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Mike Williams the most popular Bills mock pick

Posted by Chris Brown on April 27, 2017 – 4:08 pm

It’s been about four months worth of mock drafts and we’re mercifully at the end of the fake thing as the real thing starts tonight. Looking back at a very busy mock draft season, we review the most popular picks for the Bills in round one thanks to the Bills media relations research team.

As seen below Clemson WR Mike Williams was the most popular pick by far with his college teammates QB DeShaun Watson the next most popular selection.

Times Selected
Player Times Selected
WR Mike Williams 106
QB DeShaun Watson 72
S Jamal Adams 44
WR Corey Davis 39
QB Mitch Trubisky 28
CB Marshon Lattimore 25
TE OJ Howard 25
S Jabrill Peppers 23
LB Reuben Foster 16
DE Derek Barnett 16
QB DeShone Kizer 14
WR John Ross 14
FS Malik Hooker 13
OT Cam Robinson 12
OT Ryan Ramczyk 10
CB Marlon Humphrey 10
DE Solomon Thomas 7
QB Pat Mahomes 6
CB Sidney Jones 5
DT Jonathan Allen 5
LB/ DE Tim Williams 3
WR JuJu Smith-Schuster 2
DE Malik McDowell 2
CB Gareon Conley 2
CB Cordrea Tankersley 1
CB Desmond King 1
RB Leonard Fournette 1
CB Jalen “Teez” Tabor 1
QB Brad Kaaya 1
WR Cooper Kupp 1
RB Dalvin Cook 1
LB Haason Reddick 1

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Bills prompting Browns to trade up?

Posted by Chris Brown on April 19, 2017 – 3:51 pm

There has been a lot of talk the past week that the Bills have a lot of interest in North Carolina QB Mitchell Trubisky. The Browns, who are in dire need of a quarterback, but won’t take one with their top pick, reportedly have made overtures to the Jets, who have the sixth pick, to trade up from their second spot in round one at 12 to leap frog Buffalo.

That according to NFL draft site, WalterFootball.com. According to their report, sources say that the Browns and Jets are talking about a trade that would have the Browns moving up from the 12th pick to the Jets’ selection at No. 6 in order to take a quarterback with Trubisky the primary target. Here’s the rest of their report.

In order to move down, the Jets want the 33rd-overall pick (second round) and the selection at No. 108 (fourth round). Those are the first choices on the second and third days of the draft. Leading off those days of the draft, New York would have some highly coveted picks that could allow them to trade down again with a team that is desperate to land a player they didn’t think would make it to that spot.

Cleveland is trying to trade its second-round pick, No. 52 overall, and the first selection in the fifth round, No. 145. With the sixth pick, the Browns are believed to want Trubisky. Cleveland is concerned that the Jets or the Bills (at pick 10) would take Trubisky before Cleveland is on the clock at 12.

Even if Trubisky goes off the board earlier to the 49ers (2) or the Bears (3), the Browns may want to do the trade in order to land Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson before Buffalo is on the clock. 


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Kiper’s 2nd mock unchanged for Bills at 10

Posted by Chris Brown on February 15, 2017 – 11:11 am

He made this pick for the Bills in his first mock draft, and in his second mock draft, ESPN NFL draft analyst Mel Kiper Jr. again went quarterback for Buffalo’s pick at 10.

Kiper again selected Clemson QB DeShaun Watson for Buffalo at 10th overall. Here was his revised reasoning.

10. Buffalo Bills – 7-9
DeShaun Watson, QB, Clemson

This is obviously based on the idea that Tyrod Taylor would be playing somewhere else. We’ll be able to say that definitively, one way or the other, in March. If there’s a big question here, it’s whether Watson is any more ready to start in year one than a quarterback who’s currently on the roster. I think the Bills will go a different direction if they’re able to bring in a veteran QB in March.

Kiper has just two quarterbacks going in round one with North Carolina’s Mitch Trubisky going second overall to San Francisco, just like he did in Kiper’s first mock too.

 

 


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Kiper’s 1st mock has Bills taking QB at 10

Posted by Chris Brown on January 19, 2017 – 10:43 am

The quarterback position will be one of major focus this offseason for the Bills knowing there’s a decision to make on Tyrod Taylor. That decision will impact Buffalo’s direction in the draft as well. ESPN NFL draft analyst Mel Kiper Jr. issued his first mock draft and has the Bills taking a quarterback.

Kiper picked Clemson QB DeShaun Watson for Buffalo at pick 10. Here was his reasoning.

10. Buffalo Bills

DeShaun Watson, QB, Clemson

I’m a believer in franchises with new head coaches starting fresh with new quarterbacks, and it appears likely the Bills move on from Tyrod Taylor after hiring Sean McDermott. That leaves Buffalo with a huge hole and a top-10 pick to fill it. I wrote last week that I didn’t think Watson would get a post-title game draft bounce, but I’ve heard differently from people around the NFL. Though he had an up-and-down season — and threw 17 interceptions — Watson is extremely talented. He’s the second quarterback off the board in this projection, ahead of Notre Dame’s DeShone Kizer.


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