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Mock Draft Watch 7.0

Posted Apr 6, 2012


Below is the seventh edition of Mock Draft Watch – a rundown of the latest mock drafts compiled by Buffalobills.com via local and national NFL reporters …

 

Saturday, March 24 – Jonathan Bales, Fifth Down Blog (NY Times)

#10 DE Quinton Coples, UNC

Bales’ take:  The Bills could pair Coples with Mario Williams for one of the league’s top pass rush duos of the next decade.

 

Monday, March 26 – Nolan Nawrocki, Pro Football Weekly

#10 OT Riley Reiff, Iowa

Nawrocki’s take:  Chan Gailey can scheme around average protection, but with the addition of Mario Williams and Mark Anderson, the defensive line has been vastly upgraded. That allows GM Buddy Nix to concentrate on fortifying the O-line for Ryan Fitzpatrick.

 

Wednesday, March 28 – Todd McShay, ESPN.com (Insider)

#10 WR Michael Floyd, Notre Dame

McShay’s take:  Floyd is a bit of a reach here, but no more so than OTs Mike Adams and Jonathan Martin. It's a tough call on the Bills' top two needs in this scenario, and they could look to trade down in a situation like this. They could also pull the trigger on a value pick such as Coples.

 

#41 QB Brock Osweiler, Arizona State

 

Monday, April 2 – Bucky Brooks, NFL.com

#10 OT Jonathan Martin, Stanford

Brooks’ take:  Buddy Nix's ability to address the Bills' defensive needs in free agency will allow him to focus on finding a capable left tackle in the draft. Iowa's Riley Reiff will get consideration based on his sound technical game, but Martin is a more natural left tackle and that could sway the opinions of Bills brass on draft day.

 

Wednesday, April 4 – Sean Tomlinson, The Score

#10 DE Melvin Ingram, South Carolina

Tomlinson’s take:  After filling their hole up the middle last year with Marcel Dareus, Buffalo needs an outside pass rushing presence. Ingram had 15 sacks in 2011 for the Gamecocks.

 

Wednesday, April 4 – Wes Bunting, National Football Post

#10 WR Michael Floyd, Notre Dame

Bunting’s take:  Floyd has some character concerns and isn’t the most dynamic of athletes. However, he’s a guy capable of running the entire route tree, beating press coverage on the outside and going up to get the football. Will give the Bills a much needed talent on the outside to pair with Stevie Johnson.

 

Wednesday, April 4 – Mel Kiper, ESPN.com (Insider)

#10 OT Riley Reiff, Iowa

Kiper’s take: Buffalo has passed on offensive line options in recent years, but Reiff would be a good option to buck the trend. The Bills have made big strides on the defensive side of the ball this offseason, and that allows them to focus on shoring up the offense. Reiff will help protect, but is a complete player and will provide a spark in the running game as well.

 

#41 WR Brian Quick, Appalachian State

Kiper’s take:  A favorite of mine, Quick has big-time size and can stretch the field. Buffalo lacks a true deep threat.