With the sixth round of voting, 32% voted for TE Colt Lyerla, despite his character flaws as the Bills sixth round pick. In second was RB Tyler Gaffney with CB Walt Aikens in third. Sadly this will be the last round of voting for Our Mock 1.0, but given the results from the Combine, we have some new player rankings to kick off a new round of mock drafts. Here’s Our Mock currently.
Round 1: DE Khalil Mack - Buffalo
Round 2: OG Cyril Richardson - Baylor
Round 3: LB Shayne Skov - Stanford
Round 4: WR Martavis Bryant - Clemson
Round 5: QB Aaron Murray - Georgia
Round 6: TE Colt Lyerla - Oregon
The Bills still could use a power HB, RT, DB depth and a Punter. In addition they could add more O-Line depth or a fullback. Below are some names for you to consider for the seventh round. I’m not planning on putting in a supplemental seventh round pick until it is confirmed for the Bills so here is the last round of voting.
I will be starting up Our Mock 2.0 at the end of the week once all of the Combine results are in. The first round will have a few changes to be wary of with some new faces and some favorites gone… (I have no idea where players will go and have worked out several top-10 mocks to gauge who could go where). In the meanwhile, let the seventh and final round of voting commence.
RB David Fluellen – Toledo [5-11, 224, 4.62]
Fluellen is a MAC grinder (and WNY native), who had 1,121 yards on 167 attempts (6.7 avg) and 10 TDs in his senior year. The Bills could do well with a big back for those troublesome third-and-short/goal-line plunges.
RB Glasco Martin – Baylor [6-1, 220, 4.60]
Martin did not enjoy as successful of a senior year as the one he had before due to injuries. Still the big back ran 120 times for 509 yards (4.2 avg) and 7 TDs in 2013.
RB Henry Josey – Missouri [5-10, 190, 4.53]
Josey is not the big back I’m in favor of; his stock would be more considered given that the Bills bread & butter may both be gone after next season. Josey is a playmaker though having 174 carries for 1,166 yards (6.7 avg) and 16 TDs this season.
FB Ryan Hewitt – Stanford [6-4, 248, 4.74]
Hewitt has been a solid run blocker for the Cardinal running game. The Bills may look for a solid blocker and special teamer to take over for Summers. Hewitt caught 9 passes for 46 yards (5.1 avg) this year, and is trying to raise his stock at the Combine right now.
FB Gator Hoskins – Marshall [6-1, 244, 4.62]
Technically Hoskins played tight end at Marshall and did very well catching 50 passes for 821 yards (16.4 avg) and 15 TDs this season. He is very undersized for that position and would be viewed as a fullback in the NFL though.
OT Parker Graham – Oklahoma St [6-7, 315, 5.33]
Either Bills fans expect Hairston to make a full recovery to takeover RT or bringing in someone, because no one has been selected yet. Graham is a dark-horse late rounder who has played all over the line, but has done well keeping up a high paced OKST offense running this year.
OT Matt Feiler – Bloomsburg [6-6, 330, 5.37]
Feiler was a bit of a surprise choice at the Combine, but the D2 product may be taken did well with the bench press. He has experience playing tackle and guard, but given his size, could be a potential right tackle project for the Bills.
OL James Stone - Tennessee [6-4, 306, 5.17]
The Bills could seek to add some depth at guard given Urbik’s past injuries and a lack of a backup center. Stone has been decent at the Combine and has benefitted from being a part of a good Volunteer O-Line.
OL Trai Turner – LSU [6-3, 310, 4.93]
Turner should have stayed for his senior year to develop better skills, but from a physical standpoint has done well at the Combine aside from needing a little more upper-body strength.
DB Aaron Colvin – Oklahoma [6-0, 181, 4.48]
Colvin could have been a day 2 pick due to his aggressiveness, but a big knee injury will keep him sidelined possibly through the start of the season. He had 55 tackles (5 for loss), 3 passes broken-up and a pick this past season. The Bills will likely bolster their secondary this off-season.
DB Phillip Gaines – Rice [6-1, 195, 4.54]
Gaines is a name to watch at the Combine given that he together a decent senior year and has some height which teams will like. In 2013 he made 36 tackles (4 for loss), 9 passes broken-up and 4 interceptions.
DB Jonathan Dowling – Western Kentucky [6-2, 198, 4.52]
Dowling intrigues me as a backup safety as he had some good moments in 2013. He finished the year with 67 tackles, 6 forced fumbles, 7 passes defended and 3 picks.
P Tom Hornsey – Memphis [6-3, 221, 4.90]
Hornsey actually beat out Van Der Kamp for the Ray Guy (Best Punter) Award this year after averaging 45.2 yards a punt on 62 punts (29 inside the 20). Moorman is getting older and less consistent sadly.
P Pat O’Donnell – Miami [6-4, 220, 4.64]
O’Donnell has also been a good punter this year, having boomed an impressive 47.3 yards per punt with 17 of 52 attempts inside the 20.