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Our Mock 5.2

With the first round, fans overwhelmingly supported grabbing a QB with 40% of the vote. While this may change given that the Bills just picked up Kevin Kolb from the Cardinals, Kolb is an interim starter; the Bills will still likely grab a QB within the first two days of the draft. The QB fans will want to get if available is Geno Smith out of West Virginia with 18% of the vote. QB Matt Barkley of USC was second with 12% and CB Dee Milliner of Alabama was third with 11% of the vote. WR Cord Patterson and QB Ryan Nassib both had 10% of the vote.

Round 1. QB Geno Smith – West Virginia

Odds are great that the Bills will not grab back to back QBs, so I'll be taking this option off the table for a while. Other needs from WR, TE, OL, DL, OLB, ILB, SS, CB and FB still remain. 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!!

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BIO BLASTS:

WR Quinton Patton – Louisiana Tech [6-0, 202, 4.48]
The Bills are in need of a starter and depth at wide receiver. Patton could be a starting option having two strong seasons; in 2012 he had 104 receptions for 1,392 yards (13.4 avg) and 13 TDs, while in 2011 he recorded 78 catches for 1,202 yards (15.4 avg) and 11 TDs. Patton had a fair combine outing with a 37” vertical, 1.56’ 10 yard split and has fair 9.2” hands.

WR Terrance Williams – Baylor [6-2, 207, 4.52]
Williams has small, 8.7” hands and had a lackluster 32.5” vertical jump. Despite that though, he was very reliable with his hands and has decent speed with a 1.52’ 10 yard split. In 2012 he made 97 catches for 1,832 yards (18.9 avg) and 12 TDs. The year before he made 59 catches for 957 yards (16.2 avg) and 11 TDs.

WR Robert Woods* – USC [6-1, 200, 4.42]
Woods stock fell after a disappointing season, but rebounded with a strong pro-day. With average height, 9.3” hands, 33.5” vertical, Woods biggest attribute is his speed. In 2012 he recorded 76 catches for 846 yards (11.1 avg) and 11 TDs; in 2011 he made 111 receptions for 1,292 yards (11.6 avg) and 15 TDs.

TE Zach Ertz* – Stanford [6-5, 244, 4.62]
With Chandler injured, the Bills may need a starting tight end. Ertz emerged as a major pass threat in 2012 with 69 receptions for 898 yards (13.0 avg) and 6 TDs. In 2011 Ertz made 27 catches for 346 yards (12.8 avg) and 4 TDs. While Ertz had a decent combine with 24 reps and good speed, he had smaller arms at only 31.7”.

TE Vance McDonald – Rice [6-6, 268, 4.69]
One tight end who saw his stock soar after the combine was McDonald. He had great measurements with 10.2” hands, 34.4” arms, 1.67’ 10 yard split, and 31 reps. In 2012, he made 36 receptions for 458 yards (12.7 avg) and 2 TDs. The year before he made 44 catches for 541 yards (12.3 avg) and 5 TDs and is a better blocker than Ertz.

OL Justin Pugh* – Syracuse [6-4, 301, 5.05]
The Bills need a left guard since Levitre left. Pugh did a decent job protecting Nassib’s blindside this past season, but given that he is on the smaller side for tackles, he’ll likely shift inside. At the combine Pugh measurements came up shorter with 32.1” arms, but had fair speed with a 1.67’ 10 yard split and Marrone can use him effectively.

DE Margus Hunt – SMU [6-8, 277, 4.60]
The Bills may opt to Heading into the combines, Hunt looked more like a 3-4 DE. 38 reps on the bench press, a 1.62’ 10 yard split and a fast 40 later, Hunt seems to have the athleticism necessary to be a 3-4 OLB too. Hunt had a dynamic senior year with 31 tackles (11.5 for loss), 8 sacks and 11 hurries. The year before he made 28 tackles (7.5 for loss), 3 sacks and 4 blocked kicks.

DE Damontre Moore* – Texas A&M [6-4, 260, 4.95]
Moore was a major pass rusher, a top 10 talent, but was very slow at the combine with a 4.95’ 40 yard dash, a 1.69’ 10 yard split and just 19 bench reps. In 2012 he made 85 tackles (21.0 for loss), 12.5 sacks and 9 hurries. In 2011 he made 72 tackles (17.5 for loss), 8.5 sacks and 4 forced fumbles.

DE Alex Okafor – Texas [6-5, 263, 4.88]
Like the other two, Okafor could go in the latter first round, but given depth of pass rushers and other teams reaching for needs, can be in the second round. Okafor made 21 reps at the combine, but had a slow 40 time. In 2012 he made 61 tackles (16.5 for loss), 12.5 sacks, 9 hurries and 4 FFs. In 2011 he made 52 tackles (12.5 for loss), 6 sacks and 13 hurries.

ILB Arthur Brown – Kansas State [6-0, 236, 4.58]
The Bills have no 3 down LBs on the inside having released Nick Barnett and may look to upgrade the inside Mike or Will LB spots. Brown has gotten a lot of recognition for his speed and ability this past year, but is undersized. At his pro day, he put up a strong 40 time and 21 reps on the bench. In 2012 he notched 100 tackles (7 for loss), 4 passes broken up and 2 picks. In 2011 he made 101 tackles (9.5 for loss), 2 sacks and 2 passes defended.

ILB Khaseem Greene – Rutgers [6-1, 240, 4.61]
Greene, a converted safety has done well at linebacker. At the combine he had a good showing with 17 reps on the bench press and 1.62’ 10 yard split (and improved his 40 at his pro-day). In 2012 he made 136 tackles (12 for loss), 6 sacks, 10 hurries, 6 FFs, 5 passes defended and 2 picks. In 2011 he made 140 tackles (14 for loss), 3.5 sacks, 3 hurries & 3 FFs.

ILB Manti Te’o – Notre Dame [6-1, 243, 4.71]
Te’o has taken a lot of heat from the “fake” girlfriend controversy, but what hurt his stock was a poor showing at the combine, although he did do better at his pro-day and can bench 22 reps, and ran a 1.62’ 10 yard split. Te’o has a lot of success in the past at MLB recording 113 tackles (5.5 for loss), 4 hurries, 4 passes defended and 7 picks in 2012. The year before he made 128 tackles (13.5 for loss), 5 sacks and 4 hurries.

CB David Amerson* – North Carolina State [6-1, 201, 4.44]
Despite re-signing McKelvin, many fans still are interested with a strong rookie vying for the starting role. Amerson struggled at times this past year, but as seen at the combine, had great ability with a 38.5” vertical and a 1.52’ 10 yard split. In 2012 he made 61 tackles, 5 picks, 12 passes defended. The year before he made 59 tackles (1.5 for loss), 13 picks (including 2 pick sixes) and 5 passes defended.

CB Blidi Wreh-Wilson – Connecticut [6-1, 195, 4.53]
Wreh-Wilson is another corner worth considering given his big frame, and strong showing at the combine with a 36” vertical and a 1.53’ 10 yard split. He did well this year with 46 tackles, 1 pick and 9 passes defended in 2012. The year before he made 37 tackles (2 for loss), 2 picks and 7 passes broken up.

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