The Buffalo Bills have the selection immediately before the Kansas City Chiefs, which means that it will be the last nail-biting pick before Scott Pioli knows whether he’ll get his man or not. Judging by the visit list recently for Buddy Nix’s roster, the Bills could be zeroing in on a quarterback talent to challenge Ryan Fitzpatrick in much the same way as the Chiefs wanted someone earlier this offseason to compete with Matt Cassel.
The Bills have reportedly been in the mix for an interesting defensive lineman as well. Marc Sessler of NFL.com writes:
The Buffalo Bills hosted a steady stream of big names this week: On Tuesday, Texas A&M quarterback Ryan Tannehill, South Carolina cornerback Stephon Gilmore and Mississippi State defensive tackle Fletcher Cox strolled through the facility. Rosenthal asked the question last month: Do the Bills have the best defensive line in football? Adding Cox to a cast that includes Mario Williams and Marcell Dareus might answer that question.
Stephon Gilmore has been the hot cornerback name leading up to the draft. Patrick Peterson enjoyed great buzz before the draft last year although it was clear all along he was the best corner prospect. That said, Gilmore’s jump into the top ten would be a late move but one that would knock other prospects down one spot if he made it.
The Chiefs could be interested in Cox and Tannehill both so it will be interesting what happens before this pick. The Bills could easily be setting up a smokescreen of some kind since offensive line is the team’s biggest need at this point. If the team doesn’t draft Riley Reiff or another capable tackle, that would be a surprise.