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Mock Draft Watch 2.0

Posted Jan 29, 2014

The second edition of Mock Draft Watch, presented by M&T Bank – a rundown of the latest mock drafts compiled by buffalobills.com via local and national reporters.

MOCK DRAFT WATCH: 1.0

January 13 – Matthew Fairburn, SB Nation
No. 9 – T Greg Robinson, Auburn
Left tackle Cordy Glenn has been even better than the Bills could have hoped early in his career, but right tackle has been a sore spot for Buffalo. Auburn offensive tackle Greg Robinson has decided to enter the draft, and there might not be a better run blocker available. Considering Buffalo struggled mightily in that area, Robinson is a natural fit. Just take a look at what he did to Missouri in the SEC Championship Game.

January 14 – Brent Sobleski, USA Today
No. 9 – WR Sammy Watkins, Clemson

January 15 – Mel Kiper, ESPN.com (Insider)
No. 9 – T Greg Robinson, Auburn
Analysis: Cordy Glenn has been an adequate and at times above-average NFL left tackle, but the Bills definitely need a right tackle. That could be Robinson as a rookie, or he could come in and Glenn could move to the right side. Robinson has the physical tools and proven level of performance against SEC competition of a potential star at the next level, and the Bills must protect the investment they have in EJ Manuel, who has had issues staying healthy.

January 15 – Daniel Jeremiah, NFL.com
No. 9 – LB CJ Mosley, Alabama

January 15 – Bucky Brooks, NFL.com
No. 9 – TE Eric Ebron, UNC
General manager Doug Whaley will look to add an explosive weapon in the middle of the field to help foster the growth of EJ Manuel.

January 16 – Peter Schrager, FOX Sports
No. 9 – TE Eric Ebron, UNC
Could Ebron really go in the top 10? Why not? Doug Marrone and coordinator Nathaniel Hackett's offense is still a work in progress, the offensive line had a good year, and Ebron's been compared to Jimmy Graham. One of Ebron's former UNC teammates who's now playing in the NFL told me he's got the potential to be an NFL game-changer. The tape doesn't lie, either.

January 16 – Charles Davis, NFL.com
No. 9 – T Taylor Lewan, Michigan
The Wolverines' stalwart has plenty of nasty to him.

January 19, Matt Smith, NFL.com
No. 9 – TE Eric Ebron, UNC
I feel better about this being the pick than any other in the top 10. I like their talent at all levels of the defense, and they have playmakers at every other skill position on offense. They need a tight end, and Ebron will be the guy.

January 26, Jay Skurski, Buffalo News
No. 9 – WR Mike Evans, Texas A&M
At 6-foot-4, Evans fits the physical mold of a big, athletic receiver who can develop into a team’s No. 1 option.

January 28, Josh Norris, Rotoworld
No. 9 – WR Sammy Watkins, Clemson
I know the Bills have selected multiple receivers in recent years, namely TJ Graham, Robert Woods and Marquise Goodwin. Watkins is on a different level. He is clearly the top receiver in the class due to his combination of explosion and ability to win at every level of the field. I would not worry that over 57 percent of his catches were recorded at the line of scrimmage.