We have looked at a couple of mock drafts done by some of the ‘experts’ through ESPN and Sports Illustrated so far. This mock draft review is from ESPN Insider’s Todd McShay.
We are unable to post the entire draft for your viewing but we will look at what McShay came up with for the Buffalo Bills.
Sammy Watkins – WR – Clemson
Analysis: The Bills have more pressing needs than wide receiver, including offensive line (specifically guard and right tackle), tight end (if Scott Chandler is not re-signed) and safety (if Jairus Byrd is not re-signed), but pairing young and developing QB EJ Manuel with the top receiver in this year’s class might be too tempting to pass up. Watkins is a physical receiver with a big-time second gear who is very competitive when the ball is in the air. Texas A&M’s Mike Evans would also make a lot of sense, as his size would provide a good complement to the smaller, faster receivers on Buffalo’s roster.
McShay has the Bills taking Watkins at the 9th pick with Mike Williams going 10th to the Lions.
I like that he opened with the Bills having some more pressing needs that could be addressed at this position. I also agree that if there is no one else available that was on the Bills draft board that is higher than a 2nd round, that they need to look to help out Manuel and their WR corps. I don’t necessarily hate the pick but I feel that the Bills can go in another direction.
My last mock draft that I put together had the Bills taking C.J. Mosley and moving Kiko to OLB. McShay has Mosley going at the 8th spot to the Minnesota Vikings.