Daniel Shirey-US PRESSWIRE
ESPN's NFL Draft experts have released their latest 2013 NFL Mock Drafts. In them, the Buffalo Bills are taking a quarterback and a linebacker - so at least they've got the pressing needs right.
Mel Kiper and Todd McShay have each pumped out their latest 2013 NFL Mock Draft over at ESPN.com today, and the Buffalo Bills have some interesting picks in both scenarios.
McShay projects West Virginia quarterback Geno Smith to the Bills with the No. 8 overall pick, noting that the signal caller "is a good fit in offensive coordinator Nathaniel Hackett's version of the West Coast offense." This isn't the first time we've seen Smith to Buffalo in a mock draft, and if he doesn't light it up at the Combine in two weeks, it might not be the last time, either.
Kiper, meanwhile, gets off the beaten path a little bit in projecting Georgia junior linebacker Alec Ogletree to the Bills. The 6'3", 232-pound Ogletree is not great at taking on blockers, but can do pretty much everything else, finishing his junior season with 111 tackles, 11.5 tackles for loss, three sacks and an interception.
"Ogletree was at one time a safety, and you see those kinds of instincts when he plays, because he simply flies to the ball," Kiper writes. "He's a great pursuit player and a guy who will shoot gaps and make stops in the backfield, but that's also because he has really good instincts."
At minimum, the ESPN draft experts have nailed two of the Bills' most pressing needs entering the off-season. What does everyone make of Smith and, especially, Ogletree?