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McShay’s latest mock has OT to Bills

Posted by Chris Brown on March 6, 2013 – 3:31 pm

It’s certainly a different prognostication than we’ve seen in most of the mock drafts for the Bills. ESPN NFL draft analyst Todd McShay has Buffalo taking an offensive tackle with the eighth overall pick.

McShay has Buffalo taking Central Michigan’s Eric Fisher, who some regard as the best tackle prospect in the draft, even ahead of Texas A&M’s Luke Joeckel. He had West Virginia QB Geno Smith going one spot ahead of the Bills to Arizona at seven.

Here’s what he wrote about his pick for the Bills.

8. Eric Fisher
Buffalo Bills (6-10)
COLLEGE: Central Michigan
AGE: 22
HT: 6-7
WT: 306

Analysis: Offensive tackles get bumped down a bit if Lotulelei goes No. 1, and that’s the case in this scenario. But some teams have Fisher higher than Joeckel, so Fisher could go as high as No. 1 overall.  He also could go to the Jaguars at No. 2, the Raiders at No. 3, the Eagles at No. 4, the Lions at No. 5 … well, you get the picture.

If Fisher falls to No. 8, the Bills shouldn’t think twice. He becomes the long-term answer at left tackle, and Cordy Glenn moves to right tackle after a strong rookie season.

While Fisher is my favorite offensive tackle in this draft, I think the more likely scenario would be Buffalo trading out of this spot if they don’t think USC QB Matt Barkley is a good value at eight and moving down. They’re certain to have suitors for the eighth pick knowing a lot of teams would love to have Fisher at eight.

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