5 Worst-Case Scenarios for Buffalo Bills’ First-Round Draft Pick

Buffalo Bills' Worst-Case 1st Round Draft Scenarios

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The Buffalo Bills have the No. 9 pick in the 2014 NFL Draft. The team can go in many directions in the first round – offensive line, wide receiver, tight end, safety or linebacker. The Bills can also trade up or down. Keeping all of this in mind, here are five scenarios that could cause Bills fans to rip their hair out.

5. Trade Down, Miss Player the Team Covets and Panic

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5. Trade Down, Miss Player the Team Covets and Panic

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In 2013, Buffalo was able to trade down in the first round and still get the player the front office wanted – quarterback E.J. Manuel. What happens if the Bills trade back again, but this time the player desired is taken before the team picks? Worst case is the Bills panic, don't have a backup plan and draft someone like Carlos Hyde or Troy Niklas. Hopefully the Bills have a backup plan.

4. Draft a WR at No. 9 Other Than Sammy Watkins or Mike Evans

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4. Draft a WR at No. 9 Other Than Sammy Watkins or Mike Evans

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The wide receiver group is deep this year. Teams will find value in the second and third rounds. However, there is a difference between the game-changing ability of Sammy Watkins and Mike Evans and the rest of the group. Bills fans would be furious if the team choose someone like Allen Robinson or Kelvin Benjamin with the ninth pick.

3. Draft a TE at No. 9

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3. Draft a TE at No. 9

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The Bills need a play-making tight end, and draft analysts differ on the talent in this year's group. Most feel that Eric Ebron is the best of the lot, but not a top 10 value. Burning the ninth pick on a player who is not a surefire bet to be that playmaker could get the 2014 draft off to a bad start.

2. Drafting a QB at No. 9

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2. Drafting a QB at No. 9

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Manuel was selected with the 16th pick in last year's draft. But what if Buffalo selected Johnny Manziel, Teddy Bridgewater or Blake Bortles at No. 9? Sure Manuel had an injury-riddled season and the backups are undrafted free agents -- not exactly a group that would make Bills fans forget Jim Kelly. Even so, drafting another signal caller in the first round would probably cause a riot at One Bills Drive in Buffalo.

1. Trade Up for Jadeveon Clowney

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1. Trade Up for Jadeveon Clowney

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Buffalo has been rumored as a trade partner with the Houston Texans to acquire the No. 1 pick. Would the team select Jadeveon Clowney? The Bills would give up multiple picks to get a player with a questionable work ethic. Pairing Clowney, who allegedly takes plays off, with a team that hasn't made the playoffs in 14 years is a recipe for disaster. This is the ultimate worst-case scenario for the Buffalo Bills.


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