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The Jaeger Plan

This post is what I would do, today. I'm bored, I'm waiting for the first draft of my paper to come back with revisions, and there aren't a ton of draft prospects in the Sugar Bowl, so I'll throw this post out there and see what happens.

I go with a three-part plan: Stabilize, Fill, Build.

Part One- Stabilize. This phase is designed to minimize needs by resigning players. My list includes Scott Chandler, Bryan Scott, Demetrius Bell, Kraig Urbik, Rian Lindell, and Chad Rinehart. Chandler is the Bills best option at TE. Scott is a glue guy for the defense that fills a lot of roles. Bell and Hairston battle for the starting LT position, with the loser becoming the swing tackle. Rinehart is a solid depth lineman. Urbik is a starter, and Lindell's value is apparent to Bills fans now. I’d also pay Fitzpatrick’s bonus and keep him.

I'd spend a long time talking with Gailey about Stevie Johnson and ensure that Gailey was comfortable with Johnson returning, and then talk to Johnson about the situation. If Gailey and I both felt comfortable with the situation moving forward, I'd resign him.

Part Two- Fill. This is mainly free agency. First need is a cornerback, with Tracey Porter and Aaron Ross as the targets. I don't think Porter would leave New Orleans for Buffalo, so I'd focus on Ross. I'm a huge fan of the two tight end set, and I'd go after John Carlson. Carlson is a better in-line blocker than Chandler, and would let Chandler flex and move more. I'd also look at Robert Meachum to get speed on the outside. I might consider Anthony Spencer, but the lack of edge rushers might make it a necessity to overpay for him, and I'm not into that.

Part Three- Build. Two draft options I like:

Draft One: No trade up.

1.) Ryan Tannehill, QB Texas A&M
2.) Best edge rusher available. Possibly Chandler Jones, DE, Syracuse. Maybe Devin Taylor, DE/OLB South Carolina
3.) Tommy Streeter, WR, Miami, Fla.
4.) DeQuan Menzie, CB Alabama
4.) Cam Johnson, DE/OLB Virginia
5.) Marcel Jones, OT Nebraska
5.) Armond Armstead, DE/DT, USC
6.) Mason Cloy, C Clemson
7.) Cody Johnson, RB/FB, Texas

Draft Two: trade up 2nd and 3rd to get back into first round.

1.) Ryan Tannehill, QB Texas A&M
1.) Best edge rusher available. Whitney Mercilus, DE/OLB Illinois; I'd take a long look to see if Alabama ILB Dont'a Hightower would be a better pro outside. He reminds me a bit of Ahmad Brooks, who played ILB at Virginia but moved outside in the pros. Hightower, in limited rush attempts, beat Florida RT Xavier Nixon cleanly in their game this year.
4.) DeQuan Menzie, CB Alabama
4.) Cam Johnson, DE/OLB Virginia
5.) Marcel Jones, OT Nebraska
5.) Armond Armstead, DE/DT, USC
6.) Mason Cloy, C Clemson
7.) Cody Johnson, RB/FB, Texas

And I'd bring in Mike Martz as the offensive coordinator.

That's a joke. Flame away.

Just another great fan opinion shared on the pages of BuffaloRumblings.com.

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