October 12, 2013; Pasadena, CA, USA; UCLA Bruins linebacker Anthony Barr (11) defends against the California Golden Bears during the first half at the Rose Bowl. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

2014 Buffalo Bills Draft Prospects


Oct 19, 2013; Buffalo, NY, USA; Buffalo Bulls linebacker Khalil Mack (46) makes a tackle during a game against the Massachusetts Minutemen at University of Buffalo Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Timothy T. Ludwig-USA TODAY Sports

The off-season is in full swing as Buffalo prepares to try to sign free agents and start watching more and more game tape on potential draft prospects. For Doug Marrone and company the 2013 draft was good to them, however, can they repeat and find a key player to make an instant impact? As many of us know Buffalo has the 9th overall pick in the draft and have several options.

Mike Evans – WR – Texas A&M

Evans is a 6’5” 225 lbs. wide receiver who is tough to stop. His height gives him a huge advantage and Buffalo could certainly use a tall guy. Other than Scott Chandler, they truly don’t have a very tall receiver who can win the jump ball. Evans would be a very nice complement to Stevie Johnson, Robert Woods and Marquise Goodwin. The only true down side to picking up Evans is his speed, but Buffalo has plenty of other speed to help out. To see more on Evans check out this link.

Khalil Mack – LB – Buffalo

Mack is a Buffalo area favorite because he is a tough linebacker who plays in Buffalo’s backyard. Many believe if Buffalo pairs Kiko Alonso and Mack up together they might have one of the best linebacker duos in the NFL, however, let’s not rush things. Mack is a solid player and is a great run defender, but he still has yet to play in the NFL. Mack played at smaller university that doesn’t offer the top-level competition. Regardless, Mack is a solid player and would be a very nice addition to the Buffalo defense, but he might be a little over hyped by Bills fans.

Anthony Barr – OLB – UCLA

Barr is a hard nose football player who is getting a lot of attention. Some mock drafts have him going in the top 5 and others in the top 10. Barr is explosive off the snap, and reminds many experts of Von Miller. He also has amazing closing speed in which he can cover a ton of ground in seconds. Those are things you just can’t teach a player and having a player like Barr paired with Buffalo’s already stellar pass rush, could cause even more issues for the opposition. To see more on Barr check out this link.

C.J. Mosley – LB – Alabama

Mosley comes from one of the best college football schools anyone could ask for. Mosley is what many coaches would dream of. He has great football instinct and he does well in pass cover as well as run support. However, the biggest downfall is the injury concern. Many players who play at the high level like Mosley tend to get banged up in college and he might just be to risky for the 9th overall pick.

Eric Ebron – TE – UNC

Ebron’s name comes up because many believe with all the tight end success in the NFL, he is going to be the next best thing. Ebron is a great athlete and can make all the catches. His speed and acceleration are very good for a player of his size. He may be the next Jimmy Graham, but Graham is good because of the offense that the New Orleans Saints run. Ebron would be a good addition and another weapon for EJ Manuel, but if Buffalo re-signs Scott Chandler I am not so sure this is a key need at 9th overall.

 

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  • Sean Vimmerstedt

    Whoa, overhyped by Bills fans? This kid has been considered a top 10 pick by all the big guys since Ohio St. And has been considered a 1st rounder since last season, we did not start the hype train the draft gurus did. WE just went for the ride. And Sammy Watkins should be on this list. If he is available at 9 I take him over Mike Evans, without even blinking.

  • Nate Gerst

    I agree with you Sean, Mack is a considered a top 10 pick but I hear a lot of Bills fans say he is the next Patrick Willis and other big name LBs. Mack is a great player and I definitely see him as a top 10 or 15 pick, I don’t question that, but you can’t deny that some Bills fan like him more because he goes to the University of Buffalo and is in Buffalo’s backyard (example James Starks). Now I know Starks and Mack are completely different when it comes to talent levels but you see what I am saying.

    Also, I am probably going to be a do a second piece with another 5 or 6 guys. Just wanted to get some feedback and see who people like best. Sammy would be a good addition to Buffalo’s receivers there is no doubt. Thanks for the feedback.

  • Nate Gerst

    I agree with you Sean, Mack is a considered a top 10 pick but I hear a lot of Bills fans say he is the next Patrick Willis and other big name LBs. Mack is a great player and I definitely see him as a top 10 or 15 pick, I don’t question that, but you can’t deny that some Bills fan like him more because he goes to the University of Buffalo and is in Buffalo’s backyard (example James Starks). Now I know Starks and Mack are completely different when it comes to talent levels but you see what I am saying.

    Also, I am probably going to be a do a second piece with another 5 or 6 guys. Just wanted to get some feedback and see who people like best. Sammy would be a good addition to Buffalo’s receivers there is no doubt. Thanks for the feedback.

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  • MaoSayTongue

    Taylor Lewan.

    Pears is an RT-only who can’t play naked very well; Hairston’s back injury is apparently pretty bad. Lewan can play either tackle or guard spot and is NFL-ready.

  • Jake Gensler

    Drafting a pass rusher would be the ultimate failure for this organization! 3 players with at least 10 sacks and a league high 58 total. Does this sound like a team that needs to use a top 10 pick on a pass rusher?? Absolutely NOT! EJ Manuel will never succeed with his current receiving weapons. Get him Sammy Watkins, Mike Evans or Allen Robinson from Penn State (if he declares, this kid could be the next great receiver) Watch film on him if you never heard of him. 6’3 220 lbs. 97 catches 1432 yards 6 TD’s this year. If he declares for the draft, he will climb up draft boards and you WILL fall in love with this kid!

  • Nate Gerst

    Jake, I live near Penn State so I have seen Robinson play. He is an absolute stud. He can make all the grabs and is a great route runner. Robinson was there only truly good WR this year and the young freshman relied on him non stop. I definitely see Robinson ending up in the 1st round if he declares, but he won’t be a top 10 pick unless something crazy happens. Buffalo definitely needs another good WR, I really like Mike Evans because of his height which Buffalo truly lacks but if they would trade back and miss Evans or Watkins (dynamic player but lacks the height we need) I would be ok with Allen.

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  • chris hofmann

    WR’s are great, but the Bills do not need one in the first two rounds. They need O-Line help (Lewan and Cyril Richardson come to mind) and run-defense help (could possibly be Mack).

    If Byrd leaves, then they may need a replacement, however they already have a lot of depth at safety, including several rookies, who may be able to step up.

    Watkins is definitely not needed. The Bills already have two “good enough” speedsters in Graham and Goodwin. If they grab any WR, it should be a big guy like Evans or Robinson, or maybe Coleman in round 3-4

  • james

    Personally I want watkins if he falls.