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If there’s one thing I’ve learned about the Bills and their draft habits, it is definitely their knack for taking the guy you least expect them to take. Last year it was C.J. Spiller, a home run hitting running back with explosive speed, but at the same time a guy who filled none of their most pressing needs.
Offensive tackle, outside linebacker and a laundry list of other positions were talked about, but in the end, the Bills caved and took the strongest offensive threat on the board.
If Buffalo was dumb enough to take C.J. Spiller with the 9th overall pick, I’ll bet they’ll be dumb enough to take Cam Newton with the 3rd overall pick in the 2011 draft.
Personally, I like Ryan Fitzpatrick. I have nothing against him and I think he went above and beyond what everyone expected of him last year as the full-time starter. However, having the option of taking one of the most dominant players to ever play college football may prove to be too much for Chan Gailey and Co.
There’s no doubting Cam Newton’s vast talents, but he is far from being a starting quarterback in the NFL, as his decision making abilities, football IQ and character are all suspect.
The fact of the matter is, though, the Bills have already voiced praise for Newton and they may be the highest picking team to show interest in him come April.
OLB Von Miller, Texas A&M
DT Marcell Dareus, Alabama
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