Friday evening, April 29th is day two of the 2011 NFL Draft. The Buffalo Bills will be holding the second overall selection in the second round, which is the 34th overall pick.
With all of the twists, turns and surprises that occurred in the first round, it is no surprise that some very interesting players fell down to the second round. This trickle-down effect makes the value of the Bills pick at 34 all the more valuable.
So, if you are Buddy Nix, do you continue to try to build the defense off the heels of adding Alabama defensive lineman Marcell Dareus with the first round pick, or do you address the offense and take advantage of some players that surprisingly fell into your lap?
Then again, for those Bills' fans out there that are forward-thinkers, there is always the chance that the Bills receive phone calls from teams willing to surrender a first round draft choice in the 2012 draft that would ultimately serve as a major bargaining chip for franchise quarterback Andrew Luck.
In some ways therefore, the decision at 34 is just as important as the decision was at number three. We will go ahead and power rank the top 20 options that the Bills have for the second round and demonstrate that they can drop down at least 20 picks and still nab a strong quality player.
To assist with our ranking, my source is the top 100 player rankings of Mike Mayock, Analyst at NFL Network, which was scrolling across the bottom of the screen during the draft telecast. I admire and respect Mayock's work very much.