The Bills took a couple of late round OTs on Saturday. Clearly, neither of them are going to challenge for the starting left tackle job. If Wang does indeed get into the starting LT conversation, well, that just says bad, bad things about Bell and Meredith.
The Spiller pick indicates to me that CHIX wants to win some games now. Perhaps Ralph Wilson made clear to Nix that Buffalo needed to hit .500 and be both competitive and exciting in every game. (It would certainly be a nice change of pace for the Bills.) Anyway, CHIX took steps towards revamping the defense and giving whomever starts at QB (Lee Evans threw a TD to Robert Royal during a Titans game I was at....though Royal didn't bother getting his feet down in bounds.) a new checkdown option.
If the idea is indeed to win now, might Buffalo call up the Ravens and inquire about Jared Gaither? It wouldn't fill the glaring need for a franchise QB but Gaither would settle the LT position. The starting QB (Parrish?) might have a second or two longer to decide on which checkdown he likes best if Gaither is in the fold. Apparently, the Bills never called Baltimore about Gaither. According to the Carroll County Times, no one else has either:
The Ravens haven't received trade offers for offensive tackle Jared Gaither, according to Harbaugh. There had been several rumors that Gaither was available for a second-round draft pick. There hasn't been anything concrete to those rumors.
However, the Ravens haven't even garnered a low-ball offer.
Harbaugh reiterated that the team doesn't want to trade Gaither, a 6-foot-9, 340-pounder whom the Ravens feel is a good, young left tackle.
I can't think of a better use for the 2011 second round draft choice than a proven LT. The biggest remaining hole in the roster (QB) would remain but then the Bills could hold an open competition for the RT position instead of handing it to an exile from Oakland. Assuming Wood returns to form the Bills would then field a halfway decent offensive line.
I'm sure Spiller would appreciate it.