1. The Bills will not pass on a player of Sammy Watkins talent with the 9th pick.
Consider when they drafted C.J. Spiller, we didn't need a RB. The Bills will want to put their money in the best talent available at that spot, and I agree with them.
2. Bills will want to spend their money on a high value position
Remember not only is Sammy Watkins the most talented player on the board. he's also at a high value position. We know the Bills want to save their best picks and their big contracts for a high value position, because they have said recently that they cant pay everybody big bucks. So they'll be targeting WR/OT/DT/DE/CB with the 9th pick.
"We’re in a league that’s based on a salary cap and there are certain positions you need to develop and spend your money in other areas," -Marrone
3. Bills would love EJ to have another weapon, especially a true #1 WR
Everyone needs this season to go well and it really comes down to EJ, if he can have a productive year then everyone is off the hot seat. Since we aren't drafting a guard and we don't need a center the only other options to help EJ in the first round are OT and TE.
4. Bills wont draft a OT or TE
If we keep Scott Chandler the only pick that makes sense outside of Sammy Watkins is an elite OT that the bills feel is really special. But the bills found a special tackle in the 2nd round last year, and I think they do it again. If we don't keep Scott Chandler, then an elite TE is in the mix, but the to grab one at 9 in such a deep TE class at a low value position is highly unlikely.
Side Note:Bills should trade down and grab a linebacker, else get Watkins if available Positional Value
There's something about first round linebackers, they preform on average far superior to any other position from the first round, see the link above. But there wont be any linebackers left with enough talent for the bills to draft them at 9. C.J. Mosley and Mack would be a reach and Barr, Clowney won't be there. So we trade down for an extra second rounder.
- 1. LB
- 2. OT
- 2. TE
- 3. OG