Needs: OL, LB, DE, TE
The Bills have the corner stones for a great team. Unfortunatly, they play in one of the toughest divisions in the NFL. An interior offensive lineman would be ideal, but the Bill could also look to improve their front seven on defense. Between the three positions of need, the Bills should draft the best player available from those positions.
Choice #1: Robert Ayers, DE, Tennessee
There wasn’t much talk about Ayers during the season, mostly because the Volunteers were so terrible. However, Ayers is rapidly shooting up in value. At 6 foot 3 and 272 pounds, he is the same height as Maybin and Orakpo and weighs a little more than each. Ayers has upside, but is also a NFL ready product since he is a senior. He could play week one and contribute to the Bills rotation.
Choice #2: Brandon Pettigrew, TE, Oklahoma State
Robert Ayers isn’t a very strong pass rusher right now, recording only three sacks in 2008. If that scares the Bills off, look for them to turn to the other side of the ball and look to improve their receiving corps even more. Pettigrew is potential to the max. He’s huge, at 6 foot 5, and productive, grabbing 42 balls last season. One interesting/weird stat on Pettigrew is that he did not score a touchdown all last season. However, he is a solid blocker and if he could improve his red zone awareness, he would be a force inside the 20. The Bills could have the best receiving corps in the AFC East with Pettigrew, Lee Evans, and Terrell Owens. I think I could throw 3,000 yards with a corps like that.