Many thanks to belvalle55 for his selection for the Buffalo Bills at #11. He was kind enough to submit his pick late last week, so much love for him for keeping things rolling while he's away. Having lived in Big 12 country the past couple of years, I've seen his selection numerous times and can confidently assert that he should become a very credible and dependable #2 option in this league. Next up? The Denver Broncos and TShaff.
There has been plenty of rumor spreading and speculation about the health of Malcolm Kelly's knees that would drop his draft status under conventional wisdom. But, the Bills aren't biting. If he is available, Malcom Kelly, WR Oklahoma (6'4"/212 lbs; 4.5/40), will team up with Lee Evans to form a dynamic duo for their young QB, Trent Edwards. WR is one of the Bills top priorities, as the Bills offense finished the 2007 season ranked 29th in passing yards per game at just 164.6. More weapons at WR means defenses would have to divert some of their capital from stacking the box to stop Marshawn Lynch and from double-teaming Evans on the outside. This would be huge for the Bills, especially when you remember how young and unseasoned Trent Edwards is at this point in his career.
Another need is at TE where Robert Royal leaves plenty to be desired, but there is no one even close to value at #12. If Malcolm Kelly is off the board or completely unimpresses Bills' executives at his Pro-Day workout this Wednesday, they will look at a cornerback, where there is plenty of talent in this year's class. Leodis McKelvin CB of Troy would be their first choice. If he is gone they will go for a small school stud, DCR, Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie CB Tennessee St. Buffalo has a history of drawing talent from small schools.
But because I do not expect him to do anything short of wow scouts during OU's Pro Day activities, and because it's highly unlikely he's selected before they pick at #11, I'm selecting Malcolm Kelly, WR, Oklahoma with the #11 pick in the BTSC Mock Draft.
#1 - Miami Dolphins, Darren Mcfadden
#2 - St. Louis Rams, Chris Long
#3 - Atlanta Falcons, Sedrick Ellis
#4 - Oakland Raiders, Vernon Gholston
#5 - Kansas City Chiefs, Jake Long
#6 - New York Jets, Glen Dorsey
#7 - New England Patriots, Dominique Rodger-Cromartie
#8 - Baltimore Ravens, Jerod Mayo
#9 - Cincinnati Bengals, Keith Rivers
#10 - New Orleans Saints, Aqib Talib