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#1 Dragonborn10

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Posted 03 March 2013 - 04:15 PM

After reading many posts, mocks, and player evaluations I am coming around to the idea that the BPA will be an offensive lineman.  Unless Millner somehow drops to #8, Warmack or one of the OT's should be our pick.  Patterson may be a one year wonder.  Jordan may be Maybin.  He may be Charles Haley.  This team needs to finish fixing the offensive line especially if Levitre leaves.  In fact if Millner makes it to #8 that would be a wonderful trade down opportunity.  I'm drinking the Kool-aid on a LT and moving Glenn to RT.  There is no WR or QB worthy of #8 including Smith and Barkely.  Maybe Jones at OLB instead but as of now I think it will be offensive line.

#2 San-O

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Posted 03 March 2013 - 05:59 PM

I would agree.  Regardless of what Levitre does, there is a need for a OT.

This is supposed to be a deep draft re: O line, so maybe the Bills could even trade down and still get an OT?

They need extra picks, and an OT, and this would address both.

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Posted 03 March 2013 - 06:13 PM

Yup.  It all starts in the trenches.  Posted Image

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Posted 03 March 2013 - 06:14 PM

If Jarvis Jones or Geno Smith drop to us, we should take one of them, no questions asked IMO.  Smith is the best QB IMO.  While waiting til next year might be a better option, I feel that Geno's upside is pretty high and can't passed on.  Jones is a monster.  Period.  He doesn't work out and has spinal problems.  It's a bit scary, I agree.  But I just love watching him play and he's better in coverage that most think.  A difference maker IMO.  Geno or Jarvis.  I just don't want to address the OL with the 8th pick this year.

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Posted 03 March 2013 - 07:31 PM

We have an OL. We have squat for QB and Lbs as all as a paper thin DB squad.

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Posted 03 March 2013 - 08:09 PM

I think CJ Spiller would be the happiest man in world if we did pick Chance Warmack. Fred Jackson would grin too.....

He would be the best player on the board regardless of need. the Bills have a history of taking the BPA.

The more I think about it the more I like it, even if Levitre stays. The best chance the Bills to win with the running game. No matter who is the QB.

I would not be mad about if we the did it.  

Glenn, Levitre, Wood, Warmack, Harrison . Somehow I don't think 3 and 1 would not be a problem :)

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Posted 03 March 2013 - 08:52 PM

I'm OK with any of the 4 OL and prolly 1 of the 2 QBs.  Milliner, Patterson and Jordan do nothing for me.

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Posted 03 March 2013 - 10:04 PM

View PostJPS, on 03 March 2013 - 08:52 PM, said:

I'm OK with any of the 4 OL and prolly 1 of the 2 QBs. Milliner, Patterson and Jordan do nothing for me.
Not to change the subject of my own thread, but Milliner looks like a legit top 10 if not top 5 pick.  6-1 DB with good speed from the SEC.  Agree on Jordan.  He has never played OLB at Oregon, never rushed from a two point stance, and does not play the run well.  He is more likely to be Maybin or Gholston than Von Miller.

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Posted 03 March 2013 - 10:18 PM

Well, NFL.com's Daniel Jeremiah's latest mock shows Lane Johnson to the Bills @ #8.

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Posted 03 March 2013 - 11:21 PM

Anyone who thinks we are NOT taking either Geno Smith or Matt Barkley in round one is off their rocker.  JMO.

GO BILLSSS!!!!

19 and 0 baby!!!!! :beer:

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Posted 03 March 2013 - 11:27 PM

View PostDadonkadonk, on 03 March 2013 - 10:04 PM, said:

Not to change the subject of my own thread, but Milliner looks like a legit top 10 if not top 5 pick.  6-1 DB with good speed from the SEC.  Agree on Jordan.  He has never played OLB at Oregon, never rushed from a two point stance, and does not play the run well.  He is more likely to be Maybin or Gholston than Von Miller.

I hear you. And I agree. But you can't commit a 1st and a 4th last year, then go right back with a 1st this year for ANOTHER CB. The holes elsewhere are just too deep.

If they DID go with Milliner, he better be the next Revis and nothing less.

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Posted 03 March 2013 - 11:28 PM

View PostGreen Lightning, on 03 March 2013 - 07:31 PM, said:

We have an OL. We have squat for QB and Lbs as all as a paper thin DB squad.

I wouldn't be so sure....did you happen to watch our RT position this season?  Not too great.  Besides, it's all about BPA in round 1.  I would say Milliner, Jones, Geno, or best OT available.  If we do lose Levitre, Warmack should be considered as well.

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Posted 03 March 2013 - 11:39 PM

The three top tackles are going to go off the board quickly.  I'm not sure Johnson makes it to pick #8.  I could see San Diego trading up to get him.

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Posted 04 March 2013 - 07:43 AM

View PostJohnny Hammersticks, on 03 March 2013 - 11:28 PM, said:



I wouldn't be so sure....did you happen to watch our RT position this season?  Not too great.  Besides, it's all about BPA in round 1.  I would say Milliner, Jones, Geno, or best OT available.  If we do lose Levitre, Warmack should be considered as well.

I get what you're saying. Truth is I couldn't concentrate on the RT play because I was distracted by the QB missing open receivers and tossing game ending picks and our D giving up 200 yds on the ground every week.

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Posted 04 March 2013 - 08:01 AM

Offense is everything - so I kind og agree with this mock pick if it plays out that Geno Smith QB West Virginia to the Cardinals & #7

http://www.nfl.com/d...jeremiah/165256


#8  Lane Johnson OT Oklahoma
Selecting Johnson would allow the Bills to slide Cordy Glenn to right tackle, where he could quickly establish himself as an annual Pro Bowler. Johnson put together one of the best O-lineman workouts I've ever seen. However, he isn't just a workout wonder; there is plenty of good tape to support his status as a top-10 pick in this draft.

#9 Jarvis Jones OLB  Georgia to the Jets
Improving the pass rush is a priority for the Jets. If Jones checks out medically, he's the most polished edge rusher in the draft. I wouldn't be shocked if the Jets decided to look at a receiver in this spot.

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Posted 04 March 2013 - 08:02 AM

I am of the opinion with the speed of the game in the NFL, a quarter of a second more time in the pocket gives more time on the follow through when throwing a pass, thus lowering missing wide open receivers, and game ending picks.  If I get a shot at one of the three top tackles, the card goes to the table.

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Posted 04 March 2013 - 09:07 AM

With 3 premier OT prospects available this year and it being such a coveted position, the Bills might actually have some trade options at #8.

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Posted 04 March 2013 - 09:24 AM

This years draft is such a cluster of middle of the road guys & no elite talent at the skill positions i just don't have a clue what i would do .

But come draft day i know there will be a bunch of pissed off Bills fans no matter who Buddy takes !!

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Posted 04 March 2013 - 09:40 AM

View PostDadonkadonk, on 03 March 2013 - 04:15 PM, said:

After reading many posts, mocks, and player evaluations I am coming around to the idea that the BPA will be an offensive lineman.  Unless Millner somehow drops to #8, Warmack or one of the OT's should be our pick.  Patterson may be a one year wonder.  Jordan may be Maybin.  He may be Charles Haley.  This team needs to finish fixing the offensive line especially if Levitre leaves.  In fact if Millner makes it to #8 that would be a wonderful trade down opportunity.  I'm drinking the Kool-aid on a LT and moving Glenn to RT.  There is no WR or QB worthy of #8 including Smith and Barkely.  Maybe Jones at OLB instead but as of now I think it will be offensive line.

I think you are right, if we go with the best player available.  There are two very exceptional left tackle prospects and Warmack who are possible all pro contenders out of the box.   Based only on immediate need I think we might get the very best linebacker available.  You are also right about Millner.  All in all we afre going to have some outstanding players to choose from at 8.  All of this leads me to believe we are not going to  do a reach for a quarterback in round one but rather grab one with our second pick.

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Posted 04 March 2013 - 10:20 AM

I say go defense all the way. Get a qb next year