Bills Video Mock v. 1 (with trade)

Here's the first version of my 2011 video mock.  Enjoy!

Bills Rounds 1,2,3,4,5,6

  • Round 1, Pick# 3 - Traded along with Pick 195, and 2012 3rd Round Selection to Arizona for Picks 5, 69, 179 and 2012 1st Round Selection
  • Arizona trades up to select Blaine Gabbert QB Missouri before the Bengals can do so at No. 4, who by the time the draft rolls around will be without the retired Carson Palmer. Buffalo is willing to trade out because Peterson, Dareus, and Miller are all still on the board. It also enables them to go all out for Luck next year, especially considering Arizona's pick will likely be a Top 10 Selection again.
  • Round 1, Pick# 5 - Patrick Peterson-CB Louisiana State
  • With the Bengals selecting WR A.J. Green, the Bills get the guy they wanted all along and picked up a 2012 1st Rounder in the process. Peterson is a lock-down corner who will completely shut down half of the field. Perhaps the best corner to come out since Charles Woodson, Peterson's physical in the run game and an amazing returner as well.
  • Round 2, Pick# 2 - Phil Taylor-NT Baylor
  • Chan Gailey and his staff coached his behemoth of a human being at the Senior Bowl and came away quite impressed. Taylor had such a good week that he may not be available at this pick. He's very stout against the run but is extremely quick-he constantly gets penetration and pushes the pocket. Nabbing Taylor would allow Kyle Williams to kick outside. There are concerns about his past, but from all accounts he kept his nose clean in Waco.
  • Round 3, Pick# 4 - Tyler Sash-SS Iowa
  • Because Donte Whitner likely to test free agency, the Bills need to add depth at the safety position. Enter Sash who had 13 INTs in his three years as a Hawkeye. While not a burner, Sash is seemingly ALWAYS around the football due to his excellent positioning. He takes great angles to the ball and once there lays the wood. Sash would compete with George Wilson (assuming he’s re-signed) for a starting role.
  • Round 3, Pick# 5 - (From Arizona) Kelvin Shepperd-ILB Louisiana State
  • Like Taylor, the Bills coaches worked with Shepperd at the Senior Bowl. He is an emotional and vocal leader who commands the defensive huddle. Shepperd isn’t the fastest guy around, however, he holds his own in coverage. Could challenge for the starting spot next to Posluszny but certainly would excel on special teams for the time being.
  • Round 4, Pick# 3 - Lawrence Guy-DE Arizona State
  • The junior Sun Devil DT projects well to 3-4 DE. He has prototypical size and can stack and shed. He also can get after the quarterback from time to time, as his eight career sacks in only three years would suggest. With Phil Taylor bumping Kyle Williams outside, Guy would provide depth, perhaps alleviating the need to keep the aging Marcus Stroud around.
  • Round 4, Pick# 25 - (From Seattle) Marcus Gilbert-OT Florida
  • Tim Tebow’s blind-side protector learned the art from his father, who protected Presidents Clinton and George W. Bush as a secret service agent. Gilbert is a better pass protector than run blocker at this point. He has very good feet and his size is an excellent asset. He might give Erik Pears a run for his money at the starting ROT spot, but at the very least would provide much needed depth.
  • Round 5, Pick# 2 - Chris Carter-OLB Fresno State
  • Not the athlete that his namesake was as a Vikings WR, but THIS Chris Carter has enough athleticism to be a situational pass rusher off the edge. The sack artist is familiar with the LB position, as he switched from LB to DE. Obviously best at pinning his ears back (19.5 career sacks) but is not a one trick pony. Could force Buffalo to cut former 1st rounder Aaron Maybin.
  • Round 6, Pick# 4 - Lee Smith-TE Marshall
  • Smith is a fantastic blocker-he’s arguably the best blocking TE in this class. He is a HUGE target who can pluck the ball out of the air too with his soft hands. Won’t run away from anyone but does have some agility and certainly the power to get yards after contact. Though Coach Gailey puts out his best playmakers, Smith would have a chance to "start," which is an indictment of how poorly the Bills TEs have played in recent years.
  • Round 6, Pick# 19 - (From Arizona through Philadelphia) Devon Torrence-CB Ohio State
  • Torrence would add quality depth behind Peterson, McGee, McKelvin, and Corner. He uses big frame to strike opponents in the run game. While not the best pure cover corner, Torrence is a decent blitzer off the edge. He’s quite the athlete, as he played baseball in the Astros organization.
  • Round 7, Pick# 3 - Traded along with Pick 3 and 2012 3rd Round Selection to Arizona for Picks 5, 69, 179 and 2012 1st Round Selection
  • See Notes under Round 1 Pick 3

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