Free agency is off and running and the Buffalo Bills...well, the Bills aren't being all that active.
In truth, the Lawson signing was a pretty solid move for Buffalo as it transitions to a hybrid defense. Lawson spent time playing in a 3-4 defense during his tenure with the San Francisco 49ers and in a 4-3 defense with the Cincinnati Bengals.
Lawson's best statistical season came in 2009, where he had 68 total tackles, seven sacks, three forced fumbles and one fumble recovery. According to Pro Football Focus, his best overall season (subscription required) was in 2010, however. Lawson ranked as the ninth-best OLB in a 3-4 defense with positive ratings in pass rush, against the run and in coverage.
Besides Lawson, the Bills haven't added any new players to the team.
They may not be adding many more as the team has close to $10 million remaining in cap space, according to Spotrac:
@buddynixon More like 10 when you factor in Fitzpatrick's full $10M dead money counts until June 1st.— Spotrac.com (@spotrac) March 16, 2013
With the limited cap space, it's important that the Bills address most of their needs in the draft.
While this is easier said than done, sit back as I approach this mock draft with the mentality of the Bills front office brass.