The Bills are currently 0-6. Their latest loss—to the Ravens 37-34 in overtime on Sunday—must have Chan Gailey wishing he would have stayed the heck out of Buffalo.
Not all hope is lost for the Bills, however. Wideout Steve Johnson looked like an absolute steal as a seventh-rounder back in 2008 and he's currently on pace for over 750 yards and 14 touchdowns on a pretty bad team. Lee Evans has seemingly been rejuvenated by consistent QB play, and rookie C.J. Spiller and veteran Fred Jackson look like they could develop into a solid running-back rotation.
On defense, the Bills have been pretty bad, especially against the run. Before Sunday's game versus the Ravens, the Bills had surrendered, on average, 182.4 yards per game on the ground. The Ravens gained only 135, but missed out on some running opportunities when they fell in a 24-10 hole.
Seemingly the Bills greatest weakness, and therefore greatest need, looks to be a run-stuffer on defense. Defensive tackle Dwan Edwards has been the gem of the Bills D-line, leading the unit in tackles and notching his first sack of the season on Sunday. Playing alongside Edwards are Kyle Williams, who has been hampered by some injuries this season, Marcus Stroud and Spencer Johnson.
No real superstars there.
With all that in mind, the Bills would be wise to take on one of the most explosive defensive linemen in next year's draft—Clemson's Da'Quan Bowers. Bowers is a freakish athlete who currently leads the nation in tackles-for-loss and has a great motor. He reminds some of Mario Williams who, while it was debated at the time, has proven to be a pretty solid No. 1 pick.
Bowers would add some instant legitimacy to Buffalo's pass rush and would obviously aid the Bills poor run defense.
That being taken into consideration, the Bills are the Bills and the NFL is a quarterback league. So it would only make sense for them to bypass the player they probably should take for Stanford's Andrew Luck. Luck is in the midst of a very fine season for the Cardinal and looks poised to lead Stanford to its first Rose Bowl appearance since 2000.
Luck has good size (6'4", 235 lbs.), a very good arm, can make all the throws and you know he's smart. He would be an excellent find for any team. The Bills, who haven't had a franchise QB since Jim Kelly retired, could finally have a solid piece to build their team around.