Provided Geno Smith is available at No. 8, the Bills can take the Mountaineers' conductor.
When the time comes, though, if Smith is not available Buffalo can ponder an array of moves.
One is to select a linebacker, whether it's Notre Dame's Manti Te'o, LSU's Barkevious Mingo or a hybrid defensive end/linebacker in Oregon's Dion Jordan. Other feasible defensive selections would be Texas A&M's Damontre Moore, Florida State's Bjoern Werner or LSU's Sam Montgomery.
In short, there are a solid number of prospects to help bolster the front seven by getting more quarterback pressure, stuffing the run and/or creating a better coverage shield at the intermediate level. Any one of those aforementioned defenders would make an immediate impact.
The dire need for a quarterback is much stronger, however.
Buffalo could reach for USC's Matt Barkley, NC State's Mike Glennon or Arkansas' Tyler Wilson. Each possess the strong arm and pocket awareness to make every NFL throw, the risk comes from decision-making and reading pre-snap.
Barkley had two of the nation's best receivers and still tossed 15 picks. Glennon threw 17, a career-high, and completed only 58.5 percent of his attempts against a weak schedule. Wilson was intercepted 13 times in 11 games and struggled when facing the better SEC defenses.
Each are a risk at No. 8 overall. To minimize the risk, trading back is a viable solution. Not to mention there are teams behind the Bills that could address a key defensive need by moving into their spot.