Some of Buffalo Rumblings' most popular posts during the 2008 NFL off-season (that's a year ago today-ish) were when the authors of this highly average blog got together to share mock drafts and get discussions and debates roaring full-force. If you're new since that point, don't worry - we've got a new author as well.
What you see here is the top eleven mock draft picks of the five front-page authors of Buffalo Rumblings (and if you're wondering where Ron From NM is, gently nudge him to check his e-mail...). Those five include sireric, Kurupt, jri111, newbie MattRichWarren, and yours truly. This Top 11 mock will be used as the starting point for a running feature next week in which each author will provide their seven-round Bills mock draft. We wanted to put something like this together prior to free agency to use as a reference point once players start moving in early March.
Without further ado, here are the Top 11 picks for each author...
|DET||QB Stafford||OT Monroe||QB Stafford||OT A. Smith||OT A. Smith|
|STL||OT J. Smith||OT J. Smith||WR Crabtree||OT Monroe||OT J. Smith|
|KC||QB Sanchez||DE Orakpo||OT J. Smith||QB Stafford||QB Stafford|
|SEA||WR Crabtree||WR Crabtree||OT Monroe||WR Crabtree||WR Crabtree|
|CLE||LB Curry||CB Jenkins||LB Curry||LB Curry||LB Curry|
||OT A. Smith||OT Oher||OT Oher||DE Maybin|
|OAK||OT A. Smith||WR Maclin||WR Maclin||DE Johnson||CB Jenkins|
||OT Oher||OT A. Smith||OT J. Smith||OT Monroe|
|GB||DT Raji||LB Curry||DT Raji||DT Raji||DT Raji|
|SF||DE Brown||QB Stafford||QB Sanchez||DE Brown||QB Sanchez|
|BUF||DE Orakpo||DE Brown||DE Brown||DE Orakpo||DE Orakpo|
I'm quite confident that each author involved here will be very willing to share their rationale behind each pick. Most already have, in fact, you're just not seeing them here because it's impossible to fit giant paragraphs of rationale into each little gray cell in that handy little chart up there. Once again, this is just the beginning - from here, each author will use their Bills pick you see here as a launching point for their seven-round mock draft; you'll get one of those each day next week.
So have at it, folks. Which mock do you find most realistic? What do you think of the Bills selections, other than the very noticeable trend of each author selecting a defensive end? Care to share your own mock drafts? It's still early, but draft talk is never boring in Buffalo. Let's hear it!