After a wild second round of voting, the winner is QB Jake Locker. Although only getting 13% of the vote, 33% wanted the Bills to select a QB at this round, and under the rules stated in the first round of voting, the position gets priority over the player as split votes could allow a third party to win. And while people who voted for Dalton or Ponder may not have necessarily voted for Locker, more Bills fans would like to address the franchise quarterback situation now (QB Ponder had 10% of the vote and QB Dalton had 10%). That being said, ILB Martez Wilson came in second with an impressive 28% of the votes with TE Kyle Rudolph in third with 22% of the votes. Here are the standings as of right now.
Due to the fact that the Bills need only one QB in this year's draft, future rounds for this series will not include this position. As for addressing the defensive line, I can see the Bills taking in two players here although I highly doubt that one will be taken in round 3 (if Dareus is indeed selected) and will not have this option until the later round 4 pick. As always, please feel free to comment on the possible draft options for the Bills in this round. Listed below are all capable players who could be used to addressed holes on the roster right now. Go Bills!
OT James Brewer - Indiana [6-6, 323, 5.21]
Brewer is a big tackle whose major strong suits are pass protection, picking up blitzes and moving vertically with the run. The only major drawback is that he lacks aggressiveness to push piles down field, but makes up for that by being able to keep defenders well occupied. Sat out a year with a foot injury.
OT James Carpenter - Alabama [6-4, 321, 5.22]
A big right tackle, Carpenter is an aggressive tackle who has good all around technique with blocking for the run and the pass. He can overextend himself on plays, but has been very durable. Is seen as a right tackle only.
TE Lance Kendricks - Wisconsin [6-3, 243, 4.65]
Kendricks is a stud tight end fullback variant who has been developing nicely in college over the last three years. In that span, Kendricks has made 78 catches for 1,160 yards and 8 TDs, most of those coming from an impressive senior year where he made 43 receptions for 663 yards and 5 TDs.
TE Luke Stocker - Tennessee [6-5, 268, 4.68]
A bruising all-around tight end, Stocker is the second overall ranked tight end in the draft. In four years, Stocker recorded 85 catches for 956 yards and 8 TDs, most of those stats coming in his last two years.
OLB Sam Acho - Texas [6-2, 262, 4.67]
Acho has emerged as a capable 4-3 DE in Texas but has the agility to transit to OLB. In four years, Acho recorded 136 tackles, 5 forced fumbles and 20 sacks (8 in both his junior and senior years).
ILB Greg Jones - Michigan St [6-0, 242, 4.75]
A sound inside linebacker who performs better on the field than in drills, Jones could have easily been a second rounder last year after posting 153 tackles and 9 sacks. Still, 464 tackles, 16 sacks and 3 forced fumbles over four years is pretty impressive anchoring the Spartan defense.
ILB Quan Sturdivant - North Carolina [6-1, 241, 4.63]
A physical linebacker with loads of potential, Sturdivant has good speed and is the consensus second overall inside linebacker this draft. In four years he recorded 310 tackles, 4 interceptions and 7 sacks.
CB Curtis Brown - Texas [6-0, 185, 4.51]
A sound corner, Brown switched from wide-out and recorded 105 tackles and 2 interceptions. While he is not the fastest CB, Brown's ability to read other receivers movements rank him in the top ten of this year's cornerbacks.
CB Ras-I Dowling - Virginia [6-1, 198, 4.40]
A tall elite CB, Dowling may have been a second rounder except for sustaining injuries in his senior year to limit him to just 3 games. Still, Dowling is a shut down corner through his ability to maintain man coverage recording 159 tackles and 8 interceptions in college.
SS Tyler Sash - Iowa [6-0, 211, 4.61]
A bruising safety, Sash is perhaps the top ranked strong safety in this year's class with DeAndre McDaniels. In three years, Sash recorded 216 tackles and 13 interceptions. Depending whether the Bills feel they can get Whitner to re-sign or not could impact what they do here.
Who Should the Bills Select 68th Overall?
OT James Brewer (6 votes)
OT James Carpenter (20 votes)
TE Lance Kendricks (8 votes)
TE Luke Stocker (33 votes)
OLB Sam Acho (3 votes)
ILB Greg Jones (15 votes)
ILB Quan Sturdivant (41 votes)
CB Curtis Brown (1 vote)
CB Ras-I Dowling (7 votes)
SS Tyler Sash (2 votes)
Other (do share, I care) (2 votes)
138 total votes