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McShay mocks OT to Bills at 9

Posted by Chris Brown on March 6, 2014 – 11:15 am

The momentum of an offensive tackle for the Bills keep building among NFL draft prognosticators. ESPN NFL draft analyst Todd McShay is the latest to do so.

In his third mock draft he has the Bills taking offensive tackle Jake Matthews out of Texas A&M. What’s interesting is in his synopsis he opens the door to the possibility of Buffalo taking a college teammate of Matthews in WR Mike Evans.

9 Jake Matthews
Buffalo Bills (6-10)
COLLEGE: Texas A&M
AGE: 21 HT: 6-5 WT: 308 POS: OT

Analysis: Eric Ebron would be an interesting pick here, as would Mike Evans, because both guys are big-play weapons in the passing game with their size and ball skills. Both of whom would help young QB EJ Manuel. But I think in this scenario they’d go with a guy who can help protect Manuel in Matthews. He is versatile enough to play either tackle spot, and he’s a great value here as one of the top 10 and maybe one of the top five prospects in this draft.

Evans certainly raised his draft stock in the eyes of NFL draft analysts after his performance at the NFL combine. Most of them believe Evans has moved into the top half of round one as a result.


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