Bills may address need at offensive tackle in draft
Mark Gaughan, sports reporter for BuffaloNews.com, believes that the Bills may select an offensive tackle with the tenth overall pick in the 2012 NFL draft.
Bills general manager Buddy Nix said in an interview on Wednesday that he will completely disregard the pundits when it comes to making draft choices for the team. The Bills will go with their own ranking system when it comes to choosing players.
One clue that led Gaughan to conclude the team may target an offensive tackle with their first round draft choice was the amount of time Nix spent discussing the phenomenon of Pro Bowl left tackles taken in the top ten picks in the draft.
Aside from Matt Kalil from USC – who will most certainly be gone by the time the Buffalo Bills get to choose their first pick – there are a number of other good prospects at offensive tackle, including Riley Reiff of Iowa, Jonathan Martin of Stanford, and Mike Adams of Ohio State. Gaughan also mentioned cornerback as a possible target for the Bills in the first round.