Buffalo Bills Mock Draft (Round One Through Three)
I am no "draft guru," as some might say. But I do understand what the Bills need to do in the draft with who may be available. The Bills have many holes to fill, but this is what I expect them to do in the first three rounds. Players move up and down draft boards when the Combine rolls around, and because of that, this slideshow is a result of information known currently, not from what will be evaluated at later dates. It is still very early for viewing draft choices, but I'll take a shot.
Trent Williams: Offensive Tackle (Round One)
I would like to see Russell Okung in this spot, but he will likely be taken by the Redskins or the Seahawks. If he is not available, look for the Bills to trade down a few spots and pick up Anthony Davis. I have no doubt that the Bills will take an offensive tackle.
Jevan Snead: Quarterback (Round Two)
Jevan Snead was supposed to be a first-round pick, but due to an inconsistent season, he has fallen to a projected second-round pick. If the Jevan Snead is available for the Bills, they will take him and groom him for the future of the organization.
Brandon Spikes: Inside Linebacker (Round Two)
He is widely regarded as the best linebacker in the draft, however, he may fall because of his ILB title (see Ray Maualuga). The need for middle linebackers has decreased lately, and the Bills can fit Spikes into the MLB role and Paul Posluszny to SLB. The Bills will take Spikes if Jevan Snead is not available.
Geno Atkins: Defensive Tackle (Round Three)
I see the Bills taking a DT this round, as this may be Marcus Strouds' last year as the starter. He was injured last season and therefore did not play as well as he is. The Bills could use a better rotation. I like Spencer Johnson's versatility, but the Bills need someone who has the ability to start in a season or two.
The Bills also may take an OLB to groom behind Kawika Mitchell, such as Jammie Kirlew. Mitchell's play has been spotty at times and he is coming off injury, so securing a Kirlew to groom behind him and fill in for him in certain situations should be looked into. Kirlew has nice size for an OLB and is another big body to play against the run.