Our Mock 5.5

With the fourth round, Bills fans overwhelmingly supported nabbing a wide receiver. With the majority was TE Travis Kelce of Cincinnati with 26% of the vote. In second was SS Shamarko Thomas with 19% of the vote and in third was LB Sean Porter with 9% of the vote.

Round 1. QB Geno Smith – West Virginia
Round 2. LB Arthur Brown – Kansas State
Round 3. WR D’Rick Rogers – Tennessee State
Round 4. TE Travis Kelce – Cincinnati

The Bills still have a number of needs and could double up in a few areas. Other needs that could see competition for starters include LG (Levitre and Rinehart are both gone), FB, 3-4 OLB (I listed these players below as DE to indicate pass rusher ~ PU), and CB. The Bills could easily seek to add needed depth at linebacker, wide receiver (double up with these positions in the draft), safety and just maybe QB…

An asterisk (*) indicates that player is a junior and I used unofficial 40 times which are the faster recorded times. Information that I have compiled on the 14 players below has come from the following sources: Walter Football, CBS Sports, NFL Draft Scout, Buffalo Bills Draft and CFB Stats.

Go Bills!!



HB Kyle Juszczyk – Harvard [6-1, 248, 4.71]
One person the Bills had visit was FB/TE Juszczzyk. The highest touted prospect from Harvard since Fitz erupted on the scene with good showing at the senior bowl. At his pro day he had a 1.60’ 10 yd. split, 24 reps on the bench and a 37” vertical. In 2012 he caught 52 passes for 706 yards (13.6 avg) and 8 TDs, the year before he had 37 catches for 512 yards (13.8 avg) and 7 TDs.

HB Zach Line – SMU [6-1, 232, 4.65]
The Bills could also attempt to go with a power RB/FB hybrid. Line has been a productive back in college, but given his size and lack of speed, would best become a blocker. At his pro day he had a 1.60’ split, 26 reps on the bench and a 33” vertical. In 2012 he ran for 1,278 yards on 277 carries (4.6 avg) and 13 TDs while catching 33 passes for 229 yards. He rushed for 1,224 yards on 208 carries (5.9 avg) and 17 TDs the year before.

WR Tavarres King – Georgia [6-0, 189, 4.40]
The Bills could easily double at receiver as they lack depth. King is a receiver to keep in mind as he showed a lot of improvement this year and made some great catches. He has good speed with a 1.57’ split, 11 reps, 36.5” vertical and 9.5” hands measured at the combine. This year he made 42 receptions for 950 yards (22.6 avg) and 9 TDs. King made 46 catches for 677 yards (14.7 avg) and 8 TDs in 2011.

OG Garrett Gilkey – Chadron State [6-6, 318, 5.29]
Gilkey was a standout at left tackle in college who also performed well at the senior bowl. However due to his 32.6” arms, he’ll likely have to shift inside. At the combine he had a 1.76’ split and 28 reps on the bench press.

OG Hugh Thornton - Illinois [6-3, 320, 5.09]

Thornton has seen his stock on the rise about having a good combine performance. He ran a 1.74' split, had 27 reps on the bench press and has long 34.3" arms. Thornton does better run blocking than pass blocking.

OG J.C. Tretter – Cornell [6-4, 307, 5.03]
Like Gilkey, Tretter played left tackle in college, but was unable to play in the senior bowl due to a broken nose. Tretter had a good combine with a solid 40, a 1.77’ split, 29 reps on the bench and measured out with 33.4” arms.

DE Brandon Jenkins – Florida State [6-2, 251, 4.98]
Jenkins is slowly on the mend from a broken foot which accounts for his slow 40 time and 1.78’ split. He did notch 19 bench press reps and has had some good seasons in the past. In 2011 he notched 41 tackles (12 for loss), 8 sacks and 5 hurries. In 2010 he had 63 tackles (21.5 for loss), 13.5 sacks, 4 hurries and 2 FFs.

DE Devin Taylor – South Carolina [6-7, 266, 4.65]
Taylor got off to a slow start in 2012 finishing with 45 tackles (8.5 for loss), 3 sacks, 3 huries and 6 passes broken up. A year earlier he made 42 tackles (8.5 for loss), 6 sacks and 6 hurries. Taylor’s stock rose after a great East-West game and good combine where he posted a 1.60’ split, 14 reps on the bench and 35” vertical jump.

LB Zaviar Gooden – Missouri [6-1, 234, 4.46]
Gooden never played to his physical potential in college but looked good at both the combine and at the senior bowl. At the combine he had a fast 40, a 1.52’ split, 27 bench press reps and improved to a 38.5” vertical. In 2012 he made 96 tackles (4 for loss), 2.5 sacks, 3 picks and 2 passes broken up; in 2011 he notched 21 tackles (3 for loss), 1 pick and 3 passes broken up in four games.

LB Kevin Reddick – North Carolina [6-2, 243, 4.71]
Reddick got off to a slow start in the 2012 season and that inconsistency brought down his stock. He had a good 1.60’ split, 23 reps at the combine but only had a 30.5” vertical. In 2012 he recorded 85 tackles (18.5 for loss), 6.5 sacks, 6 hurries, 2 FFs and 6 passes broken up. In 2011 he made 71 tackles (6 for loss), 3 hurries and 4 passes broken up.

SS Robert Lester – Alabama [6-1, 220, 4.60]
Lester was a solid start for the Crimson Tide, but with a lackluster showing at the combine, a 1.60’ split, 7 reps and 34.5” vertical, saw his stock fall a bit. In 2012 he made 48 tackles (3.5 for loss), 1.5 sacks, 4 picks and 3 passes broken up. The year before he made 39 tackles (1.5 for loss), 2 picks and 3 passes broken up. (He had 8 picks in 2010)

SS Earl Wolff – North Carolina State [5-11, 209, 4.40]
Wolff shown during the east-west game and had a great combine with a fast 40, a 1.51’ split and a 39” vertical. Wolff needs work in pass coverage, but with his speed is great in run defense. In 2012 he had 119 tackles (4 for loss), 2 picks and 7 passes broken up; in 2011 he made 105 tackles (3 for loss), 3 FFs, 3 picks and 3 passes broken up.

CB Tyrann Mathieu* – LSU [5-9, 186, 4.46]
Mathieu was a corner lacking in height, but good instincts and a knack to grab the ball. Those instincts though didn’t translate off the field though and repeated drug use got him kicked off the LSU team. Still, he may be worth a shot if kept under good program. In 2011 he notched 76 tackles (7.5 for loss), 1.5 sacks, 3 hurries, 6 FFs, 2 picks, 9 passes broken up and scored 2 TDs on punt returns which he averaged 15.6 yards a return. At the combine he ran a decent 40, a 1.53’ split, a 34” vertical but just managed 4 reps on the bench.

CB Rod Sweeting – Georgia Tech [5-11, 189, 4.42]
Sweeting shone at the east-west game and posted good numbers at the combine with a 1.54’ split, 11 reps and a 37” vertical. In 2012 he made 58 tackles (6 for loss), 1 pick and 7 passes broken up. In 2011 he logged 56 tackles (3 for loss), 2 FFs, 3 picks and 10 passes broken up.

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