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  1. Bills Mock Draft 1.0

    1) Laviska Shenault Jr., WR, Colorado Bills need a stud outside. In that true X position, Laviska gives us that. Laviska Shenault checks nearly every box you'd want from a high-end wide receiver prospect entering the NFL — minus production. Shenault's physical ability is jaw dropping and should transcend a dysfunctional offense at Colorado. Shenault possesses the explosiveness, physicality, short area quickness, hands and linear speed to become a high volume alpha receiver at the NFL level. He's capable of defeating press on the boundary and should produce immediately. 2) Antoine Winfield Jr., S, Minnesota I think this front office has done a great job of looking at the now need and future need. With Poyer and Hyde contracts coming up in the next year or two, and us probably only hanging on to one of them. I see us taking a guy to make us deeper in the back end and help on special teams. Great front offices aren’t afraid to draft at a non need position. The word that comes to mind when you watch Winfield play is "playmaker." Some defensive backs just try to do their job in terms of batting away passes. Winfield is always looking for his chance to take the ball away, and after that, his immediate though is how he can bring it back for a touchdown. Not every defensive back is wired like that, but Winfield's special teams punt return background lends to that engrained mentality. Winfield has the athleticism to play in both single high and even man coverage roles. His coverage potential is very high because of how well he sees the field, how fast he can break on the ball and how good his ball skills are. He is also a reliable tackler in run support. 3) Thaddeus Moss, TE, LSU Add Moss into a great young talent pool of Dawson Knox and Tommy Sweeney, and we could could be looking at one of the best TE groups in the league. Perfect replacement for Lee Smith. Thaddeus Moss projects as a traditional in-line tight end prospect who will have an opportunity to earn a starting role at the NFL level. The son of legendary receiver Randy Moss, Thaddeus is currently a more effective blocker and wins on the ground game and in pass pro thanks to a dense frame and powerful punches. Not the most explosive athlete, it is difficult to envision a dynamic role in the passing game — but Moss can win against underneath zones and help move the sticks. 4) Zack Moss, RB, Utah A downhill no nonsense runner to replace Gore. Logging three consecutive seasons of over 1,000 rushing yards, at least 5.5 yards per carry and double-digit touchdowns, Moss has been a consistently productive college runner. While his near 800 career touches at Utah are something to be mindful of, the skill set he showcased along the way is an exciting one. In terms of vision, contact balance, power, competitive toughness and footwork, Moss checks the boxes. He isn’t the most twitched up guy in space and he doesn’t have home run speed. With that said, his hands and ability to block makes him a three-down threat. Moss has immediate starter upside in any scheme, but he projects most favorably to a zone scheme. 5) Shaquille Quarterman, LB, Miami Shaq Quarterman is old school! This is a violent hitter in the middle who thrives in run defending and blitzing as a forward playing linebacker who imposes his will on the opposition. Terrific finisher as a tackler and tremendous pop in his pads. His pass coverage contributions will be minimal due to his lack of range, but teams in need of some *THUD* in run support would be wise to scoop him up. Savvy to help mask his physical restrictions but at his core he's an early down LB. 5) Denzel Mims, WR, Baylor I could see us doubling down on WR help. A steady producer for Baylor since 2017, Mims offers intriguing potential as an X or Z receiver in the NFL. For a team searching for physicality, catch radius and ball skills to round out its receiver corps, Mims is an ideal target. With that said, there is room for Mims to grow as a route runner and develop overall consistency with his technique. His natural athleticism provides optimism that he can develop. If he reaches his potential, Mims has the upside to start and be a highly productive weapon for an NFL offense. 6) Chase Lucas, CB, Arizona State Depth in back end, a highly gifted prospect that hasn’t fully put it together yet the McDermott would love to get his hands on, also in the mean time can greatly help on special teams. Although his instincts would serve him well in the slot, he’s probably best suited outside. He will be a vice/gunner on 4th down and projects as a dynamic, game altering kick returner. Getting stronger and more explosive, particularly in his lower body will only highlight his natural physical gifts. The arrow is pointing up on this player as he has not played the cornerback position very long. He’s still a bit raw and can improve and refine his technique. He relies mostly on athleticism, competitiveness and instincts and his best football is undoubtedly ahead of him. Teams that implore a press scheme may value this player more. Defensively, this player reminds me of Casey Heyward with his excellent instincts, ball skills, size, competitiveness, and lack of elite speed. However, Chase is a much better overall athlete and has more value in the kicking game. 6) Jonathan Garvin, Edge, Miami IMPRESSIVE build -- he already looks like an NFL pro. He carries weight well, doesn't appear to be maxed out or taxing himself with the weight he is carrying either. He shows necessary get off to win effectively off the edge and has plenty of developmental upside to continue to grow as a pass rusher and generate more consistent pressure off the edge. He as a big presence in the run game (17 TFL) thanks to his athleticism and quickness in short spaces. Really like where he can go from here with some basic technique additions to his hands. He needs to get much more consistent in effort setting up offensive tackles and creating room to work. He's most consistent pressing the outside shoulder and looking to rip through contact and work outside. There are times in which he gets stuck on blocks and relies on ball carrier cuts to get involved in the play again, he's too complacent to lock out and hold ground instead of reading the block and proactively working into needed real estate. If he can take the next step with his hands he's in line for a monster year. 6) Calvin Throckmorten, OL, Oregon Plays with good technique on the edge and the interior. Does a good job keeping his hands inside. Also does a good job getting his second step in the ground in his “Set”. He has true positional flex and shows the intelligence to play different positions up front. Also displays good instincts to anticipate stunts and games. Has sufficient redirect agility when cross faced. Has a good short set anchor out of a two point stance. Gets sufficient inline vertical push in the run game and shows sufficient pop in his hands. He is a waist bender that needs to improve his flexibility. He plays high and lacks good balance. He is on the ground a lot for a player with the type of upside that he has. While I believe his skill set is probably best suited on the interior, he may not bend well enough (mixed with his good height) to win the leverage battle inside. He struggles to get out of his stance and get to cut off. He doesn’t play with good length on the perimeter. He struggles to engage at the second level in the run game. Align this Mock with a good free agency haul of a Stud DE(Ngakoue), vet LB (Klein) to replace Zo and more competition on the OL and CB. I think we are ready to go places.😁
  2. Mock Off-Season V 1.0

    Hi there, JMillzz21 back with another season of Mock Off-seasons for the Bills, I try to do one a year and I love feedback, (it doesn't matter honestly but I am a High School football coach in the Buffalo area, and I played college football just to give you some insight to where I'm coming from). First this past season for the Bills pretty much went exactly as I predicted it would, which I am completely okay with! Because of past decisions made my our organization, we were in some serious dead cap trouble and needed to get out from under that. This requires a somewhat stripping down of the roster and ridding ourselves of those bad contracts which has gotten us to this point. Now in this position, with around ~$80 million in cap space (after the Lorenzo Alexander and Reid Ferguson resigning), this is a HUGE off-season for the Bills while still having Josh Allen on a rookie contract for the next 4 years to make a Super Bowl run with a loaded roster. I try to make every move we make with the future in mind as well just as Brandon Beane himself would do. First, Our areas the need improvement in my opinion. First I think everyone can agree we need a few upgrades up front on our OL, then playmakers outside at WR and TE are needed. Along with CB help opposite TreDay and some DL additions. Now there are a couple of contracts I'd work to restructure, Star Lotulelei- currently at a $11.5 million cap hit, re-work that with future in mind and give a bonus now for a lower cap hit in the future. Work cap down to ~$8 million a year. LeSean McCoy- again same thing as Star, currently at a ~$9 million cap hit, work that down to somewhere around ~$6 million a year. Next our current free agents, who I'd let walk, resign and cut to become free agents. Charles Clay(Cut)- he has been a huge disappoint here since we've brought him in from Miami. he would be a $4.5 million saving with $4.5 million dead cap hit. Jordan Mills(Walk)- another player that has been a disappointment, need an upgrade at RT. let him walk Vlad Ducasse(Cut)- ANOTHER player that has disappointed, upgrades on the way. Julian Stanford(Cut)- he can go, Low impact for a $1.5 million a year player. Everyone else I would let walk. After these moves we should be up to around ~$93 million in cap space. Free Agents- Trent Brown- 6 years at around 9-10 per year it will take to bring in this massive LT from New England. New England has their RT already locked up in Marcus Cannon and their future LT on the roster in Isiah Wynn that they used a 1st round pick on this past year but was lost due to a ACL tear. Brown is 6'8" 350lbs. tackle that has really impressed this year. This would allow Dion Dawkins to bump inside to LG where I believe he would be Ideal and could be a pro bowl player instead of an average tackle. Mike Iupati- on a 3 year around 6 million per to be our RG. This is a veteran guard that is an excellent run blocker while an average pass blocker. this would not force us to rely on wyatt teller's progression and let him learn for another year. Ha-Ha Clinton-Dix- on a 5 year deal around 7-8 per. In the current NFL 3 safeties makes your defense extremely multiple and McDermott will love the possibilities. LA Chargers this year ran defenses this year with 8 DBs on field allowing to play against these RPO plays better. This would allow us to have Ha-Ha, Poyer and Hyde on the field at all times to make our defense fast and multiple. Jason Verrett- 5 year deal around 7 per. Our new CB opposite Tre White has had some misfortune with injuries but is a very good player when available. Would fit excellent in our Zone defense because of familiarity and being a good tackler. Jared Cook- 3 year deal around 8 per. Upgrade at TE. Croom still as the #2 gives us the ability to wait on drafting one and not reaching on a TE. Golden Tate- 3 year deal at around 8-9 per. Big upgrade to lead our WR group that needs more playmakers. Good downfield and RAC option that will make us more explosive. Frank Clark- 6 year 11-12 per. Stud DE to be opposite Hughes and would give us the ability to have Shaq lawson and trent murphy as depth to make our pass rush one of the best in the league. Will Compton- 3 year - 2-3 per. reserve LB to become deeper at the position. This leaves us at around ~$25-30 million left based on signing bonuses. Sets us up to be okay in the future as well plus signing draft picks. NFL Draft. TRADE*** 9 will be a hot area for QB needy teams needing to trade up. This instance we trade with Washington to move back to 15 so they can go select their QB. We receive 15, 2nd rounder and their 3rd rounder. 1st-(15) Dalton Risner, RT, Kansas State. Dude is a stud, would slide in perfectly on the right side and has potential to be a yearly Pro Bowler. 2nd-(40) Garret Bradbury, C, NC State. Another stud with everything I've seen. would start Day 1. former TE , really athletic and smart. 2nd-(46) Dexter Lawrence, DT, Clemson. Questions around suspension in CFB playoffs and how the deep the DL is in this draft could have him fall into our lap at this point. Another stud 3rd-(74) Deebo Samuel, WR, South Carolina. Great route runner, with good RAC ability. perfect WR to come in and learn from Golden Tate. 3rd-(76) Jaquan Johnson, S, Miami. I think Siran Neal was a miss for us, this gives us a prospect in an area of depth. 4th-(105) Caleb Wilson, TE, UCLA. TE prospect with good potential. No pressure could come in as 3rd TE. 4th-(126) Dakota Allen, LB, Texas Tech. LB with good potential and helps depth. 5th-(136) David Sills, WR, West Virginia. Big physical WR prospect 5th-(147) Dexter Williams, RB, ND. Tough runner with good speed. Have been linked to at Senior Bowl. 6th-(167) Alex Bars, OT/OG, ND. Depth on OL with decent potential. Most likely projects at OG. 7th-(201) Blace Brown, CB, Troy. Depth at CB with decent potential. Let me know what you think!
  3. JMillzz21's First GM Mock

    Hey BillsMafia, Now with the Super Bowl/Pro Bowl/Senior Bowl festivities wrapped up. I think this is a great time to go ahead and start the Mock Draft/Mock GM Season! First I wanna congratulate the Philadelphia Eagles on a FANTASTIC Super Bowl performance and win. I believe this is the defining year of McBeane and Co's running of the organization. That being said I believe this is the year we draft our QB higher then any other time in our franchises history. Buffalo Trades 2018 #21, #22, 2019's 1st round, 4th round picks and Cordy Glenn to the NY Giants. We receive #2 Overall, 3rd and 6th round picks in 2018. Alright so... trading both firsts this year and next year is a guarantee to be able to move up in that range of picks. What Cordy Glenn does is give us the capability to not have to trade any of our other picks and helps get us a return of a 3rd and a 6th this year. Cordy Glenn is still a young, above average, starting LT in this league and the Giants are a disaster upfront.The Gettleman-Beane connection is an easy one to make as well to help make this trade happen. (Beane worked under Gettleman in Carolina) Also multiple reports about how Gettleman is a believer of Eli Manning still having something in the tank, I think this isn't one of those draft smokescreen strategies, instead I believe this is an invitation for someone to trade up to that spot. The Giants were struck HARD by the injury bug this past year losing all 3 starting receivers in the first couple weeks along with multiple defensive stars. I believe Gettleman goes with the Win-Now strategy and bolsters the Giants OL with Glenn and also with 2 firsts now they are able to address they're second and third weakest positions LB and a starting safety opposite Landon Collins. Also the 1st next year allows the Giants ability, if they are putrid again in 2018, to move up and get they're future QB 1 next year. Sorry for so much Giants strategy but in these trades I think it is imperative to understand why another team would make this kind of move and how it all makes sense. Next is Tyrod... Bills trade Tyrod Taylor to Denver for pick 105 in the 4th round. The Denver Broncos are in a tough spot, they have very little to no cap room and are in desperate need of a QB. What we have heard so much to this point is Kirk Cousins to Denver. It would be extremely hard to make that happen for Denver, would probably include cutting or trading away a lot of talented players with decent contracts to open up room. Even with that, that might not be enough, my prediction is Kirk signs with the Jets and Denver ends up going in on a rookie QB at 5. But seeing the past couple QB draft picks of Denver's success, a bridge QB is a likely move by them for insurance. This is were Tyrod Taylor comes into play. So with the Bills now updated Draft Picks list. 1st-#2 2nd-#53, #56 3rd- #66, #96 4th-#105, #117 5th- #149, #157 6th- #162 Now, Lets move onto Bills in house off-season moves. First lets talk Restructure candidates(Converts base salary to the minimum)- Jerry Hughes- (Current Cap Hit of ~ $10.4 Million) new cap hit ~ $7.5 million Richie Incognito- (Current Cap Hit of ~ $7.5 Million) new cap hit ~ $5 million Charles Clay- (Current Cap Hit of ~ $9 Million) new cap hit ~ $7 million Cuts- Eric Wood- saves ~ $3 million Lorenzo Alexander- saves ~ $2.5 million Jordan Mills- saves ~ $2 million Vlad Ducasse- saves ~ $1.5 million Resign- Kelvin Benjamin- 5yr Deal, $8 million per Kyle Williams(if he decided not to retire)-1 yr, $5 million EJ Gaines- 4yr deal, $7.5 million per Nick O'Leary- 3yr, $2.5 million per Eddie Yarbrough- 3 yr, $2.5 million per Leonard Johnson- 2 yr $1.25 million per Seantrel Henderson- 2 yr $1.25 million per Deonte Tompson- 1yr $1.25 million Okay now with all these moves the Buffalo Bills finish with approximately ~ $36 million in cap space. Free agent Signings- Andrew Norwell G from Carolina- 5yr deal $8 million per (Carolina familiarity, been a terrific guard last 2 yrs, didnt let up a sack this yr at all) Star Lotulelei DT from Carolina- 4 yr deal $7.5 million per (McBeane love their Carolina players, Good player in a positional need) Albert Wilson WR from KC- 3 yr deal $4.5 million per (Speed threat downfield, also great special teams player) Derek Anderson form Carolina- 2 yr deal $3.5 million per (Vet backup for rookie QB, another Carolina player) Nigel Bradham from Philly- 4yr deal $7 million per (Former Bill, Great fit in McDermott's scheme, also great special teamer) This leaves the Bills from here with about ~ $8 million in cap space left for Rookies. THE DRAFT #2- Josh Rosen, QB, UCLA- 6'4" 220lbs. Prototypical NFL QB, Big, Strong Armed, Accurate, Ran Pro-style system in college. Round 2- #53- Leighton Vander Esch, LB, Boise State 6'4" 220 lbs. Speed, quickness, smart and tough is just a few words to describe Leighton. Reminds me of a bigger Kiko Alonso when we drafted him. McDermott gets his stud Inside linebacker here. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Uohb0_zIEA #56- Simmie Cobbs Jr., WR, Indiana 6'4" 195lbs. Big, Physical, playmaking WR that would start opposite Kelvin Benjamin outside and would allow Zay Jones to become primarily a slot threat. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0dPU-W08Ykc Round 3- #66- Brian O'Neill, OT, Pitt 6'6" 300lbs. RT to play opposite Dion Dawkins, good run and pass protection player. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w-y-DHKahkY #96- Frank Ragnow, C, Arkansas 6'5" 320lbs. Tough, smart, physical player. Eric Wood Replacement. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JQhwWa55dyk Round 4- #105- Tyquan Lewis, DE, Ohio State 6'3" 260lbs. Fast, edge rusher. Need more depth at the position. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NXHoORARxTw #117- Royce Freeman, RB, Oregon 5'11" 235lbs. Big Physical back that has explosion and is a good receiver. Great complement to Shady McCoy. RB class is loaded this year, lot of good backs in later rounds. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XHw9b6bQhz8 Round 5- #149- Troy Fumagalli, TE, Wisconsin. 6'6" 250lbs. Sleeper Stud TE prospect. Came from a running system in Wisconsin so can block. great catch radius. More Depth at TE. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ij-aatDdBpQ #157- Justin Jones, DT, NC State. 6'2" 320lbs. Powerful run stopping DT. Depth at needed position. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FKKZyVTu6N8 Round 6- #162- Dominick Sanders, S/CB, Georgia. 6'0" 200lbs. safety depth and slot corner depth. need 3rd safety in todays NFL. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jl5HDFSOzzM Open to criticism.. just have a point behind it, not I don't like it.