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Twist to Bills pick in Casserly mock

Posted by Chris Brown on March 18, 2010 – 9:00 am

Former NFL GM Charley Casserly gave his top 10 mock draft picks for the 2010 draft on NFL Network, and while there weren’t many suprises, his additional comment on Buffalo’s pick was an interesting one.

Casserly had four offensive tackles going in the top 9 with the Bills getting Trent Williams. Russell Okung (#4 – Wash.), Bryan Bulaga (#6 – Sea.) and Anthony Davis (#8 – Oak) were all off the board already in his mock.

However, when Casserly talked about Buffalo’s pick at nine and discussed Williams and the team’s need for an offensive tackle, he also threw in this comment.

“I think another possibility there is Derrick Morgan the defensive end, Chan Gailey recruited him,” said Casserly.

Casserly is not alone in thinking there’s a chance that Gailey and his staff would be partial to taking some of his former players from Georgia Tech. Morgan is the highest rated of the group and is expected to come off the board in the first 15 picks. That being said, Morgan is largely considered to be a better fit as an end in a 4-3 system than as an OLB in a 3-4.

But knowing the connection with Gailey and defensive line coach Giff Smith both being from Tech it has to be considered a possibility, perhaps even more so if Aaron Schobel chooses retirement.

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