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Draft Fallback Plan - Not a Bad Option

I’m going on record that I REALLY want Geno Smith or Matt Barkley to be available when we pick at #8. I think both of them will be franchise QBs if developed properly. And I think we have the right staff in place to make either of them a top level QB in the future. I actually think Barkley (while having a lower ceiling than Geno) can help the Bills be successful almost immediately. He’s ready to step in and be a solid QB from day one.

However, even with Alex Smith going to KC, I can’t see both of those guys getting past Jax, Oak, Phil, Clev and Ari. They all still have huge needs for a long term, franchise QB. So I am going to assume that both Geno and Barkley are gone by pick 8 and we don’t trade up for one of them. What would that leave us for draft options?

Based on everything I hear, I think we can very safely say that Joeckel, Floyd and Fisher will be off the board by the time we pick. That leaves the Bills with a choice from the following group: Milliner, Jordan, J Jones, Ansah, Mingo or Patterson. There is a strong chance that two of these guys will be selected before us, but it still leaves us with a solid group to choose from. Other than Patterson, I would be thrilled with any one of those selections. I am not thrilled with the possibility of taking another CB so early, but I can’t say the thought of having two young, stud, shut down CBs doesn’t appeal to me.

I would love to see what Pettine could do with Dion Jordan, Jarvis Jones, Ziggy Ansah or Mingo. I think any of those 4 would fit our OLB needs and be serious weapons on defense for the next 10 years. Other than Jones, they can all play that hybrid DE/OLB position and be dynamic players in our new defensive scheme.

So, while I am still going to be praying that Geno or Barkley fall to us, I can’t say that I am not extremely excited about the possibility of grabbing one of those 4 OLB, hybrid monsters for our defense. And then I’d be praying that somehow we could still get our future QB with our second pick. I don’t see a huge difference between the next group of QBs. I’d be happy with Glennon, Nassib or Wilson with our second pick.


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

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