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RD 1, Pick 23: CB Kaiir Elam, Florida


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8 minutes ago, Simon said:

 

Cuz they gave up a guy that had about a 25% chance of even making this team?

 

C'mon now.

 

It's unusual for a 4th rounder to not make a roster.......ANY roster......it's a valuable pick.

 

See Gabe Davis and Taron Johnson.......only 4th round picks they've made under Beane.

 

It doesn't make the draft a disaster but in the decade of drafts prior to this one....... the Bills have traded away A LOT of their 4th round picks..........but when they used them more often than not they drafted starters like Gabe and Taron and Nigel Bradham and D'Norris (the finkasaurus) Searcy.   Plus that LSU corner Ron Brooks,  who was quite a good player for them.

 

 

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17 minutes ago, 78thealltimegreat said:

Do you want me to go over this again? They have a starting guard on a 1 year contract…they have a starting receiver on a 1 year contract…they have no rb under contract after this year…they have no TE under contract after this year…🙄🙄🙄🙄🙄🙄🙄🙄

Well it is a good thing those players are all under contract right. And that the NFL doesn’t say you cannot add players ever again so once contracts expire you cannot backfill. 

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21 minutes ago, Buffalo_Stampede said:

Mel Kiper nailed our pick. 

Mel also nailed the Josh Allen pick in 2018...when nearly everyone was saying that Josh Rosen was the better prospect. 

 

If some think the complaining about this pick and giving up a 4th is bad. Go back and look at that 2018 Josh Allen thread. The bleating was biblical. 

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9 minutes ago, ExWNYer said:

 

He was pumped and very excited during his Zoom presser. Said he felt a special connection on his pre-draft visit to Buffalo. Also said he wasn't the first defensive player taken so that is extra motivation for him. Seems like a very levelheaded kid. Beane said Kaiir's personality reminded them of Tre.

let me put a PS:

 

If MY kid were drafted in the first round by ANY team I doubt my first or even 2nd reaction would be regret over for he not playing for my ex team.

 

Dad is surely going to be outfitted in BILLS colors and it will be with total pleasure and pride very very soon!~!~!!!!!

 

and Kaiir too, what an honor, he gets it. GO BILLS

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Sanity prevails. Excellent speed too. I read that he needs a little coaching up, but he's coming to DB University. Elite athletic skills. Now OL and RB and a WR on day, I hope. I predict we draft a punter on day 3. We also need a Sam LB, but that's not urgent.

 

I was expecting Booth, but I trust OBD on this pick.

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5 minutes ago, BADOLBILZ said:

 

C'mon now.

 

It's unusual for a 4th rounder to not make a roster.......ANY roster......it's a valuable pick.

 

 

 

I was being a smartass, but I would guess that a 4th rounder at that camp may well be fighting for a practice squad spot this year.

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1 minute ago, Ecmic82 said:

I think the Titans could’ve been the third team vying for one of the two cornerbacks. Would explain the Chiefs move, and the Titans’ subsequent trade back following the Bills pick. The Titans have two 4th round picks, neither better than the Bills though.

Good take. Some people here are only focused on Dallas as the team we jumped in front of, but that’s myopic at best. These GMs aren’t shy about telling each other who’s calling who with what offers. Beane may or may not have been concerned with Dallas, but there were other teams on the phone with the Ravens inquiring about pick 23 I guarantee it. And I think your hunch about the Titans is spot on.

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So the people who said to take corner with our first pick, please stand up. Salute to y'all. It's a great move. I predicted this too and got attacked here for that from some idiot who wanted WR with our first pick.

 

We get the last laugh. Defense is a need; a big one. We can always take WR/RB later in the draft even though we traded away our 4th round pick.

 

Remember 13 seconds?

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1 minute ago, BADOLBILZ said:

 

C'mon now.

 

It's unusual for a 4th rounder to not make a roster.......ANY roster......it's a valuable pick.

 

See Gabe Davis and Taron Johnson.......only 4th round picks they've made under Beane.

 

It doesn't make the draft a disaster but in the decade of drafts prior to this one....... the Bills have traded away A LOT of their 4th round picks..........but when they used them more often than not they drafted starters like Gabe and Taron and Nigel Bradham and D'Norris (the finkasaurus) Searcy.   Plus that LSU corner Ron Brooks,  who was quite a good player for them.

 

Right?! Beane can't be trusted to use a 4th round pick to move up because BEANE makes great 4th round draft picks. 

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It was rumored after the draft last year that Eric Stokes was going to be the pick but he went at 29 to the Packers.  Maybe Beane didn't want to see something similar happen again.  Just throwing it out there.

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YOU DRAFT STARTERS in the first 2 rounds. Hitting on a pick in the 4th who comes in and is an immediate contributor in a SB window is such a small chance statistically. Who is the 4th rounder displacing? We moved up to secure a presumed CB2 and solidified the secondary. Our 4th rounder is LATE, I cannot believe the complete mental breakdowns here by grown men over a 4th rounder. You want to recoup a 4th rounder, trade a 6th and Cody Ford. Some of you need to settle down. I have complete faith in McDermott's ability to turn this kid into a stud. 

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3 minutes ago, Nihilarian said:

Mel also nailed the Josh Allen pick in 2018...when nearly everyone was saying that Josh Rosen was the better prospect. 

 

If some think the complaining about this pick and giving up a 4th is bad. Go back and look at that 2018 Josh Allen thread. The bleating was biblical. 

 

To be fair though, missing on a fairly late 1st round DB isn't as catastrophic as missing on a top 10 QB for the fate of a franchise

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9 minutes ago, Bruffalo said:

I know what you're trying to say, but re-read that sentence and tell me it makes sense.

 

Beane used the 2020 first round pick to get Diggs, so you're objectively wrong about that. Green Bay hasn't hit really on any WR draft picks, we have with Davis. We've signed decent FA depth historically as well, while Green Bay has certainly had more trouble than this.

 

It sounds like to me that you're having a tantrum instead of thinking about this logically.

 

 

My mistake he’s using the Carolina Panthers model with Can Newton 

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