OK, we have all heard the T.O. news and it definately has some repercussions on what OBD chooses to do in the draft this year. Before the T.O. bombshell, I was all for taking either Michael Crabtree or Jeremy Maclin if they fell to us. Neither seem appropriate now, but could be interesting trade bait especially if Michael Crabtree falls. I believe that their are no two distinct options for the Bills with the #11 pick. Either take Everette Brown or Brian Orakpo, or trade down. I think Maybin is incredibly overhyped, and I don't believe he can come in right away and play DE. Trading down could allow the Bills to get a guy like Brandon Pettigrew and a Tier 2 DE in the later first round. I highly doubt the Bills reach for Brandon Pettigrew at #11 especially after his combine workout. With all that said here are my picks.
Round #1 - Everette BrownDE, FSU
If Brown is still on the board, I think the Bills would be crazy to pass up on him. He is a great athlete with an arsenal of pass rushing moves. Orakpo has been moving up boards mostly because he is a workout warrior, and I honestly believe Brown is the better player even though Orakpo will go higher.
Round #2 - Duke Robinson OG, OU
Touted as one of the better OG in recent memory. This pick would fill a gaping hole at OG left by the release of Derrick Dockery. He is massive lineman and is known for his great run blocking. We all know the game of football is won at the line of scrimmage, and with these first two picks the Bills would bolster both sides of the line tremendously.
Round #3 Patrick Chung S, UO
One of the best safety prospects in this years draft. Highly underrated ballhawk type safety. He would allow whitner more freedom, and is a playmaker himself. I saw him several times at Oregon, and he is a hard hitting S who's game should instantly translate to the NFL.
Round #4 Travis Beckum TE, UW
I think the TE pool this year has a lot of Tier 2 type players. Beckum is in the mix with these tight ends, with only Brandon Pettigrew being a Tier 1 TE. I don't think its worth a 2nd or 3rd round pick on a TE that is arguably no better than a guy like Travis Beckum that you could get in this round. Chung and Robinson could start from day one, and have greater positional scarcity than a deep TE pool this year. I like that Beckum ran a good 40, has great size, and produced at a big time program that played against tough linebackers consistently.
Anything after round 4 is pure speculation and incredibly hard to predict so I leave you with these first 4, and I hope to hear some response to it.