For months, mock drafts from numerous sources had the Bills taking Riley Reiff out of Iowa with the 10th overall selection.
Reiff’s draft stock dropped a bit right before the draft due to questions of whether or not he could fit as a true NFL left tackle. He ended up falling all the way to the Detroit Lions at No. 23.
With that said, the Bills still need to address their offensive line.
Jonathan Martin, who defended the blind side of Andrew Luck at Stanford, is still on the board.
Martin is one of the best offensive tackles in the draft and certainly has no shortage of swagger. Martin, according to the St. Louis Rams Twitter feed, said before the draft that he believes he’s the best overall tackle this year. Yes, even better than the Minnesota Vikings’ No. 4 pick Matt Kalil.
If Martin believes that he was the best tackle entering the draft, he’s going to try and prove all of the teams who passed on him exactly what they missed out on.
I can see Martin coming into the NFL with a chip on shoulder after falling out of the first round.
The Bills still have a big need at left tackle despite Chris Hairston being a decent player.
If Martin falls to the Bills in the second round, Buffalo would be smart to bolster its offensive line.