Jermaine Gresham is staying in school.... does that make things easier for Buffalo's coaching staff? Does anybody really believe the Bills (at least Jauron) would even ever take a TE in the 1st round? I never really did. Gresham only looked good on mocks because he was talented and filled a need, not because the pick actually made realistic sense to analysts. However, DEs Maybin and Everett Brown have declared for the draft... good news for Buffalo. The more quality DEs in the draft the better. Is there a DE worthy of a top 15 pick? Orakpo had the production this season, Michael Johnson and Everett Brown are physical freaks without a whole lot of production.... there may be a talented DE waiting for us in the 2nd round. Do we take the chance if a guy like Taylor Mays falls to us? If not, Gresham staying in school may have done THE FANS a huge favor because now TE in the 1st round is not an option, and it narrows the guessing game. Right now, there are only a couple of guys that I would take over our top rated DE in the 1st round (Taylor Mays, Rey Maualuga, maybe Raji or Maclin). And there's still no way I take Alex Mack in the 1st. There are too many playmakers in the top 15 to blow the pick on him. Perhaps a more intersting question is, who would you rather take if they were there in the 2nd, Alex Mack or Travis Beckum or Chase Coffman? Most will probably say Mack... but I'm still keeping my fingers crossed the Bills sign somebody to address Center.
Some more food for thought: with the exception of Aaron Schobel, the Bills scouts have been completely inept at drafting DEs. I still have hope for Chris Ellis, let's all hope he starts a good track record for the front office.