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Kirwan: Bills take CB, QB

Posted by Chris Brown on March 28, 2011 – 1:42 pm

NFL.com’s Pat Kirwan just put together his newest two-round mock draft and he’s got Buffalo taking a cornerback followed by a quarterback.

Kirwan has Buffalo taking LSU CB Patrick Peterson third overall after he has Marcell Dareus and Da’Quan Bowers going to Carolina and Denver. Here’s his line of reasoning for the pick.

Patrick has Charles Woodson-like qualities as well as terrific return skills. With Ryan Fitzpatrick under center, the Bills can afford to wait until the second round for a quarterback. With Tom Brady in the division, the Bills need a shutdown cornerback.

Then in round two he has Buffalo taking QB Ryan Mallett. This might be the first time I’ve seen Mallett predicted for the Bills in round two. Former Arkansas and Bills QB Joe Ferguson offered this comment on Ryan Mallett to Buffalobills.com.

“Ryan Mallett has got all the talent,” Ferguson said. “He’s 6’7” and weighs about 250 and has a very strong arm. His mobility is the negative that he may have, but there have been a lot of great quarterbacks that couldn’t run around very much and played the game a long time, like Dan Marino. He’s got that caliber arm. Depending on the team he goes to if they can help him with a good running game and a good defense I think he’ll be a good quarterback.”


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