There has been a lot of negative talk because of the blls latest performances. We need something positive to talk about and nothing positive is coming out of one bills drive . So I figured it was time for a mock draft if just to give us something else to talk about besides Donald Jones and edwards. Buffalo has 9 draft picks coming upin 2012 thanks to the marshawn lych and lee evans trade. The lynch trade offer us a conditional draft pick from seattle. It is most likly going to be a 6th round draft pick. If lynch meets certain performance bench marks right now we will assume he does not meet those bench marks. The lee evans trade landed us a fourth round pick from the baltimore ravens. Right now buffalo's power rankings are around 17 and 16 so we will use that as them picking in the middle of the round except for their traded picks My selections will come after the jump. Please remember I also have to go with guys where I can find them ranked and, at this point in the season that is hard to tell.
Round 1: Robert Griffin III QB Baylor height: 6-2 weight: 220
alternate selections: Courtney Upshaw olb alabama
Robert Griffin is the arguably the best athelte at quarterback this year. Griffin has the arm to make all the throws you need of him at the nfl level. He has had great decision making skills his carear touchdowns to interception ratio is 41-11. He has great escapabilty when the pocket breaks down. He was looked at as a run first quarterback until this year. Where he has shown he would rather throw the ball after he escapes then immediatly run down the field. He does this by keeping his eyes up field until he has to run with the ball. He is also a smart person being a Six-time member of Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll and two-time Dean's List honoree. He also graduated from Baylor in December 2010 with a degree in political science three years after enrolling at Baylor. Robert Griffin is the exact type of quarterback I believe gailey would love to have. Robert would also be able to sit behind Fitzpatrick and learn and grow as a quarterback for up to three years before he has to start for the buffalo bills.
Round 2: Vinny Cury DE Marshall height: 6-2 weight: 276
alternate selection: chase minniefield cb viriginia
Every one and there mother knows buffalo needs help in the pash rush department. This years class of pass rushers leads alot to be desired as a group. In the mid second round buffalo should be glad if vinny curry is still there to be picked up. While I have not seen curry in a game myself only some highlights. He is boasted as being fast of the ball and strong at the point of attack. He is still raw and needs to be developed. He is listed as having a smalll rushing reptoire. He has alot of pontetial and could be have a great future ahead of him in buffalo. His height and weight vary from site to site so we will have to see how he measures out during the combine.
Round 3 Kendall Wright WR Baylor height:5-10 weight:190
alternate selection: Ronell Lewis olb oklahoma
Kendall makes alot of sense for the bills even if they do not pick robert griffin. Kendall adds an element to the bills passing game that we are truly missing an actual deep threat. He is not the huge wide out the bills tipically go far but good luck finding a 6 foot wide out weighing 220 with 4.4 speed epsecially in the third round. He has relaible hands and he does not slow down when changing direction. He makes is great at making moves in the open field. If we did select robert griffin we would of just reunited what was a great connection at bayor. In three years when robert griffin is ready to start kendall wright would be entering what is most wide outs break out year.
Round 4 Stephen Gilmore CB South Carolina height: 6-1 weight: 193
alterante selection: Coryell Judie cb Texas a&m
Stephen gilmore is a big corner who is good against the run. He also has big play abilty and has improved his ball hawking skills. He is big but thought to be a little slow having a projected 40 time of in the 4.5 area. He is smart which is something that can be useful in your corners. He has also been successfull at jamming his man when he is asked to.
Round 4 (lee evans trade) Coby Fleener TE Stanford height: 6-6 weight 247
Alternate selection: Ladarius Green Te La-Lafayette
Coby is a well rounded tight end which is what gailey likes to have. Coby is a good route runner and is good at working the middle of the field. He is also a good run blocker. He could be the second tight end buffalo needs to go back to a more traditional offense.
Round 5 Kyle Wilbur DE/OLB Wake Forest height 6-4 weight: 246
alternate selection: Dareus Nall DE/olb Central Florida
Kyle had 65 tackles last year with 14.5 going for a loss. He also had 6 sacks and was tied for second in the acc for forced fumbles. He needs to add some bulk but at this point in the draft that is ok and can sometimes can be expected. He is coming off a leg injury this season. Kyle is never going to be a very dominant game changing pass rusher. He should be able to develop into a good depth player who could possibly start in the future. He is a consistant player that when he bulks up could be a good consistent player for buffalo
Round 6(lynch trade): Brandon Boykin CB Georgia height: 5-10 weight: 183
alternate selection: Leonard Johnson CB Iowa
Brandon is hard to project you can find him projected in the third round all the way down to the sixth round. brandon is a smaller corner but is fast and has good hands. He returns kicks and punts and is consider a home run threat when he does. He is sometimes avoided in games to do his excellent coerage on wide recievers. He is not going to excell against the run because he is to small and is not asked to defend the run in georgia. He does do just about everything else for georgia though.
Round 6: Danny Coale WR Viriginia tech height:6-0 weight: 200
alternate selection: Antoine Mclain OG Clemson
Danny would be a good late round flyer for the bills. He has the size buffalo wants in a wide reciever but, he is also fast espescially for his size. he has a 40 time projected in the low 4.4s. He has not been the ost productive reciever but does tend to come through in clutch situations.
Round 7: Mike Ryan OT Connecticut height: 6-5 weight: 335
alternate selection: David Pickard ot Southern illinois
there is not much to this pick just a lae round flyer on an offensive linemen with good size. He is headed for the practice squad.