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McShay has top WR going to Bills at 9

Posted by Chris Brown on February 6, 2014 – 12:36 pm

ESPN NFL draft analyst Todd McShay has the Bills taking the top wide receiver on the board at ninth overall in his latest 2014 NFL draft.

McShay has Clemson WR Sammy Watkins slipping all the way to nine where he has the Bills taking him. Here are his thoughts on the pick.

No. 9 – Buffalo Bills – WR Sammy Watkins, Clemson

Analysis: The Bills have more pressing needs than wide receiver, including offensive line (specifically guard and right tackle), tight end (if Scott Chandler is not re-signed) and safety (if Jairus Byrd is not re-signed), but pairing young and developing QB EJ Manuel with the top receiver in this year’s class might be too tempting to pass up. Watkins is a physical receiver with a big-time second gear who is very competitive when the ball is in the air. Texas A&M’s Mike Evans would also make a lot of sense, as his size would provide a good complement to the smaller, faster receivers on Buffalo’s roster.

Personally, I’d be stunned if Watkins is on the board after the first five picks. If he is on the board I don’t think the Bills could afford to pass him up. He is a dynamic game breaking talent, which is why I don’t anticipate him being on the board by pick six.


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