Well since it looks like the Bills will not get rid of Nix, Gailey, and the coaching staff; our draft for 2013 would be (if I was GM):
Round 1 - Jarvis Jones - OLB - Georgia - He is a playmaker. He can rush the passer and has the skills to cover the TE’s of the AFC East. Would force Barnett to play in the box more.
Round 2 - Ryan Nassib - QB - Syracuse - He can throw all the throws and throw deep. We need that in order to keep the safeties honest. He runs K-Gun Offense at Syracuse. He can think and throw a solid deep ball, what a concept. (Buddy will want to insert Aaron Murray or Tyler Bray I really hope not).
Round 3 - Jordon Matthews - WR - Vanderbilt - Alot will ask who he is and I did too until I watched some tape and know who he is related to. He is a solid tall (6’ 3”, 205) who averaged over 100 yards a game receiving this last season. Oh yeah Jerry Rice is his cousin. A WR who will be open even though he is covered.
Round 4 - Demonte Hurst - CB - Oklahoma - You can never have enough CBs. With McGee showing his age and Williams moving to safety we will need more depth at this position.
Round 5 - Lerentee McCroy - OLB - Florida - He is a playmaker and that is what we need. He may or may not be available here. If he is it is a steal.
Round 6 - Zach Line - FB/RB - SMU - Conference USA offensive player of the year. He run, blocks, and catches the ball out of the backfield. A weapon we could use in our offense. There may be times that we actually use a FB as a lead blocker for C.J. Spiller. I also think that this pick would take touches away from Fred Jaskson who has the injury bug lately.
Round 7 - Travis Jackson - He could be a solid backup for Nassib. He also could be traded for a potential 7th round pick.
Draft FA -
Marquise Goodwin - WR - Texas - He competed in the olympics in the long jump. Has speed and talent to be solid as a 3rd - 5th WR or KR.
DJ Hayden - CB - Houston - a solid CB who makes plays but is playing at a small school.
Ryan Griffin - TE - Connecticut - Solid pass catcher who needs to bulk up to hold his own in the running game. He sounds like a poor man’s Aaron Hernadez.
Players to Sign -
Byrd - Franchise Tag
Levitre - Gets a solid top ten OG deal over 7 years
Wood - Average deal taking in consideration his injury problems
McKelvin - 4 year deal worth 12 Million
Fitzpatrick (asked to take a paycut, so I consider it a resign) Seriously thinking of 50% paycut and his is the backup from game 1
Free Agency ( in order of priority)
1. Micheal Johnson - DE - Bengals - Would be a solid starter and would make Anderson
a pass rushing specialist (what he is)
4. Andre Smith - OT - Bengals - could be a starter at RT for next season or a backup
6. Rames Barden - WR - Giants - tall receiver that when given the chance can make
7. Shaun Rogers - DT - Giants - Older player who is a solid backup and rotational player
If we could snag three of the list above we would have improved our team
Fitz or T Jax
They could be more or less gone on how well the “brain trust” can do in signing our own and bring in new talent.