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Fansided NFL Editors Mock Draft: Bills Select Luke Kuechly


Here at BLD, we don’t stand alone – we’re part of the Fansided Network, a growing collection of blogs covering every team in the NFL, MLB, NBA, NHL, as well as many college teams and other sports.

Recently, all 32 Fansided NFL editors got together for one last mock draft in preparation for this weekend’s NFL Draft. Each editor picked for his or her team. The results:

1 Indianapolis Colts – Andrew Luck QB Stanford
2 Washington Redskins – Robert Griffin III QB Baylor
3 Minnesota Vikings – Matt Kalil OT USC
4 Cleveland Browns – Trent Richardson RB Alabama
5 Tampa Bay Buccaneers – Morris Claiborne CB LSU
6 St. Louis Rams Justin – Blackmon WR Oklahoma State
7 Jacksonville Jaguars – Quinton Coples DE North Carolina
8 Miami Dolphins – Ryan Tannehill QB Texas A&M
9 Carolina Panthers – Fletcher Cox DT Mississippi State
10 Buffalo Bills – Luke Kuechly MLB Boston College
11 Kansas City Chiefs – David DeCastro OG Stanford
12 Seattle Seahawks – Melvin Ingram OLB/DE South Carolina
13 Arizona Cardinals – Michael Floyd WR Notre Dame
14 Dallas Cowboys – Dontari Poe DT Memphis
15 Philadelphia Eagles – Michael Brockers DT LSU
16 New York Jets – Andre Branch DE Clemson
17 Cincinnati Bengals – Mark Barron S Alabama
18 San Diego Chargers – Dont’a Hightower ILB Alabama
19 Chicago Bears – Stephon Gilmore CB South Carolina
20 Tennessee Titans – Nick Perry DE USC
21 Cincinnati Bengals – Dre Kirkpatrick CB Alabama
22 Cleveland Browns – Kendall Wright WR Baylor
23 Detroit Lions – Peter Konz C Wisconsin
24 Pittsburgh Steelers – Cordy Glenn OG Georgia
25 Denver Broncos – Devon Still DT Penn State
26 Houston Texans – Whitney Mercilus DE Illinois
27 New England Patriots – Courtney Upshaw OLB Alabama
28 Green Bay Packers – Shea McClellin OLB Boise State
29 Baltimore Ravens – Jonathan Martin OT Stanford
30 San Francisco 49ers – Kevin Zeitler OG Wisconsin
31 New England Patriots – Riley Reiff OT Iowa
32 New York Giants – Coby Fleener TE Stanford

Picking for the Bills, I took Boston College LB Luke Kuechly, a move that will no doubt gall BLD’s own Ron Bullard. I’ve gone back and forth on Kuechly a lot – is he a star in the making or another good-not-great type like former Bill Paul Posluzsny? I’m (for the moment) convinced he’d be a very good fit in Buffalo. He can play all three LB spots in 4-3, he can stop the run, he can stay on the field for three downs – just a lot of versatility, which you know Buddy Nix and Chan Gailey love.

But we’ll see what goes down tonight.

If you haven’t read BLD lead writer Chris Trapasso’s draft preview piece, go read it now. It’s a great primer for tonight’s first round.