Riley Reiff - OT
Michael Floyd - WR
Stephen Gilmore - CB
Luke Kuechly - ILB
Courtney Upshaw - DE
Dre Kirkpatrick - CB
Melvin Ingram - OLB
David DeCastro - OG
Any of you Bills draft guru's want to take over the Bills for hte rest of the 7 round mock we're doing?
Seems BUF GM has left us.
PM or VM me
Last edited by Norm; 04-09-2012 at 05:46 PM.
I just read a draft article that suggested Upshaw could drop to the second round because his combine wasn't great and he beat his gf. Also said Jenkins has so much baggage that an nfl scout said they'd be surprised if he went in the first
I would be stoked to get upshaw in the second! I understand the concerns but I've watched him play a lot over the last two years and the kid can flat out play. I don't care about the combine, Upshaw is a beast and would be a steal in 2nd.
How would everyone feel about Jenkins though? Uber talented but his issues make Upshaw look like a choir boy. Floyd 1, Jenkins 2 sounds sexy but I just don't know about this kid.
Also mentioned nfl people saying they wouldn't touch Coples period. Too much bust potential and wouldn't even put him on their draft board!
College players that have visited the Bills as of Monday are:
QB Kirk Cousins (Michigan State)
QB Russell Wilson (Wisconsin)
DE Chandler Jones (Syracuse)
DE Andre Branch (Clemson)
LB Tank Carder (Texas Christian)
OT Mike Adams (Ohio State) and
RB Trent Richardson (Alabama).
They can bring up to 30 college players in for private scouting.
Interesting that they met with T Rich. He's gonna be a stud but there's no way he'll fall to ten and we're set at rb.
Assuming Upshaw or Jenkins dont drop to the second round, here's my ideal draft:
1. WR Floyd
2. OT Adams
3. CB Bentley
4. LB Carder
4. WR Adams
5. QB Wilson
I'm not sure how the rest of the fans feel about things at this point, but I'm a bit concerned. I understand letting Bell go. It makes sense due to his injury prone nature. However, now we're sitting here 10 days from the draft without knowing what the offensive line is even going to look like. In fact a WGR sports reporter asked Buddy Nix just a few days ago what he planned to do at left tackle. His response: "I don't know". While I would like to see them draft the best player at a position of need, I hope it's not just because they've done nothing else and have to draft out of desperation.
Besides Khalil I dont think there's a sure thing tackle in the top 20. I wouldn't be disappointed if they tske Rieff at 10 but a) scouts have him moving to G, and b) I don't think he'll have a huge impact above what Hairston peovides. I think they'll address the position in the second or third rounds.
Chandler Jones is beast. I don't think he'll fall to the second round though. Not sure why we used an interview slot on him.
As for LT, we can probably address the position in the second round. Floyd + second round LT would be a pretty good draft, though our secondary would still be suspect.
I think our 2nd round pick is going to make/break the draft. There are a couple of late first rounders that could be steals if they drop. Upshaw, Jenkins, or Adams would be outstanding. I like Chandler Jones too but I think the Bills have too many other needs to address before drafting a backup or rotational DE. If they don't go with Floyd in the first then Ashlon Jeffrey would also be a solid 2nd rounder IMO.
I'm not sure why, but Fletcher Cox (DT) visited 1BD today. Could it be that they're actually going to just draft the highest rated player regardless of position? I really hope that's not the case.