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Joe Marino/TDN Pre-Combine 7-round Bills mock draft

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Round 1, Pick No.9: Jawaan Taylor, OT, Florida

Round 2, Pick No. 40: JJ Arcega-Whiteside, WR, Stanford

Round 3, Pick No. 75: Isaac Nauta, TE, Georgia

Round 4, Pick No. 106: Beau Benzschawel, IOL, Wisconsin

Round 4, Pick No. 125: Daniel Wise, DT, Kansas

Round 5, Pick No. 137: Terry McLaurin, WR Ohio State

Round 5, Pick No. 148: Blace Brown, CB Troy

Round 6,  Pick No. 168: Darwin Thompson, RB Utah State

Round 7,  Pick No. 203: Ben Banogu, EDGE TCU

Round 7, Pick No. 206: Qadree Ollison, RB Pitt

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Eh.

 

Think they should address the line in FA giving them the opportunity to draft BPA which will most likely be a defensive lineman.

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I dont hate it, but I think we can do better at both WR and TE than this. Our whole draft will be determined by what we do in FA on the o-line.

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Sorry about the font size differences/issues with the C&P. It doesn’t mean anything (ie size doesn’t matter)

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I'd be cool with this draft.

 

Hadn't really looked at Isaac Nauta much until now, but he looks like a stud. Really underutlized in GA's passing game.

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I like this. 

 

I might prefer Samuel in the second, but I do like JAWs. 

 

This is a good pre-FA draft as it does a great job addressing as many needs as possible. I love the Wise and McLaurin picks. 

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5 minutes ago, whatdrought said:

I like this. 

 

I might prefer Samuel in the second, but I do like JAWs. 

 

This is a good pre-FA draft as it does a great job addressing as many needs as possible. I love the Wise and McLaurin picks. 

Which is what th draft isn't for....

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If McLaurin is available in the 5th I, at least, would be surprised.  Mr. McLaurin blew up the Senior Bowl, if I remember correctly.  

 

This draft seem to put the emphasis on the correct areas, while one could argue specifics it has a solid theme and apparent execution of that theme.

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2 minutes ago, ScottLaw said:

Which is what th draft isn't for....

 

That's not true. 

 

The draft is for filling needs within the context of not over-drafting any one position based on need. BPA vs. Need is a stupid conversation because both get you in trouble.

 

BPA = CJ Spiller and trading Marshawn Lynch. 

Need = Christian Ponder as a top ten draft pick. 

 

 

Just now, CNYfan said:

If McLaurin is available in the 5th I, at least, would be surprised.  Mr. McLaurin blew up the Senior Bowl, if I remember correctly.  

 

This draft seem to put the emphasis on the correct areas, while one could argue specifics it has a solid theme and apparent execution of that theme.

 

I thought the same thing... The only thing that could drop him that low would be a showing at the Combine that shows he isn't physically gifted. 

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17 minutes ago, Juice_32 said:

I dont hate it, but I think we can do better at both WR and TE than this. Our whole draft will be determined by what we do in FA on the o-line.

 

I like Nauta, but don't know if he is a game changer with the upside of some of the other TE's in this draft. May be a reach at that spot in the 3rd.

 

He is solid, and I think he will be a dependable blocking and possession-type NFL starter, just don't see him getting separation or high-pointing passes on seem routes.

 

IMO he projects more as the kind of guy that finds soft spots in zones and sits on those.

 

From what I saw of his games he has dependable hands and decent blocking...needs as much work as most TE's coming out.

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8 minutes ago, CNYfan said:

If McLaurin is available in the 5th I, at least, would be surprised.  Mr. McLaurin blew up the Senior Bowl, if I remember correctly.  

 

This draft seem to put the emphasis on the correct areas, while one could argue specifics it has a solid theme and apparent execution of that theme.

He did, but typically that will not move someone up that significantly. Draft grades are already established for teams prior to the SR Bowl and the 5th rd was probably just right for him, if not a bit on the high side. Kiper said he thought he launched himself into round 2 - i just don’t believe that. I do think he will run fast at the combine but at the end of the day all of this post-season/pre-draft stuff had to line up with the tape. And I think he has good tape but not “dominant” tape as a WR. He lacks short area explosiveness though he is fast. Hes a great route runner and has solid hands but his size is very average. His ceiling is probably a #2-3 WR and usually those guys aren’t drafted high. He’s a dominant ST player which helps but i still think he’s a mid rounder looking at the rest of the class.

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Setting the over/under for how many of these players actually get drafted by the Bills firmly at 1.5. 

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1 hour ago, 947 said:

I'd be cool with this draft.

 

Hadn't really looked at Isaac Nauta much until now, but he looks like a stud. Really underutlized in GA's passing game.

So why under utilized?  Not skilled, poor coaching, other?

 

I wonder what changes in the NFL if not outstanding in college.

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Very underwhelming - will be a little disappointed with that draft. Arcega-Whiteside and Nauta appear to be reaches at this point - but I have gone more by experts' draft round grades and havent really seen their actual film or stats. 

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3 minutes ago, IgotBILLStopay said:

Very underwhelming - will be a little disappointed with that draft. Arcega-Whiteside and Nauta appear to be reaches at this point - but I have gone more by experts' draft round grades and havent really seen their actual film or stats. 

In some strange way, I see this as positive reinforcement for these picks..

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6 minutes ago, IgotBILLStopay said:

Very underwhelming - will be a little disappointed with that draft. Arcega-Whiteside and Nauta appear to be reaches at this point - but I have gone more by experts' draft round grades and havent really seen their actual film or stats. 

LOL what?

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19 minutes ago, Chandler#81 said:

In some strange way, I see this as positive reinforcement for these picks..

It would only be positive reinforcement if "this expert" has actually watched the film. But I doubt it since it is a full 7 round mock and it is unlikely he has watched that much film at this stage. It is still early even for a 3-round mock, let alone a 7-round. 

 

 

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2 minutes ago, IgotBILLStopay said:

It would only be positive reinforcement if "this expert" has actually watched the film. But I doubt it since it is a full 7 round mock and it is unlikely he has watched that much film at this stage. It is still early even for a 3-round mock, let alone a 7-round. 

 

 

I like mocks because they are discussion points for various players that the draft guys could see going to the Bills. It’s not expected to be a prediction. I watch a ton of CFB but I’ve never seen a guy like the RB from Utah state or the TE from UGA, it’s a launching pad for some to look into them further.  This guy does watch film,  but again it’s not a prediction of any kind. It’s labeled “pre-combine” and will have several iterations by April. He’s just taking a stab at some players who might fit the needs and scheme of the Bills, according to which rounds they are projected. 

 

Not to be taken seriously, just discussion points 

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40 minutes ago, Jay_Fixit said:

Mocks in February. 

 

Lol

Even more sad is people getting angry over them

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Just now, Misterbluesky said:

Taylor at 9 is possible...then he pulled out the darts.

I think Taylor has to be the most frequently mocked player I’ve seen to the Bills. 

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I am not at all enamored of taking a right tackle that high, especially when we need WR's just as badly. I'd be much happier with Metcalf in the first. We haven't had a WR like that since Eric Moulds. Every team in the league seems to be able to find competent RT's without spending a top ten pick. I rather bet on finding a decent RT in the 2nd or 3rd rounds than finding a game breaking WR that late in the draft. Sure it happens but the odds I think favor prioritizing WR over RT.

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