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    Re: 2022 draft

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    Re: 2022 draft

    Quote Originally Posted by DraftBoy View Post
    OT, OG, OC have to be the focuses, you could probably use 5 picks on those positions and not worry about it being too much. That’s how bad the OL is.

    Doubt they do DT since they will likely resign Oliver and look to add a FA to cover Star’s role. As for MLB, I don’t think they’re going to let Edmunds walk, so doubt that’s a high pick either.

    If I had to guess at a potential by round draft strategy I’d say:
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    He’s going to be a top 1 or 2 pick, but Hutchinson’s lateral quickness as a DE has not looked good tonight at all.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DraftBoy View Post
    He’s going to be a top 1 or 2 pick, but Hutchinson’s lateral quickness as a DE has not looked good tonight at all.
    Reading thoughts from some draft analysts I trust this morning, plenty of people having questions about Hutchinson after last night's game.

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    I bet nobody is having questions about Nakobe Dean.
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    Quote Originally Posted by YardRat View Post
    I bet nobody is having questions about Nakobe Dean.
    That would be a big 10-4.

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    Quote Originally Posted by YardRat View Post
    I bet nobody is having questions about Nakobe Dean.
    Have not seen him play, only read about him. What about his size ? 6'0, 225 doesn't seem real robust for the pro game, and I've read his frame doesn't look like he can add more muscle mass.

    It's probably academic though because I somehow don't see them moving on from Edmundser, no matter how I feel about it.

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    Re: 2022 draft

    I have held the thought for the last couple of years that a true LB is almost extinct, due to the passing game taking flight. Lots of teams look like they have only 1 on the field in many sets. That would be Milano for the Bills .

    More Hybrid or big safties, as they like to call them. They can cover and actually move. Yet will also stick their nose in the pile.
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    Re: 2022 draft

    So does Buffalo have a shot at RBs in FA? Connor is available.

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    Just saw an article yesterday linking Barkley to the Bills

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    I don't think Buffalo has much room to do anything splashy in free agency unless they cut bait with more than a couple of guys.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Night Train View Post
    I have held the thought for the last couple of years that a true LB is almost extinct, due to the passing game taking flight. Lots of teams look like they have only 1 on the field in many sets. That would be Milano for the Bills .

    More Hybrid or big safties, as they like to call them. They can cover and actually move. Yet will also stick their nose in the pile.
    That's absolutely what I don't want. By their size, those guys have short careers and many injuries. To me anyway, I see what the defense is missing not having 3 real lb's.

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    That's absolutely what I don't want. By their size, those guys have short careers and many injuries. To me anyway, I see what the defense is missing not having 3 real lb's.
    Agreed

    But opposing OC's are sending out more spread/air raid looks. WR's outrun LB's. That has more DB's trotting out onto the field.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mace View Post
    That's absolutely what I don't want. By their size, those guys have short careers and many injuries. To me anyway, I see what the defense is missing not having 3 real lb's.
    Gotta disagree. A Honey Badger type safety LB is all the rage. Cause matchup problems.
    Edmunds has been used as a DB all the time… he’s just not the Hybrid I am envisioning.

    I know you want an old school look. A Shane Nelson / Haslett / Poz kinda LB but the game has blown past those guys kinda like modern tech has left you in the dust. Admit it… your modem is over 15 years old. Your PC says “You’ve got mail!”

    your MySpace still exists without a single post.

    Fess up. When did you discover what a QWERTY keyboard was.

    I know. Write check, put in envelope, lick and seal envelope, add postage and put that flag up on your mailbox… repeat 7 times each month.

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    Poz was over-rated and sucked too, no way he should be grouped in with Haslett and Nelson.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Night Train View Post
    Agreed

    But opposing OC's are sending out more spread/air raid looks. WR's outrun LB's. That has more DB's trotting out onto the field.
    I see your point, but the Bills primarily use zones with deep safeties in the nickel, so you just need lb's with range that can hit.

    A team like Tampa uses 3 lb's, a 250 pounder, and 2 guys in the 230's. By comparison we trot out the 250 lb Edmundser, 223 lbs of Milano, and 192 lbs of Taron Johnson and still don't adequately range the zones.

    I'm not talking about old school lb's with a thumper, I've argued before a thumper won't work here.

    I'm talking about more like what McDermott started with here. Milano was weakside, Alexander was where Milano is now. It struck me as generating more contact, coverage, and even pass rush, and i even got better performance from Edmundser, though I don't know what happened to him now at least regarding contact. I'm not sure our nickel does all that well, if I had to though I'd go with the heavier nickel with another safety or hybrid. The used to have some success with that as well, but stopped using it.

    Another hybrid would look better to me though than Taron Johnson.

    You can make the argument that our pass defense is dandy, but I'd counter with the QB lineup we've faced. When some teams can run on us at will, it also affects the pass defense getting less attention in a game. I think the better teams slice us up pretty good with the pass.

    Our scheme stays pretty much the same whether we're looking at spread or not. I'd still like to see a 3rd lb able to be used like Alexander was. It adds options when you aren't really blanketing the zones anyway.

    I could settle for a hybrid, but I'd rather they use another lb, at least more often. I'd still be concerned though that hybrids don't last long and are prone to being damaged though.

    In the end, I still suspect it comes down to an inadequate static scheme that has too much film on it though.

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    Re: 2022 draft

    Watching the National Championship last night, this is who impressed me as a Bills target:
    RB James Cook - UGA
    Unbelievable speed and slightly bigger than his older brother Dalvin Cook

    RB Brian Robinson - Alabama
    Speed, Power, and Size but does he run too upright?

    RB Zamir White - UGA*
    Doesn't have the speed of the other two, but runs with great power downhill and is hard to stop at the 2nd level. Some injury concerns though.

    WR George Pickens - UGA*
    Pickens tore his ACL in Spring Practice so he isn't near recovered but if he leaves early he is a dynamic deep ball playmaker

    WR Jameson Williams -Alabama*
    Sucks to see him get injured, but he is a legit top WR in this class if he leaves early.

    TE Cameron Latu - Alabama*
    The long reception was impressive from Latu, but I thought his blocking was more impressive as a #2 TE option who can play inline.

    DT Jordan Davis - UGA
    Does anything really need to be said here? Badly want, but way out of pick range.

    DT Devonte Wyatt - UGA
    Unhearalded due to the talent on the defense, but he is guy who has no problem doing the dirty work to keep the LB's free and pushing the pocket. Incredible power.

    LB Nakobe Dean - UGA*
    Badly want #2, sideline to sideline LB who demands perfection from his teammates. Little undersized, but if he declares then he's the perfect attacking LB for our D.

    LB Nolan Smith - UGA*
    Doubt he leaves early as next year should be his year to shine, but he's a menace off the edge as a blitzing LB and in our 4-3 alignment he could be dynamic.

    LB Quay Walker - UGA
    Like Wyatt he is under the radar, but Walker can run, hit, and drop into coverage.

    CB Derion Kendrick - UGA
    Former Clemson CB with potential lock down ability, not the smoothest athlete but he can run with most WR's.

    SS Lewis Cine - UGA*
    Big hitter who at times got exposed last night, needs to be slightly less aggressive in his attack but love his athleticism and mentality.

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