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Mock Draft Among Blogs: Pick 9

With the Raiders making their usually glossy pick, going for nothing but the typical workout warrior, the rival Buffalo Bills are on the clock. They may have had a bad year last year, but they are only a couple of smart off-season decisions away from getting back into the thick of things in the AFC Beast.

The Buffalo Bills will enter the draft with a multitude of holes, but really there is none greater than behind center. The Bills have tried to fill the position since Jim Kelly retired by every method except expending their first pick in the draft and have floundered for over a decade.

This choice will come down to Notre Dame quarterback Jimmy Clausen, Rutgers offensive tackle Anthony Davis, Alabama linebacker Rolondo McClain and Tennessee defensive tackle Dan Williams.

Anthony Macari of Buffalo Sports Now is representing the Bills and made his choice among Clausen, Davis, McClain and Williams.

With the ninth pick of the draft, the Buffalo Bills select:

***Jimmy Clausen, QB, Notre Dame***

Anthony Davis had a rough combine, running a poor 40 time and looking sluggish in position drills. More troubling was that the word is he performed poorly in team meetings adding fuel to the notion that he has motivational issues. That being said, he has as much upside as any Tackle outside of Okung in this draft.

Dan Williams is another intriguing option for the Bills who would could instantly help the Bills make the transition to the 3-4 a smooth one. He has rare power that would keep the linebackers clean and will stuff the run. He lacks the kind of big play ability you look for in a top 10 pick, but he is head and shoulders above the other NT prospects in relatively thin draft at NT.

Rolondo McClain is another option, but the needs along the lines and at QB out way the one at LB. He is the kind of leader you build around but after choosing to skip the 40 at the combine he’ll have to answer questions about his speed and athleticism at the next level.

Many teams will have Clausen on top of their board at QB, but I believe the Bills likely have Bradford rated higher by a slight margin. Bradford’s leadership intangibles, accuracy, athleticism and quick release will make him attractive to Gailey. If both Clausen and Bradford are both off the board, I believe the Bills love Tim Tebow’s intangibles, unfortunately his tangibles are the problem and he really should not be considered a 1st round pick. While Bradford is probably tops on the Bills draft board, Claussen would not be rated far behind. He comes into the league as NFL ready as any QB in several drafts. He went a long way towards answering questions about his leadership ability this year on the field by playing hurt at the highest possible level. Game after game, Claussen kept the Irish competitive despite their being over matched for much of the season, especially on defense.

Despite playing most of the season with tendon damage in his right toe that required post-season surgery, Clausen compiled one of the most prolific seasons any top prospect has produced in recent memory. Looking at his stats compared to the top first round choices the past few drafts shows his 68% completion percentage, only 4 interceptions and 9 yards per attempt is as good or better than Matt Ryan, Joe Flacco, Aaron Rodgers, Mark Sanchez and Matthew Stafford. His 28 TDs place him third behind only Sanchez and Ryan.
The bottom line is Jimmy Clausen would give the Bills a true young franchise QB to build around for the next 15 years. Although they have needs at Tackle, NT, LB, WR and elsewhere, if you are a team without a true franchise QB behind center or in development, you are a lost franchise. By most indications Clausen has proven he has matured both on and off the field and is ready to take the next step. His experience under Charlie Weis in a true pro-style offense means he will be ready to step in sooner rather than later to lead this Bills team.

The Jacksonville Jaguars, and its representative Black and Teal, are on the clock.

No Logo Needed’s 2010 Mock Draft Among Blogs:

1. St. Louis Rams: Joe Sports Fan
Ndamukong Suh, DT, Nebraska

2. Detroit Lions: The Wayne Fontes Experience
Gerald McCoy, DT, Oklahoma

3. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Bucs Central
Russell Okung, OT, Oklahoma State

4. Washington Redskins: The Curly R
Trent Williams, OT, Oklahoma

5. Kansas City Chiefs: Chiefs Report
Bryan Bulaga, OT, Iowa

6. Seattle Seahawks: Dave Krieg’s Strike Beard
Sam Bradford, QB, Oklahoma

7. Cleveland Browns: No Logo Needed
Eric Berry, DB, Tennessee

8. Oakland Raiders: Just Blog Baby
Bruce Campbell, OT, Maryland

9. Buffalo Bills: Buffalo Sports Now
Jimmy Clausen, QB, Notre Dame

10. Jacksonville Jaguars: Black and Teal
11. Denver Broncos (from Chicago Bears): Bronco Talk
12. Miami Dolphins: Playoff Bound Sports
13. San Francisco 49ers: Niners Nation
14. Seattle Sehawks (from Denver Broncos): Dave Krieg’s Strike Beard
15. New York Giants: Ultimate NYG
16. Tennessee Titans: Music City Miracles
17. San Francisco 49ers (from Carolina Panthers): Niners Nation
18. Pittsburgh Steelers: Steelers Today
19. Atlanta Falcons: The Falcoholic
20. Houston Texans: Houston Die Hards
21. Cincinnati Bengals: Bengal Stripes
22. New England Patriots: Blauhg: A New England Patriots Blog
23. Green Bay Packers: Lombardi Ave
24. Philadelphia Eagles: Iggles Blog
25. Baltimore Ravens: The Ebony Bird
26. Arizona Cardinals: Voice of the Cardinals
27. Dallas Cowboys: Blogging the Boys
28. San Diego Chargers: Bolt Hype
29. New York Jets: Jets Twit
30. Minnesota Vikings: Minnesota Sports Zone
31. Indianapolis Colts: The Indy Football Report
32. New Orleans Saints: MooseDenied

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