I do not understand! It makes no sense at all. Do fans really think a TE will be that much of a difference maker? It doesnt make sense to me to take, of all positions needed, a TE in round 1 for the Bills. I mean, look. 2 of the best TE's in football now were not even drafted that high. Jason Witten, 2003 third round, Gates, 2003 free agent.
I guess my thoughts are this. If you cant put an offensive and defensive line on the field that will where teams down, then what good is drafting a TE do for you? My theory is that if we cant keep our QB protected then it doesnt matter what WR, TE or RB on the field, we will not be able to move the ball.
How about signing a serviceable, experienced, play making defensive end in free agency and then do the following.
Round 1 - Draft BJ Raji out of Boston College to team with Stroud on the D-line and allow Kyle Williams to be a backup. This will create a dominant interior line that we need to create interior pass rush and run stuffers at the same time. Raji is a load who has the quickness like Stroud to get in the backfield. This will also free up our average ends to get to the QB.
Round 2 - Draft Rashad Johnson (Safety) out of Alabama to help our lack of play making safeties in the secondary. This guy will be good for a long time in the NFL. He's smart and an exciting play making safety.
Round 3 - Draft Eric Wood (Louisville) or Antoine Caldwell (Alabama) at center. Either of these guys will step right in as the starter in my opinion. Both durable and very talented at the center position. Something we very much lack.
If you you Bills fans still want a TE, then draft the likes of a Davon Drew (East Carolina) in maybe Round 5 or 6. He is a very good blocker who has learned to be an above average pass catching TE. He was the leading receiver on a pretty bad East Carolina team.
This is my opinion. Quite long winded to explain that a TE is NOT needed in Round 1.
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