Buffalo’s 9th Overall Pick A Tackle; Which One?


Dec 7, 2013; Atlanta, GA, USA; Auburn Tigers wide receiver Trovon Reed (1) and Auburn Tigers offensive linesman Greg Robinson (73) celebrate after the 2013 SEC Championship game against the Missouri Tigers at Georgia Dome. The Auburn Tigers defeated the Missouri Tigers 59-42. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Liles-USA TODAY Sports

With 3 tackles being projected in the Top 10, and this being one of the best, if not the best, draft for offensive lineman, there is a good chance that the Buffalo Bills could land one of these three top tackles.

Greg Robinson – Auburn

Robinson is projected and ranked as the top tackle in this years draft.  Robinson is projected to be drafted by either the St. Louis Rams at #2 or the Oakland Raiders at #5.

He ran a 4.92 40 and was able to bench 32 reps.

"COMPARES TO: Anthony Davis, San Francisco 49ers – Like Davis, the physically-gifted talent selected No. 11 overall in 2010, Robinson boasts all of the traits to emerge as a dominating presence in the NFL. Whereas Davis entered the NFL with a history of weight issues and immaturity serving as potential red-flags to scouts, Robinson’s relative inexperience (especially in pass protection) appears to be the only thing that could keep him from earning a blue chip grade.–Rob Rang (2/5/14)"

Jake Matthews – Texas A&M

Matthews is projected as the number 2 tackle in the draft.  He is currently being projected to being drafted by the Buffalo Bills at #9, the Bucs at #7 or the Falcons at #6.

Matthews ran a 5.07 and was able to bench 24 reps.  Not as quick or as strong as Robinson, but his footwork was a bit better than that of Robinson’s.

"COMPARES TO: Joe Staley, OT, San Francisco 49ers – Though Matthews won’t blow anyone away with his athleticism, like Staley he’s a sound technician with impressive toughness who exhibits no major weaknesses, and is tough to beat in both facets of the offense.–Rob Rang and Derek Stephens (2/5/14)"

Taylor Lewan – Michigan

Lewan is the 3rd ranked tackle in this years draft.  His recent assault charges could have an effect on where he is drafted but he is currently being projected to be draft at the 12th spot by the Giants, the 10th spot but the Lions or at #9 by the Buffalo Bills.

Lewan ran a 4.87 40 and was able to bench 29 reps.

"COMPARES TO: Jake Long, LT, St. Louis Rams – Lewan looked like the second coming of Long wearing No. 77 in the Michigan maize and blue. Lewan, who only made the switch to offensive line as a senior in high school, is certainly behind the No. 1 overall pick of the 2008 draft in terms of development, but the size, athleticism and mentality are in place to resume the Wolverines’ tradition of churning out quality NFL offensive linemen.–Dane Brugler, Rob Rang & Derek Stephens (2/6/14)"

There is the basic breakdown of the three top 10 tackles.  Where do you think the Buffalo Bills will go?