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2010 Draft Needs: Buffalo Bills

TUSCALOOSA, AL - NOVEMBER 07:  Rolando McClain #25 of the Alabama Crimson Tide against the Louisiana State University Tigers at Bryant-Denny Stadium on November 7, 2009 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.  (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
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Victor SpurrierContributor IIFebruary 11, 2010

The Bills have more talent than their record suggests. That said they need a quarterback, an offensive lineman, a defensive tackle, a linebacker, a tight end. Okay, maybe they don't have that much talent. Picking 9th Buffalo should be able to fill a major need.

Quarterback

Trent Edwards isn't that good. 

Sorry Buffalo. 

Bradford is the top quarterback coming out in the draft this year, and if he's still on the board will probably be the pick. I question his arm strength though, and there is a lot about Bradford I'm just not sold on.

I must say though, his accuracy is phenomenal, and that alone makes him an option.  Clausen is the most overrated player I have ever seen, and shouldn't be the pick but it could happen. 

If neither of those guys are on the board Buffalo will wait on a quarterback.  With guys like LeFevour (the best QB in the draft in my opinion) available in later rounds this won't be a problem.

Offensive Line

Buffalo could use an interior lineman like Iupati or Pouncey, but a G/C won't go this early.  It just doesn't happen. 

If Trent Williams or Russell Okung are available they would be great additions.  Bulaga, Anthony Davis, and Ciron Black are also possibilities.  Black's draft status seems to have fallen through the season but a good combine could turn that around.

Defensive Tackle

The Bills run defense was embarrassing at best. 

They need to shore up their interior d-line sooner rather than later.  If McCoy is somehow still on the board at nine he'll have to be the pick.  That probably won't happen though, and there is no chance Suh is on the board. 

Mount Cody would sure up the run defense, but nine is a reach unless he turns out a great combine. Nine is definitely a reach for Arthur Jones, Jared Odrick, or Brian Price.  All of which are solid DT's but better players will be on the board at nine.

Linebacker

The Bills could add an outside linebacker, or add an inside backer and move Posluszny to the strong side.  Some people have Spikes going as high as nine, others have him late in the first round. 

If he as a good showing at the combine, or if the Bills take a particular liking to him he would be a great fit.  Rolando McClain is another option.  He has great instincts, is fast, and tackles well which is rare nowadays.  Navorro Bowman may be the only outside linebacker that has a shot at going this high but I think it is unlikely.

Tight End

Both teams that played in the Super Bowl had solid receiving tight ends.  The number nine pick is very high for a Tight End, and even though Gresham is pretty darn good at everything, I don't think a tight end will number nine overall.

 

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