Buffalo Bills 2013 NFL Mock Draft, Week 2: 7 Rounds

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Buffalo Bills 2013 NFL Mock Draft, Week 2: 7 Rounds

Buffalo Bills 2013 NFL Mock Draft, Week 2: 7 Rounds
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The 2013 NFL Season has started officially last Tuesday and the Buffalo Bills barely made a dent compared to other teams such as the Miami Dolphins. While there are a lot of Bills fans who have complained about the moves (or lack thereof) the team has made so far. This lack of activity could be due to several reasons including having only around 10 million dollars to spend now after draft picks, not to mention if the Bills want to extend franchise safety Jairus Byrd; it could cost the team about two more million for the future on the defensive side of the ball alone. And on the offensive side of the ball center Eric Wood needs to be brought back as he is the prototypical center with a true nasty punishing side that is rare in generation of football.

This isn’t a year to have a top ten pick as there isn’t super elite talent on the top end like previous seasons, however the second and third round talent could be just as good. Another fascinating thing about this year’s draft is there is no clear cut number one overall pick.

Ideally, for every week this mock draft gets tweaked and altered based on additions and subtractions of team needs especially if a team signs a notable free agent that fills a need. Also this draft will change after college teams have their pro days that will improve a player’s stock possibly up to an entire round in the draft come April.

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First Round - Cordarrelle Patterson, WR Tennessee

First Round - Cordarrelle Patterson, WR Tennessee
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Staying put with the eight overall pick and taking Cordarrelle Patterson would be an excellent pick as he could start day one and be an excellent compliment to Stevie Johnson. The 6' 2" 216 pound wide receiver with blazing 4.4 speed could be the next breakout star at the position.

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Second Round - Kevin Minter, ILB Louisiana State

Second Round - Kevin Minter, ILB Louisiana State
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After signing outside linebacker Manny Lawson, the Buffalo Bills still need an inside linebacker and at pick 41, Minter would be an absolute steal and would be an excellent foil to fellow inside linebacker Kelvin Sheppard and the linebacker corps would be reinforced greatly.

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Third Round - D.J. Swearinger, S South Carolina

Third Round - D.J. Swearinger, S South Carolina
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When people talk about a mean safety, D.J. Swearinger is in that same mold. He is extremely smart and talented whom hits like a mack truck and is a ball hawk. What would also benefit Swearinger and the Bills is that he was college teammates with starting cornerback, Stephon Gilmore with the University of South Carolina Gamecocks.

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Fourth Round - Travis Kelce, TE Cincinnati

Fourth Round - Travis Kelce, TE Cincinnati
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The might be more athletic tight ends in the 2013 NFL Draft, however there isn't one more balanced than Travis Kelce. While he didn't perform at the combine last month, Kelce is extremely talented and has the prototypical tight end frame at 6' 5" 255 lbs. Kelce would have been a second round pick, however he also missed a season due to violating team rules which wasn't clear in what he did.

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Fifth Round - Brad Sorensen, QB Utah State

Fifth Round - Brad Sorensen, QB Utah State
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Brad Sorensen has the perfect size at 6' 4" 230 lbs. and while he didn't go to the biggest school he is considered to have the strongest arm and fastest release of any quarterback in this year's draft. Getting a quarterback that could develop into a franchise quarterback if Sorensen could sit for a season and learn the speed of the game and a team's playbook, he could master it, and turn heads in 2014 and wind up being the steal of the 2013 NFL Draft.

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Sixth Round - Joe Kruger, DE Utah

Sixth Round - Joe Kruger, DE Utah
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The younger brother of Cleveland Browns defensive end Paul Kruger, Joe could live up to the track record his brother has established. While he is considerably bigger than Paul, Joe could be a prototypical 3-4 defensive end and could clog up offensive linemen so faster speed rushers could flourish greatly. Bringing in Kruger would allow Manny Lawson and Mario Williams to cause havoc on this Bills defense.


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