There were seven offensive linemen selected last night in the first round of the NFL draft. Five of them were tackles.
And as he gets set for Buffalo’s first two picks in the draft Friday night, Bills GM Doug Whaley says the ranks of the top offensive tackles have been depleted.
“It’s thinned out a little bit,” Whaley told the John Murphy Show late Friday afternoon. “There’s still a couple there. The next core of tackles will go pretty early in the second round, in my opinion.”
Whaley may be talking about Pittsburgh’s T.J. Clemmings and Oregon’s Jake Fisher who went undrafted in last night’s first round.
Whaley thinks there’s a potential for a run on guards during tonight’s second round of the draft. And he believes runs on positional groups usually occur around the offensive line positions.
“It’s one of those things—once one goes, everybody gets kind of nervous thinking, ‘If I wait out this round, I don’t know if I’ll be able to get him next round.’ So you have to jump and pull the trigger,” he said.
“That’s the type of position, that if you like something about the guy, you might as well go ahead and get him and work with him. If he pans out, great. If not, you get one next year.”
The entire interview with Bills GM Doug Whaley will air tonight at 7pm on The John Murphy Show.
Tags: Doug Whaley, Jake Fisher, NFL Draft, T. J. Clemmings
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