Buffalo Bills draft needs

Apr 26, 2007 - 10:57 PM Coach: Dick Jauron (2nd year) General Manager: Marv Levy

Last season: 7-9, 3rd place AFC East

Major offseason additions: G Derrick Dockery, T Langston Walker, G-C Jason Whittle, DT Darwin Walker.

Major offseason losses: CB Nate Clements, RB Willis McGahee, LB London Fletcher, LB Takeo Spikes.

1st round pick: 12 2nd round pick: 43

Draft strategy: Immediate needs are for a cornerback and a running back after losing Nate Clements, who signed an eight-year, $80 million contract with San Francisco, and Willis McGahee, who was traded to Baltimore for three draft picks.

Could use the 12th pick in the draft on cornerback Leon Hall of Michigan or cornerback Darrelle Revis of Pittsburgh.

The top running backs available are Adrian Peterson of Oklahoma and Marshawn Lynch of California. The Bills would have to move up in the first round to get Peterson, but Lynch should be available with the 12th pick.

If the Bills go for a cornerback in the first round, then they will likely use the 43rd pick on a running back.

Ranked 28th in the league against the run (140.9 yards per game) last year and acquired defensive tackle Darwin Walker from Philadelphia for linebacker Takeo Spikes.

Will likely use one of their two third-round picks on a linebacker after trading Takeo Spikes and losing London Fletcher, who signed with Washington.

Used free agency to overhaul the offensive line, signing tackle Langston Walker and guards Derrick Dockery and Jason Whittle.






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