Apr 25, 2013; New York, NY, USA; E.J. Manuel is introduced as the number sixteen overall pick to the Buffalo Bills during the 2013 NFL Draft at Radio City Music Hall. Mandatory Credit: Jerry Lai-USA TODAY Sports
Last week we put together a mock draft of just what the staff from Buffalowdown thought the Buffalo Bills would do with their first round pick. Here is what we though for the Bills and round 2.
Shayne Skov – ILB – Stanford
The Bills could look to sure up their offensive line but their run defense is much worse. Buffalo should look to go with a guy like Skov. He would play weak-side linebacker and help Kiko Alonso in middle. Stanford’s defense allowed less than 90 yards rushing a game this season and Skov was the reason. He is a stud and is all over the field. He had some injury issues but after this season he has shown that his torn ACL is no longer a factor. Paired up with Alonso, Buffalo would have two young talented linebackers to rely on in the middle.
With two picks in round 2 the Bills will take Richardson and Trent Murphy.
Jordan Matthews – WR – Vanderbilt
Matthews is 6’3 and listed at 205 pounds. He is also the cousin of Jerry Rice, giving him a HOF teacher. After taking Mack in the first rd. Buffalo will look to add a size to their WR core.
David Yankey – OG – Stanford.
Why? We all know we need some help on the O-Line.
Jarvis Landry – WR – LSU
Big, physical receiver with deceptive speed, Landry is a reminder of former Bills receiver Eric Moulds.
Troy Niklas TE, Notre Dame
The Bills could use an upgrade at the TE position, and Niklas could be a huge mismatch in the passing game.
Cyril Richardson – G/OT – Baylor
After addressing their biggest need at the WR position the next area to focus on is the O line.
Austin Sefarian-Jenkins – TE – Washington
With the Buffalo Bills addressing their first major need at the offensive line in the first round, they will stay on the O-Line and bring in a productivity aspect to their O-Line. The Bills will look TE and the only reason they don’t go wide receiver here is that they are a dime a dozen at this point. Sefarian-Jenkins, if still there at the 41st pick, will go to Buffalo. If Sefarian-Jenkins is not there, I agree with Will Kash and the Bills will still stay TE and take Niklas out of Notre Dame.
Michael Sam, OLB Missouri
Buffalo addressed only part of needs at linebacker when they took Khiko Alonso in the second round. This year the Bills need to continue to address their needs at linebacker in the draft. He’s fast off the snap, and could be a valuable asset to Petine’s blitzing style defense.
Check out the Round 2 prospects that the Buffalo Bills could possibly look at as well.