This afternoon, I submitted the No. 10 overall pick for the Buffalo Bills in the 2012 SB Nation NFL Writers Mock Draft. You will find out who I picked this coming Thursday, March 29 at 9AM in a post at MockingTheDraft.com.
In making the pick, I reached. I mean this pick, in my opinion, was a major reach. And no, trading down was not an option.
We know who the 2012 NFL Draft's top six prospects are, and sure enough, the group of Andrew Luck, Robert Griffin III, Trent Richardson, Justin Blackmon, Matt Kalil and Morris Claiborne were all off the board by pick No. 7. I didn't even have them on my big board, which therefore only needed to be four players long to ensure I'd get one of them when my No. 10 pick rolled around.
Here's the thing, though: I considered 16 (sixteen) (sixteen!) players for this pick. Folks, one thing is abundantly clear about the Bills and this year's draft: they need to trade down. Badly. The question isn't whether they'll be willing, however; it's whether any other team will be interested.
Let's play a little game: after the jump, I've set up a poll with the names of all 16 players that I considered for the pick. Guess which of them I ended up selecting by voting for that player. I'm certain we'll see a very even poll, and a very small percentage of the community that correctly guesses who I picked. Go!
Here's your poll!
With the No. 10 overall pick in the 2012 SB Nation NFL Writers Mock Draft, the Buffalo Bills - represented by Brian Galliford - selected...
Ryan Tannehill, QB, Texas A&M (125 votes)
Michael Floyd, WR, Notre Dame (717 votes)
Kendall Wright, WR, Baylor (134 votes)
Mike Adams, OT, Ohio State (105 votes)
Cordy Glenn, OT, Georgia (135 votes)
Jonathan Martin, OT, Stanford (320 votes)
Riley Reiff, OT, Iowa (335 votes)
Quinton Coples, DE, North Carolina (62 votes)
Melvin Ingram, DE, South Carolina (25 votes)
Courtney Upshaw, DE, Alabama (117 votes)
Michael Brockers, DT, LSU (14 votes)
Fletcher Cox, DT, Mississippi State (13 votes)
Dontari Poe, DT, Memphis (29 votes)
Luke Kuechly, LB, Boston College (306 votes)
Janoris Jenkins, CB, North Alabama (113 votes)
Dre Kirkpatrick, CB, Alabama (418 votes)
2968 total votes