Tuesday, July 24, 2012
Bust Watch: Bills DT Torrell Troup
By James Walker
The AFC East blog continues its series on highly drafted players who have to show something in 2012. Next we shift our focus to a defensive lineman on the surging Buffalo Bills.
Player: DT Torrell Troup
Pick: Second round, 2010
Analysis: Troup showed promise as a rookie when he recorded 23 tackles in 15 games. But injuries kept Troup off the field in 2011 and he recorded just eight tackles in six games. This is a huge season for Troup to prove he is worthy of his status as a second-round pick. The Bills are stacked at defensive line, which includes tackles Marcell Dareus and Kyle Williams returning from a foot injury. Troup will be asked to produce as a backup in the rotation and he can prove he's not a draft bust if he fills that modest role.