NFL Network analyst Steve Mariucci put together a top 10 mock draft this week and has the Bills taking a pass rusher.
Mariucci has Buffalo taking UNC DE Quinton Coples. Coples is capable of playing DE in a 4-3 system as a pass rusher. Here is the former head coach’s top 10 in its entirety.
1 – Andrew Luck QB Stanford – Best player in the draft; this is a no-brainer.
2 – Matt Kalil OT USC – Sam Bradford must stay healthy if they want to win. They also will entertain trading this pick to build their team.
3 – Justin Blackmon WR Oklahoma St.- They miss Sidney Rice, and Percy Harvin’s headaches are a concern. Christian Ponder needs weapons. Another possible trade pick.
4 – Robert Griffin, III QB Baylor – The Browns have many needs, but they’ll take the best remaining QB to immediately challenge Colt McCoy.
5 – Morris Claiborne CB LSU – With Ronde Barber on the way out, the Bucs need to upgrade defense ASAP.
6 – Trent Richardson RB Alabama – May try to move up to grab QB, but Mike Shanahan is still trying to find the next Terrell Davis.
7 – Riley Reiff OT Iowa – Blaine Gabbert needs more time in the pocket.
8 – Dre Kirkpatrick CB Alabama – Cam Newton’s offense will score points, but they need more cover guys to keep scores down.
9 – Devon Still DT Penn St. – Best defensive player on the board.
10 – QUINTON COPLES DE North Carolina – Defense needs upgrades.
Tags: 2012 NFL draft, mock draft
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