Chance Warmack, G, Alabama
The Buffalo Bills have lost some major pieces to their team this off-season. Some by choice, some not so much. Ryan Fitzpatrick was let go just a couple years after getting a "franchise QB"-type contract. Andy Levitre, the team's best offensive lineman, signed with the Tennessee Titans. These two positions immediately become of major need. The Bills spent big to upgrade their defensive line last season. After a slow start, Mario Williams returned to form and he should have a good season in 2013. Mark Anderson never lived up to the signing, and he may be looking for a new team for next year.
This had potential to be the best Dline in the NFL. Marcell Dareus, Kyle Williams, and Mario Williams return, and with the addition of a solid DE, it could once again have immense potential. Chris Kelsay retired this season, so the Bills should look for help at DE.
This unit performed better than expected, but there is certainly a need for upgrade. Nigel Bradham is quietly a solid contributor at OLB. Manny Lawson was brought in through FA to help opposite Bradham. Kelvin Sheppard is the current MLB, and the Bills could definitely use help up the middle.
Even with the loss of George Wilson, this is a very good secondary. Stephon Gilmore had a good rookie year. Leodis Mckelvin and Aaron Williams are capable players at CB. Jairus Byrd is one of the best FS in the game. The team could look to add SS help in this draft.
The Bills lost both of their starting Guards this offseason. Cordy Glenn, a more natural RT, is their starting LT. Whoever is brought in to lead this team at QB will need some help up front to keep him safe. Guard is a major need.
There is not much to talk about outside of Stevie Johnson. If he and their QB are to have any success, the Bills must bring in some weapons.
After a breakout year from CJ Spiller, this is one of the better positions on the team. He and Fred Jackson form a solid duo. Some depth for the aging Jackson could be added, but this isn't a major need.
After releasing Fitzpatrick, the current starter for the Buffalo Bills is Tarvaris Jackson... This is a major need.
If Geno Smith is available, expect Buffalo to hand in their pick very quickly. I would not be surprised to see this team trade up in an attempt to get Smith. It doesn't seem like any other QB has "wowed" teams enough to reach for them. This draft does not have much top end talent at WR, but I see a lot of very talented potential #2 WR in this class. Buffalo could potentially wait to grab a solid weapon, such as Justin Hunter or Deandre Hopkins, in the 2nd round. Cordorelle Patterson would be a possibility if they go WR at #8. Alec Ogletree is the best MLB in the draft, and possibly my favorite prospect of the entire draft. But I think #8 is a bit too high for him. Ezekiel Ansah could be a nice addition at DE, but he is off the board. The top two OT are already off the board. Geno Smith is off the board. It is very rare that a guard is drafted this high, but there is a very good prospect on the board, and this is a huge need for the Buffalo Bills. They go with a safe pick.
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Below are the complete results from our community mock draft.
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|Pick||Team||Selection||Team Representative||Approval Rating|
|1||Kansas City Chiefs||
OT Luke Joeckel - Texas A&M
QB Geno Smith - West Virginia
||Dragon Ninja Warrior||48%|
CB Dee Milliner - Alabama
OT Eric Fisher - Central Mich.
DE Dion Jordan - Oregon
DE/OLB Ezekiel Ansah - BYU
||Fan since the Aints|
|7||Arizona Cardinals||OT Lane Johnson - Oklahoma
||Joseph Williams Stern|
|8||Buffalo Bills||G Chance Warmack - Alabama