Are you a glass half-full or glass half-empty type of person? Our fan-led Mock Draft has gone off the board a bit with Jimmy Clausen heading to Cleveland and Tim Tebow jumping all the way to No. 8 for Oakland. The problem there for Buffalo is that the quarterback class, at least in terms of first-round talent, is bone dry. Colt McCoy's a second-rounder at best and there certainly isn't another guy worthy of a top-10 pick.
So that means that Buffalo will have to wait to find a quarterback -- it also means Bills fans have to deal with the lackluster competition between Trent Edwards, Ryan Fitzpatrick and Brian Brohm to be starting QB.
But in happier news for the Bills is how this draft has fallen for Buffalo outside the quarterback spot. Sam Bradford, Clausen and Tebow going in the top eight means that guys like Bryan Bulaga, Bruce Campbell, Dez Bryant and Trent Williams are still on the board.
There are plenty of options to choose from, just not in the position that may be the most pressing need in Buffalo.
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Dez Bryant, WR, Oklahoma State: Terrell Owens' brief stop in Buffalo took a right turn into Dudsville, so once again the Bills find themselves in need of a playmaking wide receiver. Well, in this draft, you can't do any better than Bryant. His suspension in the 2009 college football season and a so-so pro day has his worth a bit in question. But put him across from Lee Evans and no matter which QB wins the starting job, the Bills could have a decent passing attack.
Bryan Bulaga, OT, Iowa: Offensive tackles are hugely valuable in the NFL, but just one's come off the board so far -- Oklahoma State's Russell Okung to Washington. So the Bills could have their pick here of Bulaga, Campbell and Williams. On paper, things are pretty neck-and-neck with Bulaga and Williams, but Bulaga might be the safer choice.
Bruce Campbell, OT, Maryland: Campbell's the potential guy in the offensive tackle group. He had a very solid career at Maryland and projects to be a decent left tackle right out of the gate. But he could wind up being a great left tackle. There are some major injury concerns here and he has less than two full seasons' worth of starts under his belt at the collegiate level.
Rolando McClain, LB, Alabama: Plain and simple, the Bills need to add talent and depth to their linebacking corps, especially as they prepare to switch from a 4-3 to a 3-4. McClain's the best LB in the 2010 draft class. He's not a rush linebacker -- he'd play on the inside in that scheme, which could make him a bit of a reach this high, but there's no doubting his ability.
Dan Williams, DT, Tennessee: Once you pick your way past the Suh-McCoy two-headed DT monster at the top of the draft, you're left with Williams quietly lurking. Here's the thing, though: Williams is a totally different player than Suh and McCoy. Whereas those two are spectacular pass rushers, Williams excels as a run-stuffer. He has the ability to stand up a line and clog the middle. That's something that Kansas City could desperately use.
Trent Williams, OT, Oklahoma: The third in the OT trio that Buffalo would have to consider here, given what's happened thus far. Williams' stock is on the rise as the draft approaches, and his combination of potential and past performance could shoot him into the top-10. One issue is that he's only had one season as a starter at left tackle, which is where he'd obviously be more valuable for the Bills.
|1.||St. Louis Rams||Sam Bradford||QB||Oklahoma|
|2.||Detroit Lions||Ndamukong Suh||DT||Nebraska|
|3.||Tampa Bay Bucs||Gerald McCoy||DT||Oklahoma|
|4.||Washington Redskins||Russell Okung||OT||Oklahoma St.|
|5.||Kansas City Chiefs||Eric Berry||S||Tennessee|
|6.||Seattle Seahawks||C.J. Spiller||RB||Clemson|
|7.||Cleveland Browns||Jimmy Clausen||QB||Notre Dame|
|8.||Oakland Raiders||Tim Tebow||QB||Florida|