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Get your mocks off: What will Buffalo do with the eighth pick?

By Tim Graham

The last time we cobbled together a mock-draft roundup, there was nowhere near a consensus on what the Buffalo Bills would do with the eighth overall pick.

Prognosticators couldn't settle on a position, let alone a player.

But with the NFL scouting combine behind us and some various roster moves in the books, draft analysts are starting to find a semblance of harmony. Of the sampling I've compiled today, West Virginia quarterback Geno Smith and Oregon defensive end Dion Jordan are popular guesses.

In this edition, we look at the latest projections from Buffalo News reporter Jay Skurski, former New York Jets GM Mike Tannenbaum, an NFL.com quartet of Brian Billick, Gil Brandt, Charles Davis and Scott Pioli, Sports Illustrated writer Don Banks, Doug Farrar for Yahoo! Sports, CBSSports.com's Rob Rang and Dane Brugler, National Football Post analyst Russ Lande and Drafttek.com's computer simulator.

  • • Banks' pick: Geno Smith, West Virginia quarterback
  • • Billick's pick: Dion Jordan, Oregon defensive end
  • • Brandt's pick: Dion Jordan, Oregon defensive end
  • • Brugler's pick: Cordarrelle Patterson, Tennessee wide receiver
  • • Davis' pick: Chance Warmack, Alabama guard
  • • Draft Tek's pick: Geno Smith, West Virginia quarterback
  • • Farrar's pick: Dion Jordan, Oregon defensive end
  • • Lande's pick: Ryan Nassib, Syracuse quarterback
  • • Pioli's pick: Bjoern Werner, Florida State defensive end
  • • Rang's pick: Geno Smith, West Virginia quarterback
  • • Skurski's pick: Cordarrelle Patterson, Tennessee wide receiver
  • • Tannenbaum's pick: Kenny Vaccaro, Texas safety

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2013 draft | 2013 NFL scouting combine | Geno Smith | Ryan Nassib
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Tim Graham

Tim Graham

Tim Graham returned to The Buffalo News in 2011 after covering the NFL for three years at ESPN and for one year at the Palm Beach Post. Before that, the Cleveland native spent seven seasons on the Buffalo Sabres beat for The News and was president of the Boxing Writers Association of America.

@ByTimGraham | tgraham@buffnews.com


Mark Gaughan

Mark Gaughan

Buffalo native Mark Gaughan started working at The News in 1980 and has been covering the Bills exclusively since 1992. He is a former president of the Pro Football Writers of America, and he is a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame selection committee.

@gggaughan | mgaughan@buffnews.com


Jay Skurski

Jay Skurski

Jay Skurski joined The News in January 2009. The Lewiston native attended St. Francis High School before graduating from the University of South Florida. He writes a weekly Fantasy column in addition to his beat writing duties.

@JaySkurski | jskurski@buffnews.com

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