Rex Ryan and the Buffalo Bills certainly aren't opposed to adding Clemson Tigers to their roster. Currently, Buffalo has three former Tigers on their roster, Sammy Watkins, Tony Steward, and Jonathan Meeks, but it would be four if Mel Kiper's second mock draft comes to fruition.
Kiper's second mock draft, which was published Thursday, selects Kevin Dodd for the Bills. Here is what Kiper said about the Clemson lineman via ESPN Insider:
Mario Williams is on the way out, and the difference between Buffalo being a playoff team or an also-ran is going to come from their ability to make major strides on the defensive side of the ball," Kiper said. "Rex Ryan will get an NFL-ready defender who won't just make plays in the backfield as a pass-rusher, but also has the strength to defend the run and instincts to find the ball.
Buffalo certainly needs a capable defender to replace Williams and Dodd certainly looks the part standing in at Dodd is 6'5" and 275 pounds. Although Dodd looks he part, his production could be questioned. This year, Dodd was a force on the field for Clemson with 12.5 sacks and 24 tackles for loss. However, from 2012-2014 Dodd only accounted for 20 total tackles and 2.5 tackles for loss.
The lack of production from Dodd before this season may cause some Bills fans to mistakenly compare Dodd to Aaron Maybin. That said, Dodd's frame is much more NFL ready. Also, only having one season of production doesn't mean that Dodd won't produce in the NFL. Dodd certainly looked NFL-ready against Alabama in the National Championship after racking up three sacks and five tackles for loss.null