ESPN draft analyst Mel Kiper has submitted his three-round mock draft and has the Bills taking a pair of linebackers in the first two rounds, followed by a tight end in round three.
In round one with Newton to Carolina and Dareus to Denver, Kiper (like Todd McShay) has Von Miller to Buffalo with the following explanation.
Few have seen their stock rise as much as Miller has since the season wrapped up. The pass-rush skills were there, as was a developed ability to drop and make reads. The tape shows a guy who can do anything on the football field, and do it explosively. Miller offers immediate help at one of the top two positions of need for the Bills. They simply can’t get enough value here in drafting an offensive lineman, and Miller will impact games next year more than any rookie in the draft if you asked me today.
Kiper then has Buffalo taking Illinois ILB Martez Wilson, widely regarded as the top inside linebacker prospect in the class. In round three he has the Bills taking Wisconsin TE Lance Kendricks (someone McShay has Buffalo taking in round three as well).
Tags: 2011 NFL draft, Lance Kendricks, Martez Wilson, Von Miller
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