Now that the Buffalo Bills have drafted EJ Manuel, the guy they hope to be their franchise quarterback, it's time to focus on filling other roster holes.
Wide receiver, linebacker, tight end, guard, cornerback and safety are the positions in most need of depth as Doug Marrone's club ventures beyond Round 1 of the 2013 NFL draft.
Here's a mock draft starting with Buffalo's first pick of the second round, No. 41 overall.
If Arthur Brown falls to the Bills, he very well may be the selection at No. 41.
Though deemed by some to be undersized for the linebacker spot, the Kansas State product weighed in at 241 pounds at the combine—essentially the same playing weight as Patrick Willis and NaVorro Bowman.
Brown can be effective in a variety of positions and alignments—as a middle or weak-side linebacker in a 4-3 or a weak inside linebacker in a 3-4.
He is easily the most rangy sideline-to-sideline linebacker in the class, a guy who exudes athleticism but packs a powerful punch against the run.
Brown is instinctive in coverage and has the speed to stay with slot receivers and tight ends down the seam.
He would be a welcomed addition to Mike Pettine's defense.
Travis Kelce is a physically imposing tight end who displayed Gronkowskian flashes during his time with Cincinnati.
At 6'5'' and 255 pounds, he is a menacing receiving target—especially in the red zone—and has the brute strength to set the tone as a run-blocker. He caught 45 passes for 722 yards and eight touchdowns in 2012, and on many of his receptions, he exhibited fine yards-after-the-catch ability.
He is an ideal, more athletic Scott Chandler understudy.
I originally had Da'Rick Rogers mocked to the Bills in the second round, but there are plenty of highly touted wideout prospects still on the board after Round 1, a development that could push this former Tennessee stud into Round 3.
At 6'2'' and 217 pounds, he's a go-up-and-get-it type of receiver, and he possesses ability to elude defenders after the catch.
With a tenacious style of play, Rogers would be a prototypical outside receiver in the Bills offense.
Jordan Poyer isn't the biggest or fastest cornerback with super fluid hips or quick-twitch athleticism. However, he's a gritty man-to-man ballhawk with deceptive ability as a returner.
He was elected to the All-American team after a 51-tackle, seven-interception, five-sack campaign in 2012.
This Oregon State product doesn't stand out physically, but his athleticism can sneak up on you, and his nasty demeanor will blend well with the type of defense Mike Pettine is installing in Buffalo.
At 6'6'' and 321 pounds, Nixon has the size to play on either edge of the Bills offensive line, but if need be, he can slide inside to be utilized as a mauling left guard a la Carl Nicks or Ben Grubbs.
He dealt with inconsistency and work ethic issues while at Florida, but when Nixon is motivated, he can dominate premier defensive lineman with immense anchoring power and surprisingly nimble footwork.
Robert Lester isn't a springy athlete like his former teammate Mark Barron, but at 6'1'' and 220 pounds, he has NFL safety size and vast SEC experience.
While his coverage inconsistencies—bad angles, sub-par speed—are concerning, he's a well-schooled blitzer and will aid Buffalo's run defense when he's on the field as that extra defender in the box.
Mike Pettine has said the Bills base defense will be a nickel package.
That means Buffalo needs to acquire more cornerbacks for depth purposes. There was a time when Johnny Adams was considered one of the top defensive backs in his class, but a disappointing 2012 season was the reasoning behind his draft-stock plummet.
At 5'10'' and 185 pounds, he is well suited to line up against slot receivers, and like Jordan Poyer, he plays with a chip on his shoulder.
When not being engulfed by much larger offensive linemen and tight ends, Adam is a willing run defender, and he has above-average ball skills.