Lets face it, Buffalo has been a disappointment for the most part of 14 years......Yes, you can say that Buffalo needs OL, or they need a S, or they could use another WR that is tall and strong and fast (who hasn't had injury issues). I am making this FanPost today to say that Buffalo needs to do one thing first of all in this years draft..........draft 2 LB's as there first 2 picks!!
You may think this is a dumb idea but not who I have in mind......Yes Buffalo local Khalil Mack, who is one of the top dominating forces in college football, broke one of Jason Babin's records and tied the other with the Bulls loss to Bowling Green.....He is Awesome and I think he will be great lined up next to The Legend of Kiko!! My other choice for the other pick for LB if they can do it, is C.J. Mosley from Alabama. I don't care how Buffalo has to do this to move up from the second round or trade a player away.....but they need to get both these LB's in the first 2 picks.....My logic is this, if Buffalo is getting younger on Offense with the Woods, Manuel and Goodwin picks, than I would like to see them have 3 Awesome LB's for atleast a 5 year span.......Having Kiko, Mosley and Mack all on the field will give Buffalo a very a fierce Defense for the future, they can play instantly as rookies and not to mention some of the other key players that are young on D will benefit with success. If they are able to draft these two men.....Buffalo will have a 3-7 year span as a Top 3 Defense in the NFL, mark my words!!
Don't get me wrong, I like Spiller for his home run ability, but only other than 1 play here and there, Spiller has been either gaining 1-2 yards per carry or even losing a yard or two for the most part the last few games......I don't think Buffalo needs a RB like that, they need a bruiser back, someone similar to lets say Frank Gore, Brandon Jacobs, Mike Alstot (in his prime) or even Ray Rice, someone not scared to fight for more yards and can run up the middle. I like Spiller as a person and he has the ability to open up a game for us, but he is not what Buffalo needs long term.......we need a younger version of Fred Jackson as a 2nd RB....Buffalo should have never traded Marshawn Lynch!!!!! So that is one option Buffalo could use as trade bait towards another 1st round pick in this draft!
People have been saying, Buffalo doesn't need Byrd's attitude, well his attitude has been what has made him the best Safety in the NFL the last 3 years!! I think if Buffalo were to draft both Mack and Mosley.....Byrd would wanna stay here on a long term deal, it would be more beneficial to him and the team for long term success!!
Chandler will probably stick around for another year or two, he has been Buffalo's best TE option for the last few years and I see him helping Moeaki and Gragg become even better, he will be phased out if Moeaki and/or Gragg can show promise. I think Lee Smith is decent but he may be the odd man out come next season. As for WR's, Yes, Stevie is expendable....I do like him as a slot WR if Woods, Graham and Goodwin can produce....I see Buffalo going a 3rd or 4th round pick on a tall, fast, strong and healthy WR in the draft, or they could find that possibly in Free Agency? I think Stevie could get us another option to draft Mack and Mosley.
I think with a couple of trades.....regarding Spiller and Johnson, Buffalo could have up to 3 first round picks, not to mention, their picks in rounds 2-7. Why not try to make the team even stronger on Defense so they can be the best in the NFL for years!! Defense WINS championships, and if they can get the right Defense on the field, Brady won't have a chance in H3LL when they play Buffalo 2 X's a year!! I think they can find the players in the later rounds of the draft to take over for the trades of Spiller and Johnson, or they could even find them in Free Agency!!
Just so you all know, this isn't a Madden post.......all three draft picks in the first could be obtained by Buffalo either by trade or shuffling their other draft picks......They could use the other (3rd) 1st round pick on O-line or TE/WR! Why trade Stevie for a 1st or early 2nd rounder if you are just gonna get a WR with that pick......SIMPLE, the rookie would cost less, not have 4 years of NFL hits/injuries, so that would work better for Buffalo!!