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OT is popular mock pick for Bills

Posted by Chris Brown on February 12, 2010 – 9:06 am

Despite some pressing positional needs elsewhere (NT, QB) the mock draft prognosticators have been overwhelmingly predicting an offensive tackle being taken by the Bills with the ninth overall pick. And KFFL.com is no different.

In their mock draft they’ve got the Bills taking Iowa OT Bryan Bulaga. It should be noted that they have Okung and Anthony Davis off the board when the Bills are on the clock at nine, with Okung going to the Chiefs and Davis to the Raiders.

Either way this the third mock draft I’ve posted this week that has Buffalo taking an offensive tackle with their first pick. Take it for what it’s worth.


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Another mock OT pick for Bills

Posted by Chris Brown on February 10, 2010 – 3:33 pm

The National Football Post is the latest to release an initial mock draft, and the results aren’t much different than a lot of other mock drafts we’ve seen lately as it pertains to the Bills.

NFP’s Wes Bunting has Buffalo taking Rutgers OT Anthony Davis. Davis as most of you know is said to be long on upside being a junior eligible.

Another note is in this NFP mock they have Bradford going first overall to the Rams, who do need a QB with Bulger on the way out and they have Clausen going fourth overall to Washington. If Bradford checks out medically look for this line of thinking to gain some major steam. Some are already speculating that Bradford to the Rams at one will happen.


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Mock has OT to Bills

Posted by Chris Brown on February 10, 2010 – 12:01 pm

Corey Chavous, a former NFL safety and draft analyst for NFL Network has put his own mock draft together for 2010. And for the Bills he has them taking an offensive tackle with the ninth overall pick.

Chavous has Buffalo taking Iowa OT Bryan Bulaga. Bulaga is widely viewed as one of the most NFL ready tackles in the class while the upside is deemed higher by many for Anthony Davis and Bruce Campbell.

It should be noted in Chavous’ mock he has Russell Okung off the board at 4 to Washington, Anthony Davis off the board at 6 to Seattle, and I believe an OT is very likely for the Seahawks at 6 with Walter Jones a good bet to retire. He then has Trent Williams going 8 overall to the Raiders, which might be a little high in most eyes, but hey it’s Oakland.

So with the run on OTs happening early in Chavous’ mock, he has Buffalo taking Bulaga. I like Bulaga, provided he checks out medically (thyroid condition, shoulder injuries). He drive blocks guys 10 to 15 yards downfield at times. He also steers pass rushers wide around the pocket well. For a tall guy I think he’s pretty good at redirecting too. Whether he’s worthy of the ninth overall pick however, is up to the Bills and the Bills only.


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More mocks have QB to Bills

Posted by Chris Brown on February 8, 2010 – 10:20 am

I’m very quickly detecting a theme here with the mock drafts. The majority of them are picking a signal caller for Buffalo with the ninth pick.

More often than not it’s Notre Dame’s Jimmy Clausen as most think Oklahoma’s Sam Bradford will be taken earlier either to Washington at #4 or Cleveland at #7.

CBSSports.com’s two resident college football analysts submitted their most recent mock drafts and both have Clausen to the Bills at 9.

It’s hard to argue that Buffalo needs to shuffle the deck at QB. I’m just not convinced that QB will be the pick at 9. With a new regime in place the Bills can’t afford to miss there, and may elect to go with a more secure pick be it an OT or a DT.

Tennessee DT Dan Williams could be a worthy pick that high and would be a good fit as a 3-4 NT in Buffalo’s new defensive scheme.


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