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More fun than a box of mocks: Soothsayers say Bills taking QB

By Tim Graham

West Virginia quarterback Geno Smith remains the most popular projection for the Buffalo Bills' eighth overall draft choice in a canvassing of prominent analysts.

And of those who aren't predicting Smith to the Bills, most still have them taking a quarterback.

But some new names and positions still pop up here and there.

These are the latest projections from The Buffalo News' Jay Skurski, WGR reporter Joe Buscaglia, ESPN draft analysts Mel Kiper and Todd McShay, an NFL.com foursome of Gil Brandt, Charley Casserly, Akbar Gbajabiamila and Daniel Jeremiah, Russ Lande of the National Football Post, CBSSports.com quartet Dane Brugler, Pat Kirwan, Pete Prisco and Rob Rang and Drafttek.com's computer simulator.

  • • Brandt's pick: Geno Smith, West Virginia quarterback
  • • Brugler's pick: Ryan Nassib, Syracuse quarterback
  • • Buscaglia's pick: Bills trade down for Matt Barkley, USC quarterback
  • • Casserly's pick: Geno Smith, West Virginia quarterback
  • • Draft Tek's pick: Chance Warmack, Alabama guard
  • • Gbajabiamila's pick: Geno Smith, West Virginia quarterback
  • • Jeremiah's pick: Geno Smith, West Virginia quarterback
  • • Kiper's pick: Jonathan Cooper, North Carolina guard
  • • Kirwan pick: Matt Barkley, USC quarterback
  • • Lande's pick: Ryan Nassib, Syracuse quarterback
  • • McShay's pick: Barkevious Mingo, Louisiana State defensive end
  • • Prisco's pick: Geno Smith, West Virginia quarterback
  • • Rang's pick: Matt Barkley, USC quarterback
  • • Skurski's pick: Cordarrelle Patterson, Tennessee wide receiver

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2013 draft | 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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