I for one find it hard to believe a Bills team would trade one of its most important players on the team If they did not have a player on the existing team to cover that postion. Also, it should be mentioned that trading the leaugues best punt returner Roscoe Parrish without having his replacement confirms my suspitions. I will add Pittsburghs 96th pick.
Ed Bouchette's Steelers-NFL Draft chat transcript Tuesday, April 21, 2009 Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
GjSteel: Hi Ed ... what are the chances of the Steelers pulling off the trade for Roscoe Parrish of the Bills on draft day?
Ed Bouchette: I'm trying to think why the Bills would want to trade him? And, if they do, the asking price likely would be too high. On the other hand, the Steelers used a third-round pick on Willie Reid because he could return and play WR and then he could not return or play WR and was a washout. If you could get Parrish for a third, I'd do it because at least he's proven he can do it
I will go one further by saying the week outside Linebacker we covet to replace Keith Ellison may all ready be one this team. We had three players that were injured last year.
LB Alvin Bowen- a sixth rnd pick amazed us all before injuring himself in preseason.
LB Vince Hall- undrafted from Virginia Tech, was considered a top 5 LB coming out in 2006. Has since been bothered by injury.
LB John Digorgio- Started a full season when Pozluzny went down, only to be injured the very next year.
Im not sure how the bills line up next year on the Offensive line, but im sure we dont have to use one of our first picks to upgrade the line. The bills trade from a postion of strength not weekness. Hence forth my predictions for the upcoming draft.
11th-Brian Orakpo, DE, Texas . For some unknown reason his stock has been falling. We still need a player that can get multiple digit sacks in a year. Even if he only plays situational.
28th Peria Jerry, DT, Ole Miss He has the bulk and srength to play inside next to Spoud and the speed to play on the Left End.
75th Chase Coffman, TE, Missouri The Bills have all ready stated that they would take a long look at a Pass cacthing TE even if he dosnt block well. Let the "Derricks" block". Take one of the best Te's here.
96th Javon Ringer, RB, Michigan State I have said it before and I will say it again. "In this leaugue you cant have enough Defensive End and Running backs." JLK
121st Emmanuel Cook, S, South Carolina He will need some strength coaching but will do well at next level, most scouts agree.
147th Donald Washington, CB, Ohio State
183rd Sean Weatherspoon, OLB, Missouri His stock has been dropping.
220nd Drew Willy. QB Buffalo Let em fly!