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SI.com’s Banks has OT to Bills at 9

Posted by Chris Brown on April 7, 2010 – 12:39 pm

SI.com’s Don Banks has an offensive tackle going to the Bills at ninth overall.

Banks has Buffalo taking Rutgers OT Anthony Davis. Davis has arguably the highest upside among the top five offensive tackles in the draft, but some so called experts maintain that he’s not as polished or mature as the other top OTs. My response is how could he be? The guy is just 20-years old.

In any event here is Banks’ commentary on his pick for Buffalo.

The full weight of having to make the call on Clausen’s NFL potential falls squarely on the shoulders of the Bills’ new regime, general manager Buddy Nix and head coach Chan Gailey. Unless they have a complete conviction about the quarterback, I see the Bills going the safer route and getting an offensive tackle to help rebuild their shambles of an offensive line. But I can see why everyone keeps giving Clausen to Buffalo. If not there, how low does he go?

I think with the right coach keeping him on the straight and narrow Davis could really be something special. Davis, like Bulaga, Okung and Williams is ready to start on the left side from day one, so this would not be a bad pick by any means. I do however, prefer the experience of Williams and Okung being four-year guys in college. Eventually Davis will catch up and potentially pass those guys in terms of ability and consistency, but that’s on him. If you’re convinced he’ll mature and have a professional work ethic then the sky will truly be the limit for him.


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