In the 2008 draft, Buffalo didn't get their topped ranked DE, their top ranked WR, their top ranked TE or top ranked C. Instead, Buffalo got their top ranked DB, possibly their top rated WR (Thomas was picked ahead of Hardy), god knows what ranked DE (10th off the board), a TE (7th off the board) who must have been way down their list, and no C at all. It didn't work out to well for Buffalo last season. McKelvin came on in the end and Fine was a good blocking TE when he was healthy. Ellis and Hardy contributed almost nothing.
If mock drafts are to be believed 2 DEs will be picked 1-10 and about 4 more 12-41. No Cs will go top 10 and 1 will go 12-41. 2 LBs will go 1-10 and likely 2 more between 12-41. No TEs will go top 10 and about 2 will go 12-41.
If Buffalo goes C at #11 there's no doubt the team will have picked their top rated C and wind up with their #5-#7 ranked DE (7th off the board), or their #3 ranked TE, or #4-#5 ranked LB (5th off the board).
If Buffalo goes TE at #11 the team will get their #1 ranked TE and can get their #2 (possibly #1) ranked C in the 2nd round. If, on the other hand, OBD conspires to cause me to have a seizure by not taking a C in the first 2 rounds, they will be taking the #6 DE or #5 LB off the board.
If Buffalo goes DE at #11 they'll get the third one off the board, possibly rated higher than #3 by OBD. Their #2 rated C should be available in the 2nd, along with the 5th LB off the board and #3 TE.
If Buffalo goes LB at #11 they'll get the third LB in the draft. In the second round, Buffalo's 2nd rated C, 3rd TE off the board or 7th DE off the board are all options.
So, putting aside free agency and trades for the moment, should Buffalo take their top guy at a position (C or TE) in the first, or make the 3rd DE or LB pick at #11?