Ed. Note, by Brian Galliford: Our resident left-coaster, WABillsfan, takes center stage in the wee hours of the morning (east coast time) to present the seventh of nine Rumblings Authors Mocks, which you've been reading (perhaps with a bit more anxiety for the weekend each go of it) over the past five days. What does WA think the Buffalo Bills should do this coming weekend? We'll let him explain himself from here. End Note
We move Roscoe Parrish to the Titans after talks with Kansas City do not go very far, as they wanted too much in conjunction with Roscoe to get OG Brian Waters. We get the No. 130 pick from the Titans in exchange for him; the Titans need an established return man who can also help out Kerry Collins in the passing game.
We then call the Buccaneers and offer them Chris Kelsay for their seventh rounder, just trying to unload the salary he commands. The Bucs still need to add some bodies to reach the salary cap floor, so they do the deal and we get the No. 217 pick.
11, 28, 42, 75, 110, 121, 130, 147, 183, 217, 220
Top Ten (for both mocks)
1-1. Detroit Lions: Matthew Stafford, QB, Georgia
1-2. St. Louis Rams: Jason Smith, OT, Baylor
1-3. Kansas City Chiefs: B.J. Raji, DT, Boston College
1-4. Seattle Seahawks: Mark Sanchez, QB, USC
1-5. Cleveland Browns: Michael Crabtree, WR, Texas Tech
1-6. Cincinnati Bengals: Eugene Monroe, OT, Virginia
1-7. Oakland Raiders: Jeremy Maclin, WR, Missouri
1-8. Jacksonville Jaguars: Aaron Curry, LB, Wake Forest
1-9. Green Bay Packers: Everette Brown, DE, Florida State
1-10. San Francisco 49ers: Brian Orakpo, DE, Texas
Mock One: Bills Take OT Early
1-11: Andre Smith, OT, Alabama. Fat man, meet Bills fans. Now don't become the next Mike Williams.
1-28: Robert Ayers, DE, Tennessee. Either Ayers or Michael Johnson is the pick here if they are still around at this point. Clay Matthews is also a possibility, especially if the ends are gone by then.
2-42: Max Unger, G/C, Oregon. We luck into the find of the year, getting ourselves a superior swing player to start immediately at RG (since I think Brad Butler will move to LG in this situation to assist Smith at LT). He can also play C in a pinch too! Langston Walker gets to stay at RT - his normal spot - and we now have Seth McKinney, Kirk Chambers and Demetrius Bell as backups.
3-75: Jason Williams, LB, Western Illinois. Tyrone McKenzie or Marcus Freeman work here, too. McKenzie is my first choice, but I think Williams could be a fine SLB as well. I have a feeling we will not see McKenzie make it to us at this spot, though. I think we end up with Williams, who is a heady player (called all the shots on his team's D), has great sideline-to-sideline speed, can strip the ball, fill in the hole and also can play coverage. I think he might push Keith Ellison to the bench by mid-season if we get him signed and onto the practice field ASAP.
The rest of this mock, as well as a "no-OT-early" scenario, after the jump.
4-110: Cornelius Ingram, TE, Florida. We need someone better to pair up with our boy Derek Fine, and I think Ingram could be it. Yeah, he got hurt last year, and there are some concerns about his knee, but he was showing some serious pass catching ability, has the size to become a good blocker with some tutoring. Otherwise it might end up being Bear Pascoe, which would allow us to go with heavy sets of two TE and our behemoth line for Fred Jackson and Marshawn Lynch to run behind.
4-121: Lardarius Webb, CB, Nicholls State. Here we get obligatory DB pick so Dick Jauron can get that out of his system. This kid is an interesting person due to his speed (4.35), the fact he has return experience, and his 5 INT last season - three of which he returned for scores. He also ran the ball 9 times for 129 yards and caught a pass for 27, so he can do it all - our own Jack Of All Trades to help the team out. He is a player I would consider grabbing slightly early to insure Bobby April is kept happy.
4-130: The Ghost of Rob Johnson. (Ed. Note, by BG: Good ol' WA re-tooled his mock so many times that he straight up forgot he traded Roscoe Parrish. The Bills passed on the pick all the way until the close of the draft - experts continue to debate whether there was, in fact, a "Mr. Irrelevant" this year.)
5-147: Sammie Lee Hill, DT, Stillman. A very big boy, this small school prospect could be a steal when he gets some tutoring at the pro level and gets to learn from a guy like Marcus Stroud. He had 14 tackles for a loss and 4.5 sacks this past year, so he can get to the QB or RB in the backfield. A project to be sure, but one with a lot of upside for this spot.
6-183: Deon Butler, WR, Penn State. PSU's all-time leading receiver, he has shown some serious wheels recently, but is more of a Josh Reed clone in that the kid will do whatever it takes to move the chains. He has quickness, sure hands, and is tough as nails. A former walk on, this is the type of lunch pail player the Bills like to talk about drafting. We also need to fill Parrish's roster spot in the WR corps (Ed. Note by BG: maybe he didn't forget...), and he would do that.
7-217: Mesphin Forrester, S, Washington. This UW product can lay the lumber and also make plays (1 TFL, 2 INT, 2 PBU, 1 FR, 1 FF). The big issue with him is speed (4.52 in the 40) and some concern about tight hips. But hey, this is the seventh round.
7-220: Nader Abdallah, DT, Ohio State. He was known for being a very good run stopper at OSU and this allows the Bills to fill their quota of Buckeyes players to be drafted each year. Luckily it isn't a DB this time around. His line (19 TT, 3 TFL, 1 SK) isn't very impressive, but he was known for taking up two guys on a regular basis. He can pack some more weight on as his frame is large and he is still young. I see him as a practice squad guy whose job is to get bigger and stronger then contribute a year or two down the line.
Mock Two: No OT Early
1-11: Robert Ayers, DE, Tennessee. We now have Kelsay's replacement on hand, but a much more talented version.
1-20: Brandon Pettigrew, TE, Oklahoma State. We trade No. 28 to Detroit along with Nos. 110 and 130. They get shorted a bit on the trade value chart, but they'll take three picks to make it happen.
2-42: Max Unger, G/C, Oregon
3-75: Jason Williams, LB, Western Illinois
4-121: T.J. Lang, OG, Eastern Michigan. Here we get someone who can be a backup for Bell and Unger and let the former college LT duke it out with Unger for the RG spot. He never missed a game and shows good feet. He's not athletic enough to be a NFL LT, but could become a very serviceable RT in a pinch in case we lose Bell and/or Chambers to injury. He plays with a mean streak, and I think he is what the Bills are looking for - big, some athletic ability, and likes to hit people HARD.
5-147: Lardarius Webb, CB, Nicholls State
6-183: Deon Butler, WR, Penn State
7-217: Mesphin Forrester, S, Washington
7-220: Nader Abdallah, DT, Ohio State