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No problems with this mock

Posted by Chris Brown on February 9, 2009 – 8:42 pm

The National Football Post just issued their third mock draft (yep they all just keep churning them out don’t they?) and I have to say I like the way I see their first round falling.

For those that would like to see a defensive end fall to the Bills it doesn’t happen. NFP has Everette Brown going to the Browns (how fitting) at 5 and Brian Orakpo going to the Packers (now a 3-4 defense) at 9.

For round two they have the Bills taking Southern Miss TE Shawn Nelson.

They also have all of the top four offensive tackles off the board in the top 8 picks including Alabama’s Andre Smith going first overall to Detroit. I think seeing all four go in the top 8 picks might be a bit of a stretch, but I subscribe to their thought that one of the top QBs won’t go until 10 when the Niners take Matt Stafford in their mock.

But what I like best is they have the Bills taking BC’s B.J. Raji with the 11th pick, with the reasoning that with no value for a pass rusher at 11, beefing up the defensive interior is a very attractive second option. I couldn’t agree more.

Stroud and Raji lining up next to each other with Kyle Williams and Spencer Johnson rotating in. I like the sound of that a lot. Somehow though I see Raji going earlier to be a future anchor in a 3-4 system (Green Bay at #9?).

But I’m all for grabbing a big DT if the right value isn’t there for the Bills at 11. I also like Ole Miss’ Peria Jerry a lot, but not sure if he’s a proper value at 11.

They also have the Bills taking Southern Miss TE Shawn Nelson in round two. Again no problem with that either, though I’d prefer a veteran free agent signee at that position like Tennessee’s Bo Scaife.


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