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Poll: Fan Opinion Poll - 2013 draft First 3 rds. (81 member(s) have cast votes)

Round 1

  1. QB (29 votes [35.80%])

    Percentage of vote: 35.80%

  2. RB (1 votes [1.23%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.23%

  3. WR (14 votes [17.28%])

    Percentage of vote: 17.28%

  4. TE (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  5. OL (6 votes [7.41%])

    Percentage of vote: 7.41%

  6. DL (3 votes [3.70%])

    Percentage of vote: 3.70%

  7. LB (27 votes [33.33%])

    Percentage of vote: 33.33%

  8. CB/S (1 votes [1.23%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.23%

Round 2

  1. QB (34 votes [41.98%])

    Percentage of vote: 41.98%

  2. RB (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  3. WR (22 votes [27.16%])

    Percentage of vote: 27.16%

  4. TE (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  5. OL (2 votes [2.47%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.47%

  6. DL (2 votes [2.47%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.47%

  7. LB (20 votes [24.69%])

    Percentage of vote: 24.69%

  8. CB/S (1 votes [1.23%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.23%

Rd. 3

  1. QB (10 votes [12.35%])

    Percentage of vote: 12.35%

  2. RB (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  3. WR (29 votes [35.80%])

    Percentage of vote: 35.80%

  4. TE (10 votes [12.35%])

    Percentage of vote: 12.35%

  5. OL (2 votes [2.47%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.47%

  6. DL (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  7. LB (25 votes [30.86%])

    Percentage of vote: 30.86%

  8. CB/S (5 votes [6.17%])

    Percentage of vote: 6.17%

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#1 MClem06

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Posted 01 March 2013 - 08:53 AM

Thought this may be interesting to see the fan opinion on importance of position picks in the first 3 rounds.

#2 VirginiaMike

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Posted 01 March 2013 - 09:03 AM

It all depends upon who is available when we pick and who we have picked up in Free Agency, but I go in this order: QB, LB, & WR

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Posted 01 March 2013 - 09:13 AM

In answering this poll, you have to guess who will be available.  There's no LB worth taking. Assuming Smith will be gone. I went with Oline. And if they go O-line or anything else in the 1st, they must go QB later.

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Posted 01 March 2013 - 09:19 AM

I voted WR, LB, QB in that order.  I think in this draft more than nay other, we can grab impact players in the first two rounds easily, and grab our QB in round three.  Nassib, Manuel, Bray either are projects and I'm ok with that.

However, if Barkley somehow makes it into the second round I would consider a trade up for him, and I would also consider a trade back scenario at the 8th pick.  Nix has some flexibiloty here this year, IMO.


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#5 Brainiac21

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Posted 01 March 2013 - 09:23 AM

View PostJPS, on 01 March 2013 - 09:13 AM, said:

In answering this poll, you have to guess who will be available.  There's no LB worth taking. Assuming Smith will be gone. I went with Oline. And if they go O-line or anything else in the 1st, they must go QB later.
I agree with this in the first 2.  I don't like WR as high as 8, too many questions and we need a sure thing to start this regime.  And what's better for a young QB (or any QB) than a dominant O-line?

But by the 3rd, we need a receiving weapon... this team needs one almost as much as QB.  I think they will probably try and find a LB in FA, so grab a TE (or WR) in the 3rd for this new QB (Wilson or Manuel.. maybe Nassib).

Trading down is appealing to me as well, in which case, then grab a WR in the first... just not at 8.

Edited by Brainiac21, 01 March 2013 - 09:25 AM.


#6 NeverOutNick

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Posted 01 March 2013 - 09:25 AM

Right now with the way the talent is stacked up in this draft I would go DE/LB hybrid player in round 1 (unless staff really loves Geno Smith and he falls that far or one of the top 3 OTs). We need a flexible LB/DE for Pettine's scheme and my favorite player for that is Dion Jordan. I also really like Alec Ogletree (hope he's not off the board for his off field stuff). And I'd be good with Ansah (Pierre-Paul type) because of potential and to a lesser extent Mingo. I'm sure we will have our pick of 2nd Rd QBs minus Smith, Barkley and whomever the Jets take before us in the 2nd and unless we get Matt Flynn, I'm OK with drafting whomever Nix/Marrone want in the 2nd since at the very least we will have a good back up for the forseeable future. I'm not banging the table like I was last year with Russell Wilson on any of these QBs though. I really liked Tyler Wilson especially his toughness and competitiveness but his hands are incredibly small and we don't need more turnovers in Buffalo's cold weather. EJ Manuel would be interesting but I don't get the same feeling about him that I did with Cam and Wilson...Should be interesting, hope we don't screw this up

Edited by NeverOutNick, 01 March 2013 - 09:27 AM.


#7 San Jose Bills Fan

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Posted 01 March 2013 - 09:32 AM

For me it's about the individuals, not the positions.

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Posted 01 March 2013 - 09:38 AM

My dream scenario would be QB, WR, LB.   I think those 3 positions have to be addressed early.   I assume the Bills will sign LBs and a WR in FA, but that remains to be seen.    UFA will have a big impact on draft priorities.   But the position we select in each round will also be affected by what other teams do around us and what specific players are available when we pick.    I want a QB in Round 1, but if 2 or 3 are gone before we pick, then I don't necessarily want to reach just to get one.   On the other hand, if there is a run on QBs in the top 7, then we might be forced to grab the one we like so we don't miss out completely again.

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Posted 01 March 2013 - 09:43 AM

View PostBrainiac21, on 01 March 2013 - 09:23 AM, said:

I agree with this in the first 2.  I don't like WR as high as 8, too many questions and we need a sure thing to start this regime.  And what's better for a young QB (or any QB) than a dominant O-line?

But by the 3rd, we need a receiving weapon... this team needs one almost as much as QB.  I think they will probably try and find a LB in FA, so grab a TE (or WR) in the 3rd for this new QB (Wilson or Manuel.. maybe Nassib).

Trading down is appealing to me as well, in which case, then grab a WR in the first... just not at 8.
I'm not sure I agree. The Bills have at least 1 legitimate WR and invested highly in another just last year. Don't you at least have to give TJ Graham a shot before you write him off?  And if you give the new QB a solid TE, that's another weapon.  I just don't see any "must have" WRs this year and we have so many other needs.

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Posted 01 March 2013 - 09:51 AM

If we get a chance to get G Smith or Barkley & don't take it then Nix will never be welcome in Buffalo ever again.

#11 Drifter

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Posted 01 March 2013 - 09:56 AM

It looks like the top talent of the draft are on the OL and DL.  You can never have too many linemen. Take one and move on to round two.  In a best case senerio for the Bills, a team farther back falls in love with a lineman and wants to trade up for him.

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Posted 01 March 2013 - 10:04 AM

I am going to have to revisit this poll after free agency.  We have many needs I veiw as important.......but until I see what we do in free agency, I can not for sure know what our depth will look like at draft time.

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Posted 01 March 2013 - 12:00 PM

The Bills can no longer sit by and watch top rated QBs get drafted by other teams and expect to turn things around.

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Posted 01 March 2013 - 12:10 PM

I voted like this:  this year's Olinemen are the best group, so take one first.  We need a QB, so take one second.  We also need a WR but not as badly as a QB, so leave to the 3rd, WR or LB.  (There are no LBs worthy of an early pick.)

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Posted 02 March 2013 - 09:31 PM

Best value for the Bills in round 1 seems to be OL (if Geno is gone).  Assuming Geno is gone and we get Eric Fisher/Lane Johnson in round 1, I'd like to take a QB in the 2nd round...preferably EJ Manuel.  In the 3rd round I'd really like to get a TE or a WR...preferably Travis Kelce from Cincinnati or Quinton Patton from LA Tech.  Build defense the rest of the way and through FA.

Edited by Johnny Hammersticks, 02 March 2013 - 09:34 PM.


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Posted 02 March 2013 - 09:37 PM

View PostSan Jose Bills Fan, on 01 March 2013 - 09:32 AM, said:

For me it's about the individuals, not the positions.

I realize I've been contradicting myself.

The one position I am vehemently against drafting highly is guard.

Other than THAT, it's about individuals, not positions.

:)

#17 T master

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Posted 02 March 2013 - 09:51 PM

I think for my 1st round pick a lot depends on weather or not they sign Andy, if they decide to not resign him then i would heavily consider signing a 1st round O lineman like Warmack or L. Johnson .

That way if you do hat & take a QB in the second round you have a better chance of keeping them upright so they can do a better job , b/c no matter how good the QB is if he is always under pressure or on his back he's not going to do any one any good !!!

#18 reddogblitz

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Posted 03 March 2013 - 02:25 AM

B. P. A.

#19 maddenboy

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Posted 03 March 2013 - 05:02 AM

QB, LB, LB.

You have to swing for the fences for a qb.

After that, gimme some defense.  I know we dont have wrs, but lbs give me (in theory) more defensive stops and turnovers, which translates to more possessions.  I can find some Marques Colston (or stevie johnson) wrs in the later rounds, more likely than an impact lb.

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Posted 03 March 2013 - 07:46 AM

Always take the best player available.

Chance Warmack