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McShay’s mock goes QB for Bills

Posted by Chris Brown on February 7, 2013 – 3:46 pm

ESPN NFL draft analyst Todd McShay, joined colleague Mel Kiper in posting his latest mock draft Thursday. While Kiper chose a linebacker for the Bills with the eighth overall pick, McShay went the route of quarterback.

McShay picked West Virginia’s Geno Smith for Buffalo. He was also the first quarterback off McShay’s board. Here was his analysis.

8 – Buffalo Bills – Record: 6-10
Geno Smith, QB, West Virginia
Smith has had some trouble in bad weather, which is clearly a concern for Buffalo, but he is a good fit in offensive coordinator Nathaniel Hackett’s version of the West Coast offense. When he’s on his game, Smith’s mechanics, smarts and confidence are impressive. Where he lands is perhaps the most intriguing storyline leading up to draft day, with Kansas City, Jacksonville and Philadelphia all possibilities in the top five.

Smith is the only quarterback McShay has coming off the board in the first round. For the record he has Ogletree (Kiper’s pick for Bills) going 19th overall to the Giants.


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