Well it was only a matter of time before the mock draft engine was fired up. Just days into the offseason the National Football Post got the endless string of mock drafts rolling. Here’s who they’ve got the Bills taking with the number 10 pick.
NFP has Buffalo taking Iowa OT Riley Reiff, a converted TE with top flight athleticism and coaching from the likes of Hawkeyes head coach Kirk Ferentz. Here’s the write up on the reasoning behind the pick.
10. Buffalo Bills: Iowa OT Riley Reiff
Reiff is an athletic tackle with good range off the edge, natural change of direction skills and has the ability to sit into his stance on contact. He needs to get stronger and fill out a bit more. However, this former tight end recruit has the type of athleticism and demeanor to mature into the kind of blind side protector the Bills are looking for.
While a pass rusher is a primary need, if one worthy of being a top 10 pick is off the board, the Bills could very well look for a definitive answer at left tackle once and for all. NFP had Alabama pass rusher Courtney Upshaw going one pick earlier to Miami. I think UNC’s Quinton Coples and South Carolina’s Melvin Ingram could both merit consideration there too.
Tags: 2012 NFL draft, Riley Reiff
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