The mock drafts are in full swing now with the NFL Combine less than a month away, and not surprisingly another is handing the Bills a QB at ninth overall.
At least SI.com’s Don Banks chose Notre Dame QB Jimmy Clausen for the Bills with a disclaimer. Here’s what he wrote about the pick.
There’s plenty of divided opinion on Clausen and some teams would never consider him for a top 10 draft slot. In reality, given that the tandem of new coach Chan Gailey and new GM Buddy Nix aren’t building with a five-year plan in mind, the Bills will probably seek a veteran quarterback like Michael Vick or Donovan McNabb in the pre-draft months and eschew selecting a first-round QB. Buffalo is desperate for help at offensive tackle, but until it signals its intentions at quarterback, we’ll give them Clausen without much enthusiasm.
I’d still like to see a left tackle taken by the Bills at nine overall. Banks has Okung and Davis off the board in his mock before Buffalo’s pick at 9, and does not have Iowa’s Bryan Bulaga going until 18 to Pittsburgh. I think Bulaga would be a good pick for Buffalo because he’s ready to play now according to most experts as opposed to some of the upside players like Davis and Campbell.
Tags: Bryan Bulaga, Jimmy Clausen
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