Hey guys! This is my first pass at a mock draft for the Bills in 2013. This draft I am calling the ‘Committing to Spiller Draft’ as there are a few interesting trades that shake up Buffalo’s offense. Let me know what you guys think:
Round 1, Pick 11) Taylor Lewan LT Michigan; Will be a franchise Left Tackle for a very long time. Smart, strong, healthy, a high character guy, and a leader on the feild. This move will allow Buffalo to move Cordy Glenn either to the right side a secure the o-line for the new franchise QB. Plus, there is no first round QB when the Bill’s are selecting that I truly believe to be worthy of the pick.
Round 2, Pick 41) Da’Rick Rodgers WR Tennesse Tech/ Tennesse; Nimble, fast, strong, and productive. Da’Rick might not be a model citizen but, he is first round talent and might possibly be the most talented WR in the draft. Buddy Nix talked about wanting a tall athletic WR to stretch the field with and he has found him in this selection.
Round 3, Pick 71) (Traded to Washington Redskins) Kirk Cousins QB Michigan State; 2013 will prove to be a miserable year for incoming rookie QBs. The pick might be higher than he was selected but, with the production he had in college, his on and off the field smarts, along with his pro ready size and strength this is an excellent selection. Also, when interviewed after last year’s draft Buddy Nix said that the Bills had missed their QB of choice by one pick. This was the only QB selected immediately before the Bills in the entire draft.
Round 4, Pick 110) Sean Porter LB Texas A&M; A versatile LB who can play any spot within the Bills LB corp. He has plus speed, pro-size, has historically covered SEC slot receivers, and is a tackling force within the pro-style SEC. Perfect addition to the Bills LB corp and gives Dave Wannstedt another option when covering the Patriot’s TEs.
Round 4, Pick 124) (Trade compensation from Atlanta Falcons for Fred Jackson) Le’Veon Bell RB Michigan State; With the pick gained from giving Fred Jackson a change of scenery and committing to C.J. Spiller, the Bills receive a tall (6’2”), strong, reliable, and tough RB. Most people have him coming off the board higher than this but, I am expecting his 40 time to be less than stellar so he should still be available. Perfect complement to C.J.’s running style.
Round 5, Pick 141) D.J. Swearinger SS South Carolina; Extremely versatile defender who has exceeded expectations consistently against SEC opponents. He is a tackling machine for a safety and knows how to hit. Should fall right back into rhythm with Gilmore and could assist is the possible leaving of Byrd or compete with Searcy for George Wilson’s job.
Round 6, Pick 172) Graham Pocic C Illinois; This kid is a bruiser inside, slightly large for a center (6’5” & 310lbs) but, that allows him to substitute for any of the interior o-line positions and would allow him to physically match up with all the 3-4 defensive fronts the Bills see. He is a seasoned starter and could easily quell the worries when Eric Wood eventually becomes injured again.