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Buffalo Bills draft picks 2013: best case scenarios

The Buffalo Bills hold just six draft picks in the 2013 NFL Draft. If they don't trade out of those spots, what are the ceilings for those players?

Al Messerschmidt
Matt Warren is Associate Director of NFL coverage for SB Nation and previously covered the Bills for Buffalo Rumblings for more than a decade.

The Buffalo Bills hold just six picks in this weekend's 2013 NFL Draft heading into tomorrow night's first round. It will be hard for them to hit on all of them, so acquiring a few more via trade might be beneficial for Buddy Nix and company. If Buffalo hits on all of their picks, this is the ceiling for each spot the Bills are scheduled to pick.

No. 8 overall: Ronnie Lott, 1981

The ten-time Pro Bowler and six-time All-Pro is in the short conversation of all-time greatest NFL players. He had an eye for interceptions (62 places him sixth all time) and was a rugged hitter. Since the joint draft began in 1967, four future Hall of Famers have been taken in this spot: Lott, Willie Roaf, Mike Munchak and Larry Csonka.

No. 41 overall: Andre Tippett, 1982

Tippet was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2008 (pictured) after five Pro Bowls and two All-Pro teams. He is the only Hall of Famer drafted at No. 41, but former single-season sack leader Mark Gastineau was also drafted there.

No. 71 overall: Donnie Abraham, 1996

No Hall of Famers were taken at this spot, and frankly none have come close. Abraham barely squeezes out Duce Staley for the top spot coming from No. 71, though Randy Starks of Tennessee (and now Miami) is making a run at the top spot. Overall, this is a pretty cursed pick.

No. 105 overall: Harry Carson, 1976

Carson is a nine-time Pro Bowler and was finally inducted into the Hall of Fame after being a six-time finalist in 2006. He started at linebacker for the New York Giants for 13 years.

No. 143 overall: Scott Fujita, 2002

The recently retired Fujita is tops for players drafted at No. 143, another spot where the competition isn't close. He played in the league for 11 years and recorded 23.5 career sacks.

No. 177 overall: Dhani Jones, 2000

The former SB Nation contributor was picked by the Giants in 2000. The Michigan product played for a decade between New York, Philadelphia and Cincinnati.