The votes are in and with the seventh pick in the 2013 NFL Draft the Arizona Cardinals select Geno Smith, QB, WVU.
Next we address the #8 pick in the draft - The Buffalo Bills are on the clock.
#8 Buffalo Bills. Needs - QB, LB, WR. The Bills were a bit of an enigma in 2012. Their D-line was supposed to be, if not the best, one of the best in the NFL, and was supposed to be at the forefront of a rejuvenated defense. They were the hot pick by "experts" to make a playoff run and possibly even challenge the Pats for AFC East supremacy in 2012. Oops. Instead the Bills finished 31st in rush defense, 26th in points allowed (27 per game), 24th in turnovers forced (21), and 18th in sacks (36). They finished ranked a respectable 10th against the pass, but how much of that was because they were so poor versus the run that teams didn't have to pass on them too much isn't clear. The offensive side of the ball was a mixed bag, with a potent rushing attack that finished 6th in the NFL offset by a passing offense that finished 25th in the NFL. The Bills averaged 21.5 points per game for the season, which ranked 21st in the League. Outside of Stevie Johnson the WR corps is nothing special. It's clear that the weak armed and interception prone Ryan Fitzpatrick is not the long term answer at QB. The MLB position needs to be addressed as well. Maybe this is the spot for Manti Te'o? Or is it Mike Glennon, as Mel Kiper suggests? Perhaps Keenan Allen? Do the Bills take Warmack as a replacement for free agent G Andy Levitre? You're the GM, you decide.
Picks so far:
#1 Kansas City Chiefs - Luke Joeckel, OT, Texas A&M
#3 Oakland Raiders - Star Lotulelei, DT, Utah
#4 Philadelphia Eagles - Damontre Moore, DE, Texas A&M
#5 Detroit Lions - Dee Milliner, CB, Alabama
#6 Cleveland Browns - Jarvis Jones, LB, Georgia
#7 Arizona Cardinals - Geno Smith, QB, WVU