Nix leery of run on OTs in rd. 2

Posted by Chris Brown on April 27, 2012 – 1:59 pm

Bills GM Buddy Nix is glad to see that only two offensive tackles came off the board in round one Thursday night, but he’s also wary of a possible run on offensive tackles at the top of round two where Buffalo picks ninth.

“The run starts normally when somebody picks first because some panic sets in and you’re afraid you’re not going to get one,” Nix told Buffalobills.com. “And that’s when you reach if you’re not careful. I look for that to happen pretty early today.”

The only good news with respect to the start of round two is most, including myself, expect the Rams to take a receiver with the first pick in round two, which hopefully puts off panic across the league.

As for the depth at offensive tackle, Nix believes there’s a good amount of talent remaining on the board.

“I think there’s some depth there,” he said. “I said that back in January that it was a good year for offensive tackle and I think it goes on down through the round so I think there will be some good ones there.”

Among the top tackles still on the board are Georgia’s Cordy Glenn, Stanford’s Jonathan Martin, Ohio State’s Mike Adams and Troy’s James Brown. All four made pre-draft visits to Buffalo.


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Chances good for OT at 41

Posted by Chris Brown on April 26, 2012 – 11:56 pm

Taking a look at the NFL teams ahead of Buffalo in round two, the Bills stand a good chance of seeing a worthy offensive tackle talent reach them at pick 41. Here’s why.

The Rams have a pair of choices ahead of Buffalo (33 and 39), and are likely to grab a receiver with one of them. Tackle is a possibility, but not a likelihood since they’ve heavily invested in their tackles in recent years and are moving to more of a run-oriented offense under Kurt Schottenheimer.

Indianapolis (34th) has a lot of holes so if a tackle is best on the board it’s possible, but they could go a lot of different ways.

Baltimore at 35 has offensive line needs, but they lie on the interior at center and guard.

Denver at 36 needs defensive line help on the interior and are likely to look for a DT there like Penn State’s Devon Still.

Cleveland at 37 is not going to take a tackle. A receiver is more likely.

Jacksonville at 38 has a pair of pretty good tackles that they drafted in the first and second round back-to-back in the 2009 draft.

Carolina is unlikely to take a tackle with Jordan Gross and Jeff Otah manning the edges.

With four pretty good looking tackles still on the board in Mike Adams, Jonathan Martin, Cordy Glenn and James Brown, Buffalo seems to have a good shot at getting a left tackle prospect.

 


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