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McShay: Going OT for Bills at 9

Posted by Chris Brown on April 29, 2014 – 12:05 pm

ESPN NFL draft analyst Todd McShay has just put out his fifth mock draft and with players like Greg Robinson, Sammy Watkins, Jake Matthews and Mike Evans all off the board, he has Buffalo taking another offensive tackle at nine.

McShay, who said he’s heard more than one report of the Bills trying to trade up, has Buffalo taking OT Taylor Lewan at ninth overall. Here’s his synopsis.

No. 9 – OT Taylor Lewan, Michigan
I’ve heard from three league sources in the past week that the Bills are trying to trade up. If they do make a move, it’ll likely be to land Clowney, Robinson or Watkins. But if stuck at No. 9 in this scenario, I think it’d come down to Lewan and TE Eric Ebron, and their need to protect second-year QB EJ Manuel would be the overriding factor (the Bills allowed 48 sacks in 2013, tied for fourth most in the NFL). I don’t love the fit because both Lewan and Cordy Glenn are left tackles, but if they made this pick, they’d have to be comfortable with moving one to right tackle.

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