I seem to have struck a nerve with my opinion that Maualuga would be the best pick for the Bills at #11. Just thought I'd make a list of the other possible candidates that I think would be good for the 1st round pick (under the assumption that both Aaron Curry and Brian Orakpo are already gone), plus the other rounds. My picks in each round are *highlighted*.
#11. *Rey Maualuga LB USC*, Aaron Maybin DE Penn State, Everette Brown DE FSU, Brian Cushing OLB USC, Robert Ayers DE Tennessee, Clay Matthews OLB USC
I know the Maualuga pick is unpopular, but for me a close second is Aaron Maybin or Brian Cushing.
#10. *Alex Mack C/G Cal*, Jarron Gilbert DE San Jose State, Larry English OLB Northern Illinois, Shawn Nelson TE Southern Miss, Max Unger C/T/G Oregon, David Veikune DE Hawaii, Duke Robinson G Oklahoma, Herman Johnson G LSU, Andy Levitre G Oregon State, James Casey TE, Rice, Jared Cook TE South Carolina, Lawrence Sidbury Jr. DE Richmond
I really like Jarron Gilbert here or Larry English (He's a hybrid OLB/DE and 2-time MAC Defensive Player of the Year with 31.5 career sacks. He's 6'2" 274lbs., so definitely big enough to play the DE position in a 4-3 scheme). However, Mack is the best Center in the draft and can move over and play the Guard position since the Bills signed Hangartner.
#11. *Cornelius Ingram TE Florida*, Travis Beckum TE Wisconsin, Fili Moala DT USC, Rashad Johnson FS Alabama, Derrick Williams WR Penn State, Rashad Jennings RB Liberty
Although Ingram missed some time at Florida, he's a great receiving TE and a decent blocker.
#10 *Jamarca Sanford FS Mississippi*, Zack Follett OLB Cal, Lee Robinson OLB Alcorn State, Marcus Freeman OLB Ohio State, Gerald McRath OLB Southern Miss, Stephen McGee QB Texas A&M
Sanford is a tough guy player who hits hard and is a great wrap up tackler. Will press Ko Simpson for the starting position if drafted.
#11 *Lydon Murtha OT Nebraska*, Kyle Moore DE USC, John Phillips TE Virginia, Cameron Morrah TE Cal, Kaluka Maiava OLB USC, Cedric Peerman RB Virginia, Terrance Taylor DT Michigan, Bruce Johnson CB Miami (FL)
I only take Murtha here if the Bills don't keep Peters. If the Bills can keep Peters then I'd have to go with Cedric Peerman as a back-up for Fred Jackson while Lynch is out. Peerman could also replace Jackson down the road (he was the fastest RB at the combine).
#10. *Rulon Davis DE Cal*, Tony Fiametta FB Syracuse, Jason Phillips ILB TCU, Quinn Johnson FB LSU, Jason Cook FB Mississippi, Chris Clemons FS Clemson, Morgan Trent CB Michigan, Jahi Word-Daniels CB Georgia Tech
Waiting until the 6th round to get a DE when DE is our biggest need? Crazy, right? Rulon Davis is a bad-mutha who has put up great numbers when he has been healthy. A former Marine who plays *lights out* football. Had a nagging foot injury his senior year that limited him to seven games, but had 19 total tackles, 5.5 TFL, 4 sacks and 2 forced fumbles. A drawback is he's a 25 year old rookie because of his military service.
#11. *Arian Foster RB Tennessee*, Alex Fletcher G Stanford, Kevin Ellison SS USC, Stephen Hodge SS TCU, Louis Vasquez G Texas Tech, Roy Miller DT Texas, Brooks Foster WR North Carolina
Again, this pick hinges on the Peters situation. If the Bills get rid of Peters, then I'd end up taking Arian Foster as a back-up to Jackson while Lynch is out. But if the Bills keep Peters then I'd have to go with Louis Vasquez. Vasquez is better known for pass protection coming from Texas Tech, but was also the strongest guy at the combine and has a mean streak.