Well, that was quite the exhilarating night, wasn’t it? You knew the first round was going to be zany when the Bears traded up ONE spot to grab Trubisky at No. 2.
This was followed by three WRs and two RBs being taken within the first 9 picks. For a draft that was supposedly going to be all about the defensive players, offense ruled the roost early.
Then we get to Buffalo’s pick at 10 and, as was rumored earlier in the day, Buffalo swung a deal with Kansas City and got a pretty good return: the 27th pick and a third rounder this year, and a first rounder next year. While I see some fans not pleased with what the Bills got in return, every analyst I have read and heard thinks Buffalo made out quite well.
So, what will the Bills do for an encore on Day 2? Let’s take a look.
The Bills (it is so hard not to say we) still need a WR, LB and OT. With those needs, there is still talent available. The position that may be toughest to draft tonight, however, is OT.
As many pundits have said throughout the previous 2-3 months, this year’s OL class is weak, which was proven last night when the first OL taken was Bolles at 20. Cam Robinson is still available and if somehow he falls to us in the second, we should take him and solidify the RT position. Outside of him, however, I don’t think we should take an OL until Day 3. The talent simply isn’t there this year.
If he isn’t there, a LB like Zach Cunningham would be ideal, because as I noted in my positional breakdown before the draft, Humber and Alexander don’t exactly inspire confidence as starting OLBs. Ryan Anderson has the football intelligence, but may be a bit too slow for McDermott’s liking.
Wide receiver, thankfully, is pretty deep and will most likely be pushed into the third round. Some targets the Bills could look at include: Zay Jones, JuJu Smith-Schuster and Cooper Kupp (my favorite coming in as a Day 2 steal).
Also, keep an eye out for Budda Baker, Marcus Maye, Malik McDowell, Kevin King (I don’t think we are done at CB yet), Quincy Wilson and Teez Tabor.
What say you, BillsMafia? Are you ready for some Day 2 Draft excitement?
Editor’s Babble: Thanks again to Lawrence for his contributions to our blog. You can follow him on Twitter @AceReporter1912.