10th: OG David DeCastro, Stanford
Ideally, I would've liked to move down to move down and grab an extra pick. However, regardless, my target would be DeCastro. While guard isn't an overly exciting pick for most, I'm all for adding elite-caliber linemen when I can find them. Teaming DeCastro up with LG Andy LeVitre and C Eric Wood would give the Bills a nasty interior that may be the more physical team in December for the first time in years.
41st: CB Jayron Hosley, Virginia Tech
Hosley ended up slipping a bit, but I wasn't going to take a chance at missing on him. He has the ball skills and instincts to start at the next level. He's best in zone coverage, but he has the tools to keep developing into an all-around cover corner.
69th: DT Brandon Thompson, Clemson
The team already has two formidable tackles up front, but sorely lacks depth behind them. Considering the recent injury history of the team, having either Kyle Williams or Marcell Dareus go down would significantly damper the effectiveness of the new look pass rush. In addition, can you imagine that three-headed rotation inside along with the wave of ends the team can send? The Bills would be even more fresh and even more talented at tackle. Thompson is a good player that slipped much further than he should have.
105th: CB Chase Minnifield, Virginia
I cannot believe Minnifield went undrafted. Originally projected as a second-round talent in January,he had his knee scoped in January, which has hurt his ability to work out. While all these other corners are running blazing 40's at their Pro Days and at the Combine, Minnifield could only sit back and watch. He finally guts it out and runs a plodding 4.63. Suddenly, despite his ball skills, work ethic, competitiveness and hips, most then saw him plummeting to the 4th round (Incidentally, Minnifield claims he's a 4.4 when healthy). Instead, no one even deemed him a draftable talent anymore. Even though I already took Hosley in this mock, the value is way too high to pass up. Plus, with Buffalo's new pass rush looking very good on paper, I envision Minnifield and Hosley jumping many routes. I'd walk away feeling like I just added two starting-caliber corners.
124th: WR Juron Criner, Arizona
Criner's a good route runner that uses his body well to box out defenders. His problem is that he'll have the occasional concentration lapse and drop some easy ones over the course of the season. He still rakes in some highlight-reel catches, though.
144th: S Tramain Thomas, Arkansas
One of the more underrated players in the draft process, Thomas was projected to go anywhere from the fourth round on. Thomas flies around the secondary with reckless abandon. He has good ball skills and the anticipation to get to the football. I think he's a sleeper.
147th: LB Emmanuel Acho, Texas
Acho doesn't do anything great, but a lot of things pretty well. He could've played Sam for the Bills.
178th: LB Vontaze Burfict, Arizona State
I know, I know, but for some reason, I feel this kid can be saved by the right coach. His off-field issues and decision-making is frustrating, but he does have some talent and isn't the type of person people think he is. In the sixth round, I wanted to take a shot on him.
251st: RB Chris Polk, Washington
Injuries or not, at the 251st pick, I'm not taking a chance he gets a better offer from someone else once the draft ends. Polk is a talented back, but has a lot of wear on his tires, carrying the rock 799 times as a Husky. He's also had a few different surgeries. Given his physical running style, those two factors will likely significantly shorten his career. However, with players from obscure schools flying off the boards around this pick, Polk provides great value. He'd provide very good depth at the position.
1. OT Levy Adcock, Oklahoma State
I'd obviously love to add a left tackle somewhere in the draft. With the exception of Kalil, though, all of the other players are question marks that need work. Therefore, I don't want to manufacture a tackle by taking one for the sake of it. Adcock, however, could be a surprising player. I think he's more likely to provide depth at right tackle, but he may be able to get by as a starter in a scheme like Buffalo's. Incidentally, I'd be on the phone with Marcus McNeill right now to bring him in.
2. WR Eric Page, Toledo
He doesn't have very good measurables, but he's been consistently productive in college. He is surprisingly quick in the open field, catches passes away from his frame, and strong enough to run through tackles despite his smaller size. He's also willing to go over the middle and take a hit. Page has the look of a good slot man in the NFL.
3. CB Coryell Judie, Texas A&M
He's a kid with ball skills and the ability to play the ball well in the air. He also adds return value. He's dealt with injuries and I've picked up too many of the same style of corner at this point, but he was too high on the board to not give a look to in training camp.
4. DT Willie McGinnis, Rhode Island
McGinnis has the physical tools to be a starter. He has to prove he can overcome his level of competition, but he could end up a steal.
5. DB Robert Golden, Arizona
I would bring in Golden to be my tight end specialist. He's started at both corner and safety and shows a willingness to play anywhere on the field, inside and out. He's a physical, hard-hitting guy that can form tackle as well. He doesn't have the ball skills or great technique in coverage (gets flat-footed at times), but he has the size, speed, and physicality to match up with tight ends. He'll also add value as a special teams ace.