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#1 Rubes

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Posted 15 January 2017 - 11:39 AM

From the Buff News today, and the analysis of Rex's defensive failure:

 

It was also interesting how much worse the Bills defense did, especially against the run, after safety Aaron Williams got injured.

 

The Bills were 4-2 when Dolphins receiver Jarvis Landry threw a high block on Williams, sending him to injured reserve with a severe neck injury for the second year in a row. The Bills’ safety carousel eventually featured eight different players at the position in 2016, even with Corey Graham on the field for 99 percent of defensive plays.

 

The Bills allowed only 17.2 points per game with Williams, but after he went down, the Bills gave up 22 consecutive points and blew a lead in an important divisional game before losing three straight. They gave up 27.5 points per game without Williams while going 3-7.

 

The Bills actually gave up fewer passing yards on average without Williams, but on fewer attempts, likely because they were so easy to run against. Once Williams went down, the Bills rushing average against skyrocketed from 103.2 yards per game to 151.1. Williams is contemplating retirement.

 

 

 

Given that, if the Bills are on the clock and both Mike Williams and the best safety in the draft are available, which do you take?

 

This is, of course, assuming that we don't add a starting WR or S in free agency, which I don't see happening.

 



#2 mob16151

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Posted 15 January 2017 - 11:41 AM

Trade back take Godwin, grab more young talent. Some nice secondary pieces this year. But the Bills need bodies.

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Posted 15 January 2017 - 11:43 AM

Is Reuben Foster still on the board? If so, I'm taking him. If not, I go Mike Williams and look at S in round 2.

#4 26CornerBlitz

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Posted 15 January 2017 - 11:44 AM

Trade back take Godwin, grab more young talent. Some nice secondary pieces this year. But the Bills need bodies.

 

Godwin is not a 1st round pick. 



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Posted 15 January 2017 - 11:47 AM

malik hooker. he'll be getting 7-8 picks a year for us. 



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Posted 15 January 2017 - 11:50 AM

Williams is who I'd want though foster is very intriguing

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Posted 15 January 2017 - 11:55 AM

From the Buff News today, and the analysis of Rex's defensive failure:

 

 

Given that, if the Bills are on the clock and both Mike Williams and the best safety in the draft are available, which do you take?

 

This is, of course, assuming that we don't add a starting WR or S in free agency, which I don't see happening.

 

 

I'd take either Jamal Adams or Hooker.



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Posted 15 January 2017 - 11:55 AM

 
Godwin is not a 1st round pick. 


I agree, I'd ideally move back to 33 via a trade or two. As much as it pains me to say it,the Patriots draft strategy is the one to follow here. Picks and plenty of them. 33 might be a bit early for Godwin as well. But dude reminds me of Boldin, so I'd pull the trigger there.

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Posted 15 January 2017 - 11:57 AM

Peppers for safety and returner



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Posted 15 January 2017 - 12:01 PM

There's a corner from Texas state he has a eye like Wesley Walker and a head like Al Toon I would draft him.

#11 Mark80

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Posted 15 January 2017 - 12:03 PM

The great news is that it looks like we'll have the chance to get a really good player at 10.  Whether it be a WR, S, or LB.  Now, if we go somewhere else (CB for example), I will be disappointed.



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Posted 15 January 2017 - 04:17 PM

Williams for sure!  No other defense in the world is so dependant on FS.  



#13 John from Hemet

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Posted 15 January 2017 - 04:18 PM

Were gonna need a qb fellas



#14 Reed83HOF

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Posted 15 January 2017 - 04:21 PM

Hooker/Adams; if they are gone then Williams...



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Posted 15 January 2017 - 04:28 PM

Williams. Sleeper pick is the Bama o tackle Robinson.
Cheaply fill a hole.

#16 Kelly the Dog

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Posted 15 January 2017 - 04:29 PM

Williams will not be there but you cannot turn him down. He's too good a player. We need a safety more but that doesn't really matter. It's a position of great need and he's as close as you can get as a can't miss player. Just below Sammy.

That said, the draft is after Free agency. So if for some reason we are able to resign Woods or get a top level WR who is a solid #2, then and only then consider the safety. Especially if AW is coming back.

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Posted 15 January 2017 - 04:42 PM

If we get a chance to get Williams - Run to the podium! Do not walk, don't slow down to wave, don't answer the phone - RUN to the podium.

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Posted 15 January 2017 - 04:50 PM

Jabrill Peppers is a future perennial all-pro in the NFL. As sure of a player as you can find in this draft. We need a safety. Makes so much sense it hurts.



#19 RyanC883

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Posted 15 January 2017 - 05:37 PM

Is Reuben Foster still on the board? If so, I'm taking him. If not, I go Mike Williams and look at S in round 2.

 

I like this approach.  I'd take M. Williams.  He is a beast.  The draft is decently deep in safety talent...you can likely grab a great one in Rd. 2 (or even 3).  



#20 mob16151

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Posted 15 January 2017 - 05:48 PM

 
I like this approach.  I'd take M. Williams.  He is a beast.  The draft is decently deep in safety talent...you can likely grab a great one in Rd. 2 (or even 3).  


This draft is also ridiculously deep in WR talent.