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Mock Draft Watch 8.0

Posted Apr 14, 2012


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

Monday, April 9 – Evan Silva, Pro Football Talk
#10 OT Riley Reiff, Iowa
Silva’s take:  Buffalo uses its first-rounder on the draft’s second best tackle.

 

Tuesday, April 10 – Nolan Nawrocki, Pro Football Weekly
#10 OT Cordy Glenn, Georgia
Nawrocki’s take:  Since GM Buddy Nix took control of the draft in 2010, the Bills have plucked both their first-round picks from the Southeast, where Nix was born, coached and scouted and has especially strong ties. OLT Demetress Bell signed with Philadelphia, leaving the Bills without a tackle possessing left tackle feet. Glenn showed continual improvement on the blind side as a senior and gives Nix enough reason to believe he can handle the task in the pros.

 

Tuesday, April 10 – Albert Breer, NFL.com
#10 OT Riley Reiff, Iowa
Breer’s take: Probably a reach for Reiff, but the Bills have a real crying need at this spot. The question they'll need to ask is if they can get a comparable tackle at 41.

 

Wednesday, April 11 – Joe Buscaglia, WGR 550 (three round mock draft)
#10 OT Cordy Glenn, Georgia
Buscaglia’s take: This is the second time I've mocked Cordy Glenn to the Bills, the first of which coming in the March 2 edition. This pick makes sense for many reasons: 1) Glenn fills a huge need. With Demetress Bell now gone to Philadelphia, the Bills aren't exactly all in for Chris Hairston by the way they've been talking. 2) Glenn has the prototypical measurements that make the Bills drool. Look across their roster, it's prototype height and weight. They asked Erik Pears to bulk up with strength to meet the prototype in order to win the starting job at right tackle. At 6-foot-5, 345-pounds and with 35 and 3/4-inch arms, Glenn is by far the prototype. 3) His versatility. Before taking over left tackle for his senior season, he spent time as a guard for the Bulldogs. During his final season, he showed incredible strides and showed a lot of upside for the next level. He beats out Reiff and Martin in my opinion, and is the second-best offensive tackle available behind Matt Kalil. 

#41 CB Jayron Hosley, Virginia Tech
The ball-hawking cornerback that the Bills will hope teams with Aaron Williams for the forseeable future. Despite being undersized, shows great poise in sticking with bigger receivers and is able to make a play on the ball. A trait that Leodis McKelvin lacks. Well-versed and coached in both zone and man schemes. Will struggle in run support but will make a quarterback pay for a poor throw.

#71 WR Brian Quick, Appalachian State
I could also see the Bills picking up a defensive end or linebacker here, but the upside on Quick is too good to pass up at this point. A tall and speedy receiver, Quick could be able to come in and make an impact for the Bills. He has the element the Bills receivers are missing. Fills a huge need as well. This is a deep receiver class.

Wednesday, April 11 – Don Banks, SI.com
#10 WR Michael Floyd
Banks’ take:  There were some scoffers out there when I had Floyd lasting all the way until No. 22 Cleveland in my 4.0 mock. I heard you, loud and clear. But as I've said before, if I'm perfect on my fourth mock, what do I do to keep folks reading mocks five, six and seven? It's an annual dilemma. For now at least, Floyd cracks my top 10 and the Bills have a new weapon opposite Stevie Johnson.


Thursday, April 12 – Jim Lang , Sportsnet.ca
#10 OT Riley Reiff, Iowa
Lang’s take: After beefing up their defensive line through free agency, drafting a stud offensive tackle to protect Ryan Fitzpatrick is a priority for Buddy Nix. 



Friday, April 13 – Charley Casserly, NFL.com (two round mock draft)
#10 OT Riley Reiff, Iowa
Casserly’s take: Can start immediately at left tackle. 

#41 WR Mohamed Sanu, Rutgers
Casserly’s take:  After an upsetting showing at the NFL Combine, Sanu's pro-day workout boosted his stock.