A two-round mock by Rotoworld has the Bills taking a linebacker first and a quarterback second.
Rotoworld’s two-round mock has Buffalo taking Texas A&M pass rusher Von Miller at three with the following analysis.
Chan Gailey sent out indications at last week’s owners meetings that he’s head over heels for Newton and Blaine Gabbert. We’re not buying it from a coach who specializes in turning non-premium quarterbacks into productive passers. Miller is everything that Aaron Maybin isn’t..
Then in round two the mock has Buffalo selecting Nevada QB Colin Kaepernick, with the following reasoning behind the pick.
Kaepernick is an ideal fit for Bills coach Chan Gailey, who runs a variation of the Pistol Spread offense and loves athletic quarterbacks. A team could be intrigued enough with Kaepernick’s cannon arm and 4.5 speed, however, to trade back into the end of the first round to draft him.
Kaepernick’s stock was originally in the 3rd or 4th round as he was widely viewed as a developmental type prospect. However, on the heels of a consistent pre-draft process from the Senior Bowl to his pro day, Kaepernick is now widely viewed as a second round pick that’s in the mix with the likes of Andy Dalton, Christian Ponder and Ryan Mallett.
Tags: 2011 NFL draft, Colin Kaepernick, Von Miller
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