With the NFL Draft less than two weeks away, the Bills held their annual pre-draft luncheon at One Bills Drive. Kelvin Fisher, the Bills director of college scouting came into the studio to give us an inside look into the draft process. With their top nine players already set, Fisher is confident they will get a guy they want in the first round but agrees there is not a pressing need at any one position.
“You take the best player that’s going to help us win and help us get to the playoffs. You never can go wrong with having too many good players. If you have too many good players, you’re going to be pretty good.”
Fisher also said the first round is important, but his main job is to complete the whole draft with a positive outcome.
“I know everyone’s focus is on the first round. My whole philosophy is that you want six good picks. Your first rounder, of course you want to be your best player because he’s taken in the first round but you still have to focus on the other five picks to put together the team you want.”
Fisher also broke down the various positions including tight end, wide receiver, offensive line, and quarterback.
We continued our look at the draft with the return of ESPN Draft Analyst Kevin Weidl. This week we took an in-depth look at the tight end position. When it comes to the Bills and their choice, he feels North Carolina product Eric Ebron would be a perfect fit, describing him as by far the top tight end in the draft.
“He’s a notch below the Jimmy Graham type. He will have his drops but not many tight ends can create the big plays that he can. You have to give and take with that. To me, Eric Ebron is a big time weapon. He’s not going to provide much in the run game but if you’re drafting him you’re using him as a weapon down the middle of the field.”
Weidl also praised the Bills second round choices over the past few years. He specifically mentioned Kiko Alonso, Robert Woods, Cordy Glenn, and Aaron Williams.
“They’ve done very well. Teams that can find starters and contributors, that’s what you want to get on day two, especially in the second round. You want to find starters in the first and second round. That’s where you can find it. If you can find three starters in every draft, that’s a successful draft.”
You will also hear a one-on-one draft discussion with NFL Network Analyst Charles Davis.
(Davis – 26:58, Fisher – 39:44, Weidl – 1:00:05)
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