Posts Tagged ‘Mock Drafts’

Buffalo Bills 7-Round Mock Draft, Pre-Combine

Wednesday, February 11th, 2015
If the Bills look for a defensive end in Round 2, Preston Smith would be a good fit. (Photo: Spruce Derden)

If the Bills look for a defensive end in Round 2, Preston Smith would be a good fit. (Photo: Spruce Derden)

BBD Contributor: Brian Krosky

Now that the 2014-2015 NFL season has officially wrapped up, the Buffalo Bills enter the offseason looking to further improve on their first winning season since 2004 and continue to chase their first playoff birth since the turn of the millennium.

Although free agency has yet to begin and players can leave the Bills or sign with them, this year’s draft is vital to continue their progress in the fight to dethrone the New England Patriots atop the AFC East.

After trading up to select Clemson wide receiver Sammy Watkins in last year’s draft, the Bills find themselves without a first- or fourth-round pick this year. Despite Watkins’ rookie success, the deal has been scrutinized due to the production that wide receivers selected later in the draft have had, as the 2014 class of wide receivers could end up being one of the best ever.

That said, the Bills are in possession of an extra fifth-round draft pick that they received in a trade with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, from whom they received that pick and a 2014 seventh-round pick in exchange for a 2014 fifth-round pick.

Not having a first-round pick could hurt the Bills, especially if they wanted to try to make a move and trade up to select one of this year’s top quarterbacks in Oregon’s Marcus Mariota or Florida State’s Jameis Winston. But nonetheless, the Bills should be able to select players this year that can fill positions of need and be developed to contribute.

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2014 NFL Mock Draft: Round 4 Projections

Saturday, May 10th, 2014

Clemson defensive back Bashaud Breeland, a potential Buffalo Bills target, shouldn’t be on the board long in Round 4. (Photo: Joshua Kelly — USA Today Sports)

BBD Editor: Dan Hope

It’s the final day of the 2014 NFL draft, and Day 3 is typically the most unpredictable of all. Players who were projected to be drafted higher often tend to continue falling for one reason or another, while teams will start to stump even some of the most educated media draftniks with hidden small-school gems.

Even so, there’s plenty of talent still on the draft board, and there’s players at positions across the board who would seemingly be great fits for specific teams in Round 4.

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2014 NFL Mock Draft: Day 2 Projections

Friday, May 9th, 2014

Derek Carr is still on the board on Day 2, but he shouldn’t be there for long. (Photo: Kirby Lee — USA Today Sports)

BBD Editor: Dan Hope

The first round of the 2014 NFL Draft didn’t go nearly how I projected it would—in fact, only Jadeveon Clowney and Jason Verrett landed in both the team and pick slot that I predicted—but that hasn’t stopped me, apparently in a draft-induced state of lunacy, from updating my projections for all 68 selections to come on Day 2.

The draft only gets harder to project from here on out, especially with some of the enticing that remains on the board, but there are many team/player combinations remaining in the draft that make a great deal of sense.

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Buffalo Bills Mock Drafts: Breaking Down The Team’s Results in Twitter Mocks

Thursday, May 8th, 2014

Could the Bills trade down and still land North Carolina tight end Eric Ebron? It happened in #MockOne. (Photo: Liz Condo — USA Today Sports)

BBD Editor: Dan Hope

I’m never quite sure whether I should consider myself a member of #DraftTwitter—I’ve probably been branded in whether I like it or not—but I do enjoy participating in the online community mock drafts I get invited to participate in each year. I participated in three—#MockOne, #3For3Draft and #StatsMock— that each finished up or at least came close to it as Thursday’s draft approached.

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Dan Hope’s Final 7-Round 2014 NFL Mock Draft

Wednesday, May 7th, 2014

Notre Dame’s Zack Martin is the projected Bills selection in Dan Hope’s final mock draft. (Photo: Joe Camporeale — USA Today Sports)

BBD Editor: Dan Hope

After two additional weeks of speculation, through which many have expressed agony and anxiety, the eve of the 2014 NFL Draft is finally upon us. And yet, even with the extra 14 days to figure it all out, it still seems as though no one—even the teams themselves—really knows what’s going to happen when the draft begins Thursday night at 8 p.m. ET.

Despite everyone’s best efforts, there will ultimately be trades made and players picked throughout the draft at spots no one saw coming. Nonetheless, here is my final shot at educatedly projecting who will go where with all 256 picks of this year’s selection meeting.

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