With the draft less than a month away, I'd like to say some things that have been on my mind regarding it. I'm sure you guys have probably seen a lot of mock drafts recently, as I have, and know that there really is no consensus Bills pick. It looks like the Bills will be drafting an offensive player in the first round, barring any trades. With that being said, lets get into some options that the Bills have:
Mike Evans, WR, Texas A&M
I'd love if the Bills picked Mike Evans. Evans is a legitimate top ten pick who has an outstanding catch radius. He doesn't drop very many passes. Sure, the argument of playing with Johnny Manziel is a valid one, but Evans is the real deal in my opinion. He sort of reminds me of Brandon Marshall. Drafting Evans gives the Bills a red zone threat to go along with great underneath route runners like Stevie Johnson and Robert Woods. They also have some speedsters in Marquise Goodwin and T.J. Graham. Evans would make the Bills receiving corps. complete. If Evans is available at nine, there aren't a lot of prospects that I would take over him. If I was Doug Whaley, I might even consider trading up to get him.
Eric Ebron, TE, North Carolina
Ebron to the Bills is becoming more and more popular as draft day nears. The first thing I thought of when I saw him play was Vernon Davis. Ebron is almost exactly the same size as Davis, comes from the same conference, and Ebron broke many of Davis' records. Some say that Ebron is more of a vertical threat than Davis is. Tight End isn't a huge need for the Bills, but you should never turn down the opportunity to add top receiving targets if you can. Ebron is the pick in my mock draft (Evans went to the Buccaneers at seven), and I would be pretty happy if the Bills added him.
Jake Matthews, OT, Texas A&M
Someone needs to help me understand the Bills "need" at Right Tackle. There's no doubting Matthews' talent, but the need is just not there. Left Tackle is secure. Why spend a top ten pick on a Right Tackle? It's not like Erik Pears played bad last year. Sure he didn't play great, but he wasn't even the weakest person on the Offensive Line. Drafting Matthews doesn't make much sense to me.
Sammy Watkins, WR, Clemson
There is a very small chance that Watkins is still on the board when the Bills are picking. If he is, the Bills should take him in a heartbeat. He's a future number one receiver who pretty much has it all.
If the Bills do decide to trade up, UB Linebacker Khalil Mack is a possibility. I'd love for the Bills to add Mack, but they would have to give up a lot to get in a position to take him. Unfortunately at this point, Mack going to the Bills seems unlikely. With the departure of Jairus Byrd, the Bills have a hole at the Safety position. Nine is too high for Calvin Pryor, but Haha Clinton-Dix is an option. But he would probably be a reach too.
The Bills will probably draft an offensive player in the first round this year, and who it is will depend on what position they value most. Personally, I'd love to see them add a target for E.J. Manuel. Whatever happens on May 8th, go Bills!