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Kiper’s new mock has LB to Bills

Posted by Chris Brown on February 7, 2013 – 3:40 pm

ESPN NFL draft analyst Mel Kiper has just released his second mock draft. He makes special mention that he believes trades could happen for teams like Kansas City (1st) and Arizona (7th) where they move out of the top 10 since there are no quarterbacks that fit the value there. That’s why he also doesn’t select a QB for the Bills at 8.

Kiper chose Georgia LB Alec Ogletree for Buffalo at eighth overall. Ogletree had 112 tackles, 3 sacks and an interception in 2012. Here was his analysis.

8.  Buffalo Bills (6-10)

Alec Ogletree *

COLLEGE: Georgia
AGE: 21
HT: 6-3
WT: 237
POS: LB
Analysis
: Sticking with a linebacker here, but going with the higher ceiling. The Bills really need help at interior linebacker, where Kelvin Sheppard
is merely adequate. Ogletree was at one time a safety, and you see those kinds of instincts when he plays, because he simply flies to the ball. He’s a great pursuit player and a guy who will shoot gaps and make stops in the backfield, but that’s also because he has really good instincts. A big key with Ogletree is versatility. There’s no reason he can’t work on the edge, or inside. He has the ceiling of a player who can do it all.
 
Kiper did not have a quarterback coming off the board in the entire first round.

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