AFC East: Bruce Campbell

McShay: Draft could turn on Buffalo's pick

April, 7, 2010
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ESPN draft analyst Todd McShay believes the Buffalo Bills own the pivotal pick in the upcoming draft.

The Bills hold the ninth selection, and that's where McShay predicts Notre Dame quarterback Jimmy Clausen will be in the spotlight.

McShay forecasts the Washington Redskins will begin a run of offensive tackles with Oklahoma State's Russell Okung at No. 4. The Bills happen to need one of those. But four of the tackles (Okung, Iowa's Bryan Bulaga, Rutgers' Anthony Davis and Maryland's Bruce Campbell) might already be off the board by the time the Bills are put on the clock.

Will there be a tackle worth taking over Clausen?

"Here's where it gets interesting: No. 9. This is the spot," McShay says. "If you're in the Clausen camp, you have to hope that these four offensive tackles come off the board.

"I think the Bills should go with an offensive tackle, but if all four are off the board, then I think Jimmy Clausen finally comes off the board at No. 9. That seems to be the spot. If not, it could be a long fall for him."

McShay then explains Clausen could plummet because teams in the bottom half of the draft have much greater needs than quarterback, creating a situation similar to the one former Notre Dame quarterback Brady Quinn experienced in 2007.

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Your AFC East pre-combine mocktacular

February, 24, 2010
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Since I'm on my way to Indianapolis to spend five days at the NFL scouting combine, I thought it would be a good time to check what the mocksters are thinking about the AFC East.

This will be the last round of projections before the players get jabbed with sticks, scouts fall in love with sleepers, a blue-chipper or two slips and everybody begins to second guess their research.

In a pre-combine AFC East mock roundup, we get the latest forecasts from ESPN's Mel Kiper Insider and Todd McShay Insider, Sports Illustrated's Don Banks, NFL.com analyst Bucky Brooks, FanHouse.com editor Chris Burke, Richard Lines of UniversalDraft.com, Rob Rang and Chad Reuter at CBSSports.com and Buffalo News reporter Allen Wilson.

No. 9 Buffalo Bills

  • Kiper's pick: Russell Okung, Oklahoma State tackle
  • McShay's pick: Sam Bradford, Oklahoma quarterback
  • Banks' pick: Jimmy Clausen, Notre Dame quarterback
  • Brooks' pick: Bryan Bulaga, Iowa tackle
  • Burke's pick: Jimmy Clausen, Notre Dame quarterback
  • Lines' pick: Dan Williams, Tennessee defensive tackle
  • Rang's pick: Jimmy Clausen, Norte Dame quarterback
  • Reuter's pick: Bryan Bulaga, Iowa tackle
  • Wilson's pick: Bryan Bulaga, Iowa tackle
No. 12 Miami Dolphins

  • Kiper's pick: Rolando McClain, Alabama inside linebacker
  • McShay's pick: Rolando McClain, Alabama inside linebacker
  • Banks' pick: Rolando McClain, Alabama inside linebacker
  • Brooks' pick: Sergio Kindle, Texas outside linebacker
  • Burke's pick: Dez Bryant, Oklahoma State receiver
  • Lines' pick: Derrick Morgan, Georgia tech defensive end
  • Rang's pick: Dez Bryant, Oklahoma State receiver
  • Reuter's pick: Dan Williams, Tennessee defensive tackle
  • Wilson's pick: Rolando McClain, Alabama inside linebacker
No. 22 New England Patriots

  • Kiper's pick: Brandon Graham, Michigan outside linebacker
  • McShay's pick: Brandon Graham, Michigan outside linebacker
  • Banks' pick: Sergio Kindle, Texas outside linebacker
  • Brooks' pick: Brandon Graham, Michigan outside linebacker
  • Burke's pick: Dan Williams, Tennessee defensive tackle
  • Lines' pick: Ricky Sapp, Clemson outside linebacker
  • Rang's pick: Jared Odrick, Penn State defensive tackle
  • Reuter's pick: Brandon Graham, Michigan outside linebacker
  • Wilson's pick: Brandon Graham, Michigan outside linebacker
No. 29 New York Jets

  • Kiper's pick: Dan Williams, Tennessee defensive tackle
  • McShay's pick: Arrelious Benn, Illinois receiver
  • Banks' pick: Damian Williams, USC receiver
  • Brooks' pick: Kyle Wilson, Boise State cornerback
  • Burke's pick: Kyle Wilson, Boise State cornerback
  • Lines' pick: Kyle Wilson, Boise State cornerback
  • Rang's pick: Damian Williams, USC receiver
  • Reuter's pick: Kyle Wilson, Boise State cornerback
  • Wilson's pick: Carlos Dunlap, Florida defensive end

Get your AFC East mocks off

February, 11, 2010
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Mock draft season started a few weeks ago. I refused to acknowledge it until the Super Bowl was over, but now that the entire draft order finally has been settled and the next big NFL event is the scouting combine, let's have some fun by periodically checking in on the draftniks.

In the first installment of the AFC East mock roundup, we have the latest projections from ESPN's Todd McShay, Sports Illustrated's Don Banks, Wes Bunting from the National Football Post, Robert Davis from Football's Future, Arizona Republic reporter Bob McManaman, Pro Football Weekly's Nolan Nawrocki, Rob Rang and Chad Reuter at CBSSports.com, FoxSports.com contributor Peter Schrager and Scout.com analyst Chris Steuber.

No. 9 Buffalo Bills

  • McShay's pick: Sam Bradford, Oklahoma quarterback
  • Banks' pick: Jimmy Clausen, Notre Dame quarterback
  • Bunting's pick: Anthony Davis, Rutgers tackle
  • Davis' pick: Anthony Davis, Rutgers tackle
  • McManaman's pick: Anthony Davis, Rutgers tackle
  • Nawrocki's pick: Anthony Davis, Rutgers tackle
  • Rang's pick: Jimmy Clausen, Norte Dame quarterback
  • Reuter's pick: Jimmy Clausen, Norte Dame quarterback
  • Schrager's pick: Sam Bradford, Oklahoma quarterback
  • Steuber's pick: Trent Williams, Oklahoma tackle
No. 12 Miami Dolphins

  • McShay's pick: Rolando McClain, Alabama inside linebacker
  • Banks' pick: Rolando McClain, Alabama inside linebacker
  • Bunting's pick: Brandon Graham, Michigan outside linebacker
  • Davis' pick: Sergio Kindle, Texas outside linebacker
  • McManaman's pick: Brian Price, UCLA defensive tackle
  • Nawrocki's pick: Sergio Kindle, Texas outside linebacker
  • Rang's pick: Dan Williams, Tennessee defensive tackle
  • Reuter's pick: Ricky Sapp, Clemson defensive end
  • Schrager's pick: Dan Williams, Tennessee defensive tackle
  • Steuber's pick: Dez Bryant, Oklahoma State receiver
No. 22 New England Patriots

  • McShay's pick: Brandon Graham, Michigan outside linebacker
  • Banks' pick: Sergio Kindle, Texas outside linebacker
  • Bunting's pick: Jahvid Best, California running back
  • Davis' pick: Jared Odrick, Penn State defensive tackle
  • McManaman's pick: Brandon Spikes, Florida linebacker
  • Nawrocki's pick: Golden Tate, Notre Dame receiver
  • Rang's pick: Jared Odrick, Penn State defensive tackle
  • Reuter's pick: Brandon Spikes, Florida linebacker
  • Schrager's pick: Bruce Campbell, Maryland tackle
  • Steuber's pick: Brandon Spikes, Florida linebacker
No. 29 New York Jets

  • McShay's pick: Arrelious Benn, Illinois receiver
  • Banks' pick: Damian Williams, USC receiver
  • Bunting's pick: Arrelious Benn, Illinois receiver
  • Davis' pick: Patrick Robinson, Florida State cornerback
  • McManaman's pick: Jared Odrick, Penn State defensive tackle
  • Nawrocki's pick: Demaryius Thomas, Georgia Tech receiver
  • Rang's pick: Damian Williams, USC receiver
  • Reuter's pick: Trent Williams, Oklahoma tackle
  • Schrager's pick: Kyle Wilson, Boise State cornerback
  • Steuber's pick: Dan Williams, Tennessee defensive tackle

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