Reviewing the Draft: Buffalo Bills

Some are counting the Buffalo Bills among the winners in last weekends player selection process while others have criticized the franchise for choosing players earlier than their grade would warrant. Over the next thirty days TFY Draft area scout Brent Foshee will break down the draft's of all thirty-two teams in the league. Tonight we start in Buffalo.

Buffalo capitalized on a solid receiver draft selecting Lee Evans with the 13th pick of round one. The Bills were hoping that Phillip Rivers or Ben Rothlisberger would fall to them at that slot so to make sure they came out of this draft with a quality player, they altered their plans by acquiring a second pick in the opening frame then using the selection obtained from Dallas to draft quarterback J.P. Losman

Evans gives the Bills a solid downfield threat to go along with perennial pro bowler Eric Moulds and third year pass catcher Josh Reed. Evans ability to stretch the field should put Moulds in single man coverage while allowing Reed to continue to develop.

 Losman is a big armed quarterback that has all of the required physical skills but needs time to develop, something he will be afforded with Drew Bledsoe still on the roster. 

Defensive tackle Tim Anderson provides good value in the third round and he has the ability to contribute early in a platoon situation up front. 

Tight end Tim Euhus excelled in the passing game in college and though not known as dominant blocker, has potential to improve in that area. 

Dylan McFarland, the little known tackle from Montana, offers the Bills another developmental prospect along the offensive line. Jonathan Smith provides the offense depth at receiver.

The Bills managed to fill many of their primary needs though they did so in a manner unexpected by most people. They focused on offense but also managed to add a young defensive tackle to their highly rated defense from last year. This draft was clearly a product of the Bills new head coach, Mike Mularky, who comes from an offensive background.

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