Bills 2013 Mock Draft: Predictions for Day 3
The Buffalo Bills added plenty of speed and natural playmaking ability in Rounds 2 and 3 of the 2013 NFL draft with wide receivers Robert Woods and Marquise Goodwin, and linebacker Kiko Alonso.
Having addressed the most glaring needs through three rounds, Doug Marrone's team could still use some help in the secondary and depth along the offensive line.
Here's a mock draft starting with Buffalo's first pick of the fourth round, No. 105 overall.
Round 4, Pick 105: Jordan Poyer, CB, Oregon State
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I simply can't stay away from Jordan Poyer. I had him to the Bills yesterday and was almost positive he'd be gone before Day 3 began.
He's still available, and if he's on the board when the Buffalo goes on the clock in Round 4, he could be the selection.
Poyer isn't physically imposing and doesn't have blazing speed, but he's a smart, rugged cornerback with fine ball-skills and above-average abilities as a returner.
His nasty demeanor seems to be an ideal fit for Mike Pettine's complex, blitz-happy defense.
Round 5, Pick 143: David Bakhtiari, OT, Colorado
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Bakhtiari is a Swiss Army knife-offensive lineman, a guy capable of playing up to four positions.
He played left tackle for the past two seasons at Colorado, and he has the athleticism to play there in the NFL, just maybe not the size at 6'4'' and 300 pounds.
His presence would put Bills fans who are worried about the offensive line’s interior depth at ease, as he projects favorably to the either guard spot as a professional.
Round 6, Pick 177: Josh Johnson, CB, Purdue
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Josh Johnson is a relatively stocky, 5'9'', 199-pound cornerback who lacks prototypical NFL cornerback speed, but he's a guy who's extremely competitive and plays with fine awareness in both man and zone coverage.
Ron Brooks and Justin Rogers are the presumable nickel and dime cornerbacks right now, but Johnson will add more depth to one of Mike Pettine's favorite positions.
Round 7, Pick 22 (Trade with St. Louis Rams): Levine Toilolo, TE, Stanford
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Levine Toilolo is certainly a raw prospect, but at 6'8'' and 260 pounds with deceptive athleticism, the Bills probably should take a flier on him at this juncture.
He doesn't offer much as a blocker, then again, he'll almost strictly be split out in four- and five-wide sets to work the seam.
His footwork is impressive for someone of his size and, obviously, he's a major presence in the red zone.