Thursday, March 6, 2014
McShay Mock 3.0: Bills
By Matt Williamson
Todd McShay's third NFL mock draft for 2014 is out on ESPN Insider today. The Bills could go numerous directions with this pick and are another team to potentially trade out. Buffalo needs a right tackle and probably a guard as well up front. The Bills also could use an EJ Manuel-friendly option at wide receiver or tight end to add even more explosive elements to what is already a very speedy group of skill players.
Buffalo would surely love to land local product in Khalil Mack or could go in several directions to add to the back half of their defense. Trading down a few slots and just taking what is remaining might make the most sense for the Bills.
Whom does McShay have the Bills drafting at No. 9? Let's take a look :
9. Buffalo Bills: OT Jake Matthews, Texas A&M
UNC tight end Eric Ebron would be an interesting pick here, as would Texas A&M receiver Mike Evans, because both guys are big-play weapons in the passing game with their size and ball skills. Both of whom would help young QB EJ Manuel. But I think in this scenario they'd go with a guy who can help protect Manuel in Matthews. He is versatile enough to play either tackle spot, and he's a great value here as one of the top 10 and maybe one of the top five prospects in this draft.