster really fits the mold of a 3-4 nose tackle. Troup is about 6-foot-3 and 314 pounds. Veteran defensive lineman Kyle Williams expects to alternate between tackle and end.

Scouts Inc. says: Well, they didn't think highly enough of Troup to produce a scouting report on him. They ranked him as the 13th-best defensive tackle.