So many needs, so little time.
The Bills opened up a need in free agency by saying goodbye to left guard Andy LeVitre and backup guard Chad Rinehart. They could be targeting guards in this year's draft, and there are two top prospects to consider: UNC's Jonathan Cooper and Alabama's Chance Warmack.
Colleague Andrea Hangst's mock draft roundup reveals a good deal of experts believe Cooper to be the top guard off the board in the top 10, and every single expert had both guards off the board by the No. 18 pick.
The question, then, is will a guard be worth the No. 8 overall selection? As good as those players are, you can probably get a quality guard much later in the draft.
If the Bills really want to go the bang-for-the-buck route at No. 8, they could look to take West Virginia quarterback Geno Smith (that is, if they're not targeting Ryan Nassib, but more on that later).
The dominoes have fallen into place for them to land Smith if they desire, as most of the teams picking ahead of the Bills have already found "answers" to their quarterback woes—although most of those answers are not dissimilar in their lack of long-term certainty to the Bills having signed Kevin Kolb.
There's also the possibility they could have their eye on Tennessee wide receiver Cordarrelle Patterson. He is the consensus top receiver in this year's class, and presents exactly the kind of vertical threat the Bills lack at receiver.
The Bills are also going under a lot of change on offense and at the receiver position as a whole, where they are kickstarting a new system under Doug Marrone and without receivers like David Nelson and Donald Jones from year's past.
Don't rule out a defensive player, either; defensive end Dion Jordan and linebacker Arthur Brown are both highly athletic players that would fit well in Mike Pettine's hybrid defense.
Jordan doesn't have the sack numbers typical of a defensive end, but he wasn't used as a pass-rusher as much as he should have been. Brown has the rare three-down ability of a linebacker to play stout against the run, rush the passer on the blitz and cover tight ends over the middle.
Those are all possibilities, and there are certainly more, but the one that makes the most sense is Patterson. What better way to get the West Coast offense started than with a receiver who can line up inside and outside, can run all the routes and has the speed to stress a defense vertically?