The 2012 NFL draft is 30 days away and counting. Plenty of time for prospects to move up or down the draft boards based on the remaining Pro Days and based on results of personal visits they make to NFL teams.
Since the Buffalo Bills have eliminated some of their needs due to the signing of free agents Mario Williams, Mark Anderson, Kirk Morrison, Scott Chandler and Steve Johnson, the Bills now have some room to be flexible at the draft.
Instead of making a reach with the No. 10 overall pick in the first round, Bills general manager Buddy Nix may now decide to trust his draft board and select the best player available. But, if the Bills feel that all of the blue-chip prospects that were in the 2012 draft class are gone already when their turn is up, this is the first year that the Bills might actually consider trading down to accumulate an additional draft pick or two.
There are a number of different positions that Buddy Nix can go in this year, so that is what this article is designed to address. We want to cover the likely options the Bills will have over the first two days of the draft. Specifically, that is Rounds 1-3, which will be held on April 26 - April 27.
We are going to narrow our targets down to the following positions of need: wide receiver, tackle, backup quarterback, tight end, defensive end, linebacker and cornerback. In addition, we will address those top-end players that might be sitting there from the other positions that could lead to another C.J. Spiller-type of surprise selection.