My draft this year is focused on getting some young Qb prospects in our system and providing the pieces around them to have early success. I feel that early confidence is huge for a Qb to develop in the NFL. Having multiple players that create mismatches is necessary to develop that confidence. I understand that we have huge holes at linebacker but I think it would be best if we waited until next offseason (or in FA this year) to fill those needs. This draft is going to set up the offense to be successful for the long term.
Round 1 - QB
I think there are four good players to choose from in the first round. I also think it is time to go get the guy we want. I don't want to take the risk and wait until the second round to see if our guy is there. For me this pick is between Barkley, Smith, Glennon, and Jones. I will support whoever the Bills think is a franchise signal caller. Feel free to insert your favorite qb but here is my pick:
Landry Jones, Qb Oklahoma 6'3" 221lbs NFL comparison: mix of Jay Cutler and Matt Cassel
4 year starter, 3 4200+ yard seasons, 2 30+ TD seasons, 3 bowl wins, 12 400+ yard games, only thrown for less than 200 yards 3 times, 3 years with 63%+ completion percentage, 40 career wins
Round 2 - WR
There is going to be a great WR there in the second round for us. Whether is it Justin Hunter, DeAndre Hopkins, Terrance Williams, Tavon Austin, or Cobi Hamilton. The guy I am hoping slides to us in the second is:
Justin Hunter, WR Tennessee 6'4" 200lbs NFL comparison: Reggie Wayne
2 7+ TD seasons, significant playing time for 3 years in SEC, great height and speed, and great body control on jump balls. 73 receptions, 1083 yards, and 9 TD this year
Round 3- WR/KR
I think this guy is going to be an amazing slot player and kick returner in the NFL
Ace Sanders, WR South Carolina 5'8" 178lbs NFL comparison: mixture of Dexter McCluster and Roscoe Parrish
3 years of significant playing time in the SEC, explosive, fast, quick, and can turn on a dime. 45 receptions, 531 yards, and 9 TDs. Also had 429 return yards and 2 TDs this year. It would just be fun to watch this guy and Spiller on the field at the same time.
Round 4 - Qb
Take your pick of Dysert or Bray. I think there is a small chance Wilson drops to this round as well.
Tyler Bray, QB Tennessee 6'6", 215lbs NFL comparison: Joe Flacco
Will drop to the fourth round because of off the field issues. If he matured and stayed for his senior season he probably would have been a first round pick. Has the best arm in the draft, an elite arm talent. Started in the SEC last season. Threw for 3612 yards and 34 TDs.
Offensive skill players
WR WR QB TE WR WR
Stevie Johnson David Nelson Landry Jones Scott Chandler Ace Sanders Justin Hunter
CJ Spiller Fred Jackson