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What if Cam, Fairley off board?

Posted by Chris Brown on March 8, 2011 – 10:34 am

While several mock drafts have Buffalo taking one of the two Auburn prospects in Cam Newton or Nick Fairley. But what if both go off the board first and second overall in front of the Bills pick at 3? NFL Network analyst Charles Davis’ mock is predicting just that.

Davis has Newton first overall to Carolina and Fairley to Denver at 2. So with the third overall pick Davis has the Bills taking Da’Quan Bowers.

I think there is a realistic possibility that the board at the top could fall this way. Carolina drafted two QBs last year (Clausen, Pike), but they don’t sound sure if they have a franchise QB. More importantly Denver, which is moving to a 4-3 front on defense has Robert Ayers and Elvis Dumervil on the ends and they need a defensive tackle, so Fairley makes a lot of sense.

That would leave Bowers as probably the best prospect on the board with Patrick Peterson. When asked about Bowers in a group of top defensive prospects which also included Marcell Dareus and Nick Fairley, Bills GM Buddy Nix did say that they would fit any defense. And as we profiled on the home page at the Bills are looking for defensive linemen that can fit multiple schemes knowing that Buffalo will be a hybrid front defense.

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