2010 NFL Draft: Buffalo Bills Mock Draft
Buffalo Bills fans have been waiting for the stud franchise quarterback to take them to the Super Bowl since Jim Kelly left. But is it worth drafting a Jimmy Clausen or Sam Bradford with their No. 9 overall pick (See JP Losman).
With the recent retirement of Brad Butler, the Bills are in even more of a quandary than they were to begin this questionable offseason.
Featured in this slide show is a full Mock Draft for each of the eight picks Buffalo has this year.
Round One, No. 9 Overall- OT Bryan Bulaga, Iowa
Many fans may not be happy with drafting another offensive lineman with the first overall pick, but Bryan Bulaga is a dominating force on the blindside.
Considering the retirement of Brad Butler, the Bills have no depth on the line, and adding Bulaga could help whichever quarterback is under center.
At 6'6 and 312 lbs, he has great strength. His arms measured at 33 1/2" which is about the length GM's look for in a tackle. In the Orange Bowl, he displayed extreme force, shedding the pass rush, and exhibiting power over defenders.
Round Two, No. 41 Overall- DT Terrence Cody, Alabama
With new Head Coach, Chan Gailey, stating that the team would be utilizing a versatile 3-4 defense this season, the defensive line changes drastically.
Terrence Cody resembles our beloved Ted Washington, and has the size (6'4 and 370 lbs) and strength to command the defensive line.
ESPN Insider Columnist, KC Joyner determined that Cody commanded a double team 63% of the time, which is higher than that of Albert Haynesworth, who was only double teamed 50% of his snaps.
If Cody drops to the 41st pick, Buffalo MUST select him.
Round Three, No. 73 Overall- QB Dan LeFevour, Central Michigan
Although Dan LeFevour isn't among the popularity of Clausen or Bradford, LeFevour has played in cold weather(something Coach Gailey, and Jim Kelly stated was of extreme importance). LeFevour also has good size and mobility, which is a "Fresh of Breath Air"(see Robert Royal) for Bills fans who are all too familiar with seeing their QB on the ground, rather than standing in the pocket.
If LeFevour can stay under the radar and drop to the third round, he could eventually become the franchise QB the Bills have been seeking for over a decade.
With Bulaga, Levitre, Wood, and Incognito protecting him, he could be the piece of the puzzle Buffalo needs on the offensive side of the ball.
Round Four, No. 108 Overall- WR Mardy Gilyard, Cincinnati
The immenent departure of Terrell Owens leaves Lee Evans alongside Josh Reed (Free Agent). We have seen this combination and we know the results.
Gilyard was a cornerstone of Cincinnati's offense, Recording 3,003 yards and 25 Touchdowns, and was used as a return man as well.
At 6'1 187 lbs, Gilyard could prove to be that No. 2 receiver the Bills need to become an elite offense in the stingy AFC East division.
Round Five, No. 142 Overall- OT Sam Young, Notre Dame
Sam Young of Notre Dame is huge going 6'8" and 320 pounds, and has started since his Freshman year. Young is a dominating run blocker, which will fill the gap left by Brad Butler.
Young was a huge reason for Jimmy Clausen's success, and he would add not only talent, but depth for the dwindling Buffalo line.
Round Six, No. 181 Overall- DT Torrell Troup, Central Florida
Before the East-West Shrine game, Torrell Troup was an unknown name to most who are unfamiliar with UCF. At 6'6 and 314 lbs, Troup could add significant depth and talent to the recently diminishing Defensive Line corps.
Troup has the strength and agility to command double teams, that he was obviously used to if you know anything about the UCF football program, but still disrupts plays by his physical play and his ability to push the pocket back, and often forces the QB into a scrambling situation.
Kansas City Chiefs defensive coordinator Romeo Crennel said afterwards. “He can push the pocket. He’s a good kid. He tries hard and does what you tell him to do. As a coach, that’s exactly what you’re looking for.”
Round Seven, No. 220 Overall- RB Stafon Johnson, USC
The guy that suffered the highly publicized barbell incident. Good running back with a drive, and he's out to prove himself.
Didn't have impressive numbers, due to the split USC backfield, but led the team in rush yards in his last full season.
Johnson his a good return man and will add depth and character to the team.
Round Seven, No. 248 Overall- TE Rob Gronkowski, Arizona
Hometown kid, need a Tight End after losing Fine.
Splitting out wide as a receiver and working out of the slot, Gronkowski compiled 75 receptions for 1,197 yards and 16 touchdowns
At 6’6” 264 pounds, he has the size to help the inexperienced lineman.