Buffalo Bills 1st-Round Odds for the 2012 NFL Draft

Sigmund BloomNFL Draft Lead WriterApril 12, 2012

Justin Blackmon is a real possibility for the Bills at number ten.
Justin Blackmon is a real possibility for the Bills at number ten.Christian Petersen/Getty Images

The Bills showed that they are not messing around with some big DE signings in free agency. Now they need to continue that positive momentum towards catching the Jets and Patriots with something they haven't done regularly—convert a top-12 pick into a long-term Pro Bowl starter.

Who are the top candidates?


Oklahoma State WR Justin Blackmon: 20 percent

The Bills might not expect Blackmon to be there, but I do. He might be a good fit in an offense that spreads the field, giving him more room to operate after the catch. 


Iowa OT Riley Reiff: 20 percent

Reiff is a high-floor offensive tackle who gets after it, but he might not project as well at left tackle as a top-10 pick should. 


Georgia OL Cordy Glenn: 20 percent

This was my pick for Buffalo in my latest mock. Their quick-strike passing game would help ease Glenn's transition to the pros. 


Stanford OT Jonathan Martin: 20 percent

I am less and less impressed with Martin every time I watch him, but he is in the running to be the No. 2 offensive tackle off of the board. His track record with Andrew Luck may make him the pick here.


Notre Dame WR Michael Floyd: 15 percent

If none of the offensive tackles stand out and Blackmon is gone, Floyd could be the choice. His speed and large catch radius would be a nice counterpoint to Stevie Johnson.


Stanford OG David DeCastro: 4 percent

I can see DeCastro as a best player available pick here, and the possibility that he could play right tackle could be a draw for Buddy Nix.


Texas A&M QB Ryan Tannehill: 1 percent

The chances of Tannehill getting past Miami seem small. The chances of Buffalo taking a quarterback when they appear to be in chase mode for the playoffs seems even smaller. Still, the possibility of Tannehill at No. 10 is greater than zero.