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  1. 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!
  2. 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.