Sep 1, 2012; Arlington, TX, USA; Alabama Crimson Tide left tackle Cyrus Kouandjio (71) on the line of scrimmage during the second quarter against the Michigan Wolverines at Cowboys Stadium. Alabama beat Michigan 41-14. Mandatory Credit: Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports
With Day 1 in the book of the 2014 NFL Draft, we move and begin to look at Day 2 which will consist of Rounds 2 and 3. The draft for today will start at 630 pm EST and be broadcasted on NFL Network and ESPN. You can catch the live stream from the ESPN App as well.
Yesterday there were a lot of surprises from some of the teams, including the Bills, and with what players those teams took. Lets look to see where the Bills stand when it comes to round two and round three and some of the best available that are going to be available today.
The NFL.com analysts have deemed that the top three needs for the Bills are WR, LB, and RT. The Bills addressed the WR spot in free agency and the Draft with Mike Williams and Watkins being brought in. The LB position, I think, is in better shape than some think. The analysts are cautious with Keith Rivers not living up to his “first round billing”. I like Manny Lawson, Keith Rivers, Kiko Alonso, Nigel Bradham and Brandon Spikes. I think it has vastly improved. They do need a RT and I think the next big issue it the secondary. A safety could be a pick here in the 2nd or 3rd round and they are still in need of that dominate TE.
The top prospects available that the Bills may look at are:
Xavier Su’a-Filo, OG, UCLA
Joel Bitonio, OT, Nevada
Cyrus Kouandjio, OT, Alabama
Gabe Jackson, OG, Mississippi St
Jack Mewhort, OT, Ohio St
Troy Niklas, TE, Notre Dame
Antonio Richardson, OT, Tennessee
Jace Amaro, TE, Texas Tech
Austin Seferian-Jenkins, TE, Washington
C.J. Fiedorowicz, TE, Iowa
Rashaad Reynolds, CB, Oregon St
Keith McGill, CB, Utah
Bashaud Breeland, CB, Clemson
Brock Vereen, FS, Minnesota
Dezman Southward, FS Wisconsin
Based on the best available players, unless the Bills make a trade, I can see them going offensive tackle or tight end at this point. The available safeties and cornerbacks at this point would be late 3rd rounds and maybe early fourths at this point.
We may see a DT taken by the Bills as well but I think that would only be if the Bills’ guy is not there when the 41st comes up or even when their 3rd round comes up, especially with the possibility of losing Dareus for the first couple games.