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Bills Draft 2.0: Rut Roh

Bills Draft 2.0: Rut Roh
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The Draft season is starting up as the Combine is just right around the corner and in a few months the draft will be back.

2nd) Tevin Coleman RB from Indiana

CJ Spiller is most likely gone and the new ground and pound offense will mean lots and lots of running. Fred Jackson at this point is a 3rd down back, Boobie Dixon is more of a short yardage guy and Bryce Brown is still an unknown. Tevin Coleman would be the workhorse back and he is a violent runner who also has breakaway speed.  He needs to improve in his pass blocking and it isn’t the greatest receiver out of the backfied but FredEx can teach him those. Coleman would give the Bills a very solid #1 back who can along with FredEx and Brown give the Bills a lot of threats from the backfield.

3rd) Arie Kouandjio OG from Rawl Tyde

The guards were a weakness for the Bills and while a big reason was due to coaching and the stubborness to stick with the awful Pears, another part was lack of real talent.  Right now they have Cyril who is developing as a guard and Cyrus “The Virus” Kouandijo who was in the doghouse last year and according to Whaley may kick inside to guard. Those two are a better fit for right guard and to get the LG they go with Cyrus’ brother Arie. Arie is a road grader and very physical especially in run blocking. He is a perfect fit for the Greg Roman offense which requires a lot of physical power blocking for the run game. Arie can man the LG position and Cyrus can man the RG position and the Bills will be set at guard. It worked in The Replacements.

5th) Robert Myers OG from Tennessee State

Myers is a big project at guard as although he has the size and talent , his technique needs some refinement but he has the ability to develop into a solid guard. Versatile in college as he has played LT, RT and both guard spots. He could be a developmental piece for the Bills and while he might not start in 2015, he might be a big contributor in 2016.

5th) JT Surratt DT from South Carolina

The new scheme change means that the Bills need more players on the defensive line. Surratt is big at 6’2 310 and is very good against the run. With the Bills needing at least 3 down lineman, they need another starter for the 5 technique. Surratt could be that on run downs or he could be depth.

6th) Blake Bell TE from Oklehoma

The new offense under Roman will require a lot of multiple tight end sets. Right now the Bills have 2 true TEs in Gragg and Chandler and more of an H-Back in Gray. Blake Bell is an interesting player as he started out at QB as the Belldozer and was used as a power runner. Then the coaching staff for some reason fell in love with Trevor Night and moved Bell to TE where he would have a NFL future. Bell is huge at 6’6 260 and his one year as TE showed he is not that bad as a blocker and he is developing as a receiver. His size makes him valuable as a red zone threat but he is quite athletic and can be moved around formation and can even be used as a Wildcat as he is not that bad a runner. He is more of a project player at TE but his upside and physical abilities make him hard to pass up.

7th) Darren Waller WR from Georgia Tech

Waller is huge at 6’6 240 and is that guy who is open when he’s covered. He played in the Georgia Tech offense which meant for the most part he was used as a blocker. When used in the receiving game he was hit or miss as for every big play or tough catch he would have an easy drop. Waller lacks elite speed which means for the most part his catches will be contested. The downsize is he struggles in contested catches as he is hit or miss. He would be a long-term development at WR and could maybe even convert to Joker TE. But his size is appealing and is worth a flyer.

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