Here we are into round 3 for the Buffalo Bills picks. Lets take a look at what our staff writers are looking at for the Bills based on their previous picks.
Brandon Linder – G – Miami
With my draft thus far, Buffalo went with a talented WR and intense LB in the first two rounds. Now they need to start to focusing on their offensive line issues. Linder is a beast, he is 6’6” and 319 pounds. He does a great job at opening up holes for the running game and his large frame helps him keep defenders away from the quarterback. He has some issues with shorter faster players because of his size but with some good coaching he can correct his mistakes. Linder has the ability to play guard and tackle, which is a huge plus since injuries happen a lot on the offensive line. Linder has great upside and has the ability to be a top guard in the NFL if he puts it all together.
Alex Jones (2 picks)
Brandon Coleman – WR – Rutgers
Bryan Stork – OG/C – FSU
Brandon Coleman is a big, tall, and strong WR who plays similarly to Vincent Jackson and would give Buffalo that redzone threat they have been looking for. In Stork we have EJ Manuel’s center during his collegiate career, there will be left over chemistry between the two which will translate well on the field. Another plus about Stork is that he can be a swing player on the inside of the line, being able to play both guard and center.
Jawuan James OT, Tennessee
James played very well throughout his college career against very talented SEC defenders. James is extremely durable, starting all 49 of his college games and playing in 37 consecutive games. The Bills could use an upgrade at the RT position, and James should be capable of starting at RT in his rookie season.
Shayne Skov – ILB – Stanford
This is where it is going to get interesting. In the first two rounds I have Buffalo meeting needs on the O-Line with a T and a TE and moving a players to a different position to solidify the O-Line. This pick will do the same. Buffalo address the linebacking issue and drafts an Inside Linebacker in the third round at the 73rd spot. I think that Kiko is a solid linebacker but he fits more in as an outside linebacker. There were numerous times that Kiko over0-pursued the ball carrier and a big run happened. Marrone and the Buffalo Bills move Kiko to Outside Linebacker, opposite Manny Lawson and use Bradham as the first man in at either outside Linebacker spot. Buffalo looks to get Skov to fill in the ILB spot and bring their linebacking crew up to the next level. Projected at the 68th spot, I think Skov will drop to the Bills. If he is not available Buffalo will look at Chris Borland out of Wisconsin. Borland is a little shorter than Skov but fits the profile of a London Fletcher. Borland is a little taller than London is sitting at 5’11. I think either would be a good fit for the Bills at ILB.
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that the Buffalo Bills could possibly look at as well.