It's that time of the NFL offseason again: Mel Kiper and Todd McShay of ESPN.com have each released their latest 2014 NFL Mock Draft today, and we've got some Buffalo Bills projections to discuss.
In the category of exceeding unlikelihood, McShay has Clemson wide receiver Sammy Watkins falling to the Bills at the No. 9 overall pick. Watkins is an electrifying playmaker, exactly the type of go-up-and-get-it talent that the Bills need at the position, and he grew up a Bills fan. All of that means that there is a zero percent chance he actually comes a Bill, but McShay is apparently not in tune with the gods of football.
Last month, Kiper cited the Bills' need to protect EJ Manuel, both in pass protection and with a quality running game, as rationale for his mock selection of Auburn tackle Greg Robinson. This month, he's using the same rationale to project Jake Matthews of Texas A&M to the Bills, with Robinson moving all the way up to the No. 2 overall pick. The logic of mock drafts, ladies and gentlemen.
The 2014 NFL Draft begins in a little over three months, so buckle up - we've got a long way to go. Regardless of our feelings on the picks, it's hard to imagine that Manuel would object to either player landing in Buffalo.