Bear with me on this. I realize hindsight is 20/20, but the lack of playing time from our first 3 picks makes this a worthwhile discussion.
Going into the 2010 Draft, many of us felt there were two big holes that the Bills needed to address - OT and QB. The NT position could use an upgrade, but most of us were in agreement that Kyle Williams is enough of a player to get the job done. When the Bills drafted Spiller, many of us were surprised because of the presence of Lynch and Jackson. I for one convinced myself that Spiller was a great pick, because electric players only come along so often. I realize we are only two games into the season, but our head coach has hit the panic button by switching QB's, so I can hit the panic button, too. In retrospect, Anthony Davis or Bryan Bulaga would have been the obvious pick for the Bills. The pocket collapses on every play, and this is a problem that every Bills fan knew was coming. Picking the BPA is a luxury that this team can't afford at this time.
Looking back at the Troup pick, I still shake my head. He seems like a high-character/high-motor guy, which I always like, but NT was not our biggest whole. As evidence from our first two games, Kyle Williams is taking the vast majority of snaps on run or pass plays. Troup may turn into a nice player, but in retrospect this was not the right pick. Claussen could have been had as your QB of the future, or Charles Brown and Vlad Ducasse were available as quality OTs.
And if Alex Carrington is not good enough to dress on Sunday, that says enough that it was a poor pick.
The front office says all of the right things, but did they really address the teams needs in the off-season? At this point I am giving them a pass at OLB due to the Schobel situation and the fact that Maybin was selected the year before.
Obviously I am frustrated, as many fans are. My point is I would rather have Claussen and Davis at this time instead of Spiller and Troup.