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Our Mock 2 - Round 3

In the second round, Bills fans largely supported grabbing a receiving threat and that person was TE Troy Niklas (245). By one vote, TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins was in second (23%) and in third was WR Jordan Matthews (14%). Niklas is a big target and definitely could be the starting TE as Chandler is a free agent. Here’s Our Mock 2 so far.

1. OT Jake Matthews – Texas A&M

2. TE Troy Niklas – Notre Dame

With the third round of voting, I am going to add QB to the list of needs – QB, WR, OG, DE, ILB, and FS. I try to keep my list of prospects up to date and to help your decision-making, have included blurbs containing their most recent stats, Combine measurements (unofficial 40s) and general info.

THE PROSPECTS

QB Zach Mettenberger – LSU [6-5, 224, 5.18]
Some team will jump at Mettenberger’s big arm potential. He is a pure pocket passer and had been showing significant growth until a late season knee injury. In 2013 he completed 192 of 296 passes (64.9%) for 3,082 yards, 22 TDs and 8 picks.

WR Donte Moncrief – Ole Miss [6-2, 221, 4.40]
Moncrief may not have the height some people want, but he is a very physical player who could go towards the bottom of the second after a solid Combine. He posted a 4.40 flat out in the 40 and also had a 39.5" vertical. This year he caught 59 passes for 938 yards (15.9) and 6 TDs.

WR Devin Street – Pittsburgh [6-3. 198, 4.47]
For the Bills possible looking for a big #1 WR, they might scale back that need if they take a TE early-on. Street could be a late Day 2 pick after a decent senior year in which he posted 51 receptions for 854 yards (16.8 avg) and 7 TDs.

OG Dakota Dozier – Furman [6-4, 313, 5.28]
The Bills need a left guard and while 'Unga may have promise, he might not be an immediate solution. Dozier is a small school product who did very well at drills in the Combine to help elevate his stock. He did have a lackluster 23 reps on the bench though.

OG Brandon Thomas – Clemson [6-3, 317, 4.97]
Thomas is a jack of all trades lineman, but he had a solid showing at the Senior Bowl and then the Combine. He looked fast and after posting 35 bench reps, has the strength to block inside.

OG Trai Turner – LSU [6-3, 310, 4.84]
Turner had some concerns coming out of college early with his consistency, but definitely has potential given that he had a strong Combine. With 25 bench reps and a great 40 time, Turner could be a late Day 2 pick.

DE Jackson Jeffcoat – Texas [6-3, 247, 4.60]
The Bills could look to add a 4-3 DE to switch off with Jerry Hughes, who is a good rusher himself, but is not a three down defender. Jeffcoat had a great 2013 campaign with 82 tackles (19 for loss), 13 sacks, 15 hurries and 4 passes defended. He would do well to add muscle after 18 bench press reps.

DE Trevor Reilly – Utah [6-5, 245, 4.67]
Reilly has been a steady climber on the draft boards and looked good at the Combine where he posted 26 bench press reps. He made 100 tackles (16.5 for loss) and 9 sacks in 2013.

DE Marcus Smith – Louisville [6-3, 251, 4.63]
Smith has emerged as a solid pass rusher this past season with 42 tackles (18.5 for loss), 14.5 sacks, 12 hurries and 4 FFs. He also had a good showing at the Combine with a good 40 and 23 bench press reps.

LB Christian Jones – Florida St [6-3, 240, 4.60]
Kiko was good in the middle, but he could be great on the weakside, meaning the Bills could use someone else in the middle. Jones was part of a great Seminoles defense and although his stats don’t fully show it, he is a playmaker. He notched 56 tackles (8 for loss), 2 sacks and 6 hurries in 2013.

LB Yawin Smallwood – Connecticut [6-2, 246, 5.00]
Smallwood’s slow 40 time was due to an injury at the Combine, but he is a good interior LB, having made 118 tackles (9.5 for loss), 4 sacks, 2 FFs and 9 passes defended in 2013.

DB Stanley Jean-Baptiste – Nebraska [6-3, 218, 4.53]
So we may not get to see ASJ’s name fit on a jersey, but here’s another long one! With Byrd now likely gone, the Bills could draft a safety or, as with Byrd & Williams, draft a corner to cover deep. Baptiste is a ball hawk with great measurements and a 41.5" vertical. In 2013 he had 41 tackles (3 for loss), 12 passes defended and 4 picks.

DB Craig Loston – LSU [5-11, 217, 4.59]
Loston looked a bug sluggish in Indy, but otherwise, his game play and physicality should carry him by. 57 tackles (4 for loss), 3 picks and 3 passes defended.

DB Ed Reynolds – Stanford [6-1, 207, 4.57]
Reynolds has good measurements and looked good in workouts. He had 86 tackles (1 for loss), 4 passes broken-up and 1 pick in 2013.

Go Bills!

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