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#1 Kellyto83TD

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Posted 24 February 2013 - 09:03 AM

Now before you start screaming, stop and think. Other than QB LT may be the most important position in Football.  'But but but....we just drafted Glenn'. Yep. Move his big butt to RT, draft Johnson and you have bookend tackles for the next 12 years IF the Bills are willing to pay them and not trade them when they ask for what they are worth.

I agree QB is a need but when you talk pure value in the draft none are worth the pick.  Russel Wilson, Colin Caepernick, Andy Dalton, Good quality QB's that can get your team deep into the playoffs or to a Superbowl can be had in the 2nd round (or trade back up into the first).  

With Johnson at #8, Glenn at RT and Wood at Center we now have an OL that can keep whomever we pick upright and keep clearing holes for CJ.

Side note: As for as Levitre, I say make a fair offer and if he says no let him walk. I have never and will never be a fan of paying Guards. You can find a stud in the 3rd rounds or later. If both tackles and Center are GTG then you can plug a solid guy at Guard and him become very good to great.

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Posted 24 February 2013 - 09:07 AM

I also thought about the bills drafting Lane johnson at #8 and having cordy glenn move to RT...i also agree with you on the levitre situation offer a good deal do NOT overpay for a guard..if he walks then draft a OG in the 4th round or so...maybe Alvin bailey from georgia..

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Posted 24 February 2013 - 09:35 AM

Agree that Oline is the way to go at 8 simply because that is the most talented group, while what we really need - QB - is the least.

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Posted 24 February 2013 - 09:43 AM

OT is one position we are fairly stacked at. Glenn, Hairston, Pears, and Zebrie Sanders.

Grab an interior OL somewhere in rounds 3-5.

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Posted 24 February 2013 - 10:03 AM

If levitre moves on,left  tackle at 8 makes a ton of sense.  I would vote for fisher , then move Glenn to guard .  
That said geno smith may be there and that is a whole different kettle of fish. .

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Posted 24 February 2013 - 10:04 AM

If OL is rated at a 96 and isnt that much of a need and some other position such as OLB or WR is rated at 95 then I suspect Nix would pick position of need.  BTW none of these qb's are rated above 86 that I have seen.

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Posted 24 February 2013 - 10:09 AM

View PostDrDareustein, on 24 February 2013 - 09:43 AM, said:

OT is one position we are fairly stacked at. Glenn, Hairston, Pears, and Zebrie Sanders.

Grab an interior OL somewhere in rounds 3-5.
Pears and Hairston are turnstiles.  I'm all for the OP's plan if he's the BPA.

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Posted 24 February 2013 - 10:18 AM

Im all for Lane johnson at #8 if levitre walks and somehow tyler wilson drops to #41..(rather have levitre stay and draft barkley #8 if hes there)..but if indeed levitre does walk which it seems very likely he will I guess drafting Lane johnson at #8 and moving cordy to Guard to replace andy could be a better plan then having him moved to RT

Edited by Hotpockets28, 24 February 2013 - 10:20 AM.


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Posted 24 February 2013 - 10:44 AM

View Postjcbillsfan, on 24 February 2013 - 10:03 AM, said:

If levitre moves on,left  tackle at 8 makes a ton of sense.  I would vote for fisher , then move Glenn to guard .  
That said geno smith may be there and that is a whole different kettle of fish. .
would this be a better situation than drafting chance warmack if levitre leaves? it seemed to me that glenn showed a lot of promise last year and did not seem out of place at  tackle. all i'm asking is which combo better serves this team?

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Posted 24 February 2013 - 10:49 AM

I was thinking this too but I'd much rather have Fisher than Johnson. That left side of our line would be lethal.

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Posted 24 February 2013 - 11:02 AM

I'd be all on board for this if we are certain that he can be an immediate starter at LT.  Moving Glenn inside to LG for Levitre or RT would be good.  

My only concern with this is that I would expect them to go QB with their second pick.  With Nelson walking and them saying they need a TE.  I'm afraid that 4 of their 6 picks will be offense and defense was the worse unit on the field.

Hopefully, the will spend some money and plug the holes on defense in FA and allow the above draft strategy to work out

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Posted 24 February 2013 - 11:09 AM

I think the kid is going to be a pro bowler for someone sooner than later. He has proven himself at LT and his strength combined with Mobility is amazing.  I think we can plug this guy in at LT and let him go like Denver did Clady a few years back.

We do need upgrades at LB for sure but FA hasn't happened and we need a true #2 WR that sets himself apart and again we could address this in FA possibly.  

Personally at this point (and I say this with the caviat we have a ways to go before the draft and gotta see FA...)  I go Lane Johnson at #8 then look at moving back into the first for a QB we think could be the kid under our coach.

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Posted 24 February 2013 - 11:13 AM

We have s budding stud at LT.  We have zero Lbs, scant DB's, one receiver and a few bad QB's. Yeah, let's burn a #1 pick on what we already have. Besides,  once and for all---LT is NOT the same skill set as RT!!!!!!!!

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Posted 24 February 2013 - 11:24 AM

Are you saying Glenn can't play right tackle ?   I think he clearly had the skill set.     Fisher is being compared to joe Thomas.  Not saying the perfect  scenario but if levitre leaves and looking at the draft board it might be the best they can do.  
Fisher Glenn wood utbik pears or Hairston.    Plush a guy like sanders developing.

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Posted 24 February 2013 - 11:33 AM

Why would you waste him at right tackle? You can pick up a solid right tackle in the third round. We have the worst defense in the league. Let's get some linebackers, a quarterback and receiver before we go for a tackle.

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Posted 24 February 2013 - 11:43 AM

Lets say bills do indeed draft lane johnson at #8 move cordy to guard to replace andy if he does walk...and then draft Qb  tyler wilson at #41 and  Wr Darick Rogers at #71..also with the 4th and 5th round picks add  two LB maybe Nico johnson from alabama and chase thomas from stanford? would seem like a nice draft day I believe would file some of the holes in this team

Edited by Hotpockets28, 24 February 2013 - 11:45 AM.


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Posted 24 February 2013 - 11:47 AM

Thanks Cordy for having a good rookie season and showing that you can be our LT for the next 10 years but we're going to draft your replacement for absolutely no reason at all because we are the Buffalo Bills.

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Posted 24 February 2013 - 11:49 AM

Not only did we just draft Glenn that did a very good job but we drafted Sanders last year &(his name escapes me) but the guy from clemson that filled in for Glenn last year so we have 3 LT .


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Posted 24 February 2013 - 12:13 PM

Nix had and has his convictions on Glenn.  He drafted him as a LT,  emphatically stood up for him as being a LT in the NFL, he let Bell walk, Glenn started and did a very nice job.  Now you think he's drafting his replacement?   No need to even talk about this, it's not ever going to happen.

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Posted 24 February 2013 - 12:16 PM

View PostKellyto83TD, on 24 February 2013 - 09:03 AM, said:

Now before you start screaming, stop and think. Other than QB LT may be the most important position in Football.  'But but but....we just drafted Glenn'. Yep. Move his big butt to RT, draft Johnson and you have bookend tackles for the next 12 years IF the Bills are willing to pay them and not trade them when they ask for what they are worth.

I agree QB is a need but when you talk pure value in the draft none are worth the pick.  Russel Wilson, Colin Caepernick, Andy Dalton, Good quality QB's that can get your team deep into the playoffs or to a Superbowl can be had in the 2nd round (or trade back up into the first).  

With Johnson at #8, Glenn at RT and Wood at Center we now have an OL that can keep whomever we pick upright and keep clearing holes for CJ.

Side note: As for as Levitre, I say make a fair offer and if he says no let him walk. I have never and will never be a fan of paying Guards. You can find a stud in the 3rd rounds or later. If both tackles and Center are GTG then you can plug a solid guy at Guard and him become very good to great.

I'd be happy with Lane or Fisher





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