Three possible Bills

April, 23, 2012
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This week the AFC East blog continues its look at three potential draft prospects for each division team. On Monday we look at the Buffalo Bills, who hold the No. 10 overall pick.

Prospect No. 1: Iowa OT Riley Reiff

Why: The Bills are in a bit of an odd spot. The team's biggest need is a franchise left tackle, but there are concerns about Reiff as a top-10 pick. Buffalo may be reaching a little if it takes Reiff at No. 10. Most scouts think he can be a solid left tackle, but his ceiling isn't that high. Perhaps Chris Hairston can be the full-time starter at left tackle. Buffalo general manager Buddy Nix is known to go with the best available player. So Reiff isn't a lock.

Prospect No. 2: Boston College LB Luke Kuechly

Why: Kuechly is a safe prospect that most teams like. He can be plugged into any defense and make an impact. Buffalo could make a play for Kuechly, who would look nice behind the Bills’ revamped defensive line of Mario Williams, Kyle Williams, Mark Anderson and Marcell Dareus. The Carolina Panthers also are a possibility for Kuechly at No. 9.

Prospect No. 3: Notre Dame WR Michael Floyd

Why: Similar to Reiff, this may be a slight case of overdrafting. Floyd could be a nice fit in Buffalo’s offense next to No. 1 receiver Steve Johnson. But is Floyd a top-10 pick? I’m not a big fan of taking receivers in the top 10, especially if he’s not the top-rated player at that position. Trading down is another option for Buffalo.

Tuesday we will look at the Miami Dolphins. Also see three possible New York Jets from Sunday.

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ESPN Miami Dolphins reporter

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