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Trentwannabe


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 04, 2016 11:59 am    Post subject: Pre Combine Mock Off-season. Reply with quote

Buffalo currently sits $6.7 million over the cap. All these figures are from sportstrac.com

Released:

DE Mario Williams - cap saving of $12.9 million

CB Leodis McKelvin - cap saving of $3.9 million

OG Kraig Urbik - cap saving of $1.7 million

WR Marq Goodwin - cap saving of $710k

QB EJ Manuel - zero cap saved

WR Percy Harvin - zero cap saved

New cap space: $19,210,000 (approximate)

Re-sign:

LT Cordy Glenn - 5 years 64 million/38 guaranteed. 9 million signing bonus - 2016 Base:$4million Cap hit:$ 6.5 million.

LG Richie Incognito - 3 years 18 million/5 guaranteed. 2 million signing bonus. - 2016 Base:$4 million Cap hit:$6 million.

RT Jordan Mills - 2 years $1 million/600K guaranteed. 2016 Base/Cap hit: 480K

Baccari Rambo, Chris Hogan and Stefan Charles all get tenured contracts.

Free Agents:
QB Matt McGloin 3 years 4 million/1 million guaranteed. 2016 Cap hit: $1.5 million.

TE Garret Celek 2 years 980k/ 2016 Cap hit: 520k.

WR Anquan Boldin 2 years 6 million/4 guaranteed. 2016 Cap hit: $3 million

ILB Demario Davis 3 years $2,5 million. 2016 Cap hit: $1.1 million.

Draft:

Round 1: OLB Leonard Floyd Georgia.
- Buffalo grabs a rush OLB to pair with Jerry Hughes.He needs to bulk up a bit to handle the NFL game but he should be a consistent pass rusher for years.

Round 2: DL Carl Nassib Penn St.
Buffalo is going full into the trasnition to a 3-4 defense. Versatile players will be needed and Nassib could come in right away to replace Mario at DE. He may be best off splitting time with Kyle Williams for a year or two before becoming a full time starter.

Round 3: OT Willie Beavers Western Michigan
Buffalo needs an upgrade at RT and though Beavers likely won't be ready for this season, he is a developmental guy that Kromer can work with.

Round 4: S Deon Bush Miami
Buffalo could use an upgrade and some depth in the back end of the secondary. Bush adds a nice physical presence.

Round 5: QB Jacoby Brisset NC State.
It is no secret that Doug Whaley wants to add a developmental QB in the draft. He also has a type of QB he seems to favor. He saw first hand what Big Ben did in Pittsburgh and he tried to do that here with EJ. Now with Brisset we can sit him at minimum a year and let him progress and get acclimated to the NFL. IF Taylor doesn't work out then we have an insurance policy in place.

Round 6: C/OG Graham Glasgow Michigan
Miller looked promising a times last year and with re-signing Incognito Guard isn't a dire need. However, there is barely any depth on the interior and with Urbik gone, Buffalo could use a backup C as well.

Depth Chart:

QB: Taylor, McGloin, Brisset
RB: McCoy, Williams, Gillislee, Wood
FB: Felton
TE: Clay, Celek, O'Leary,
WR: Watkins, Boldin, Wood, Salas, Boykin, Powell
LT: Glenn, Henderson
LG: Incognito, C. Richardson
C: Wood
RG: Miller, Glasgow
RT: Mills, Beavers

DE: Dareus, Bryant
NT: Barnes, Charles
DE: K. Williams, Nassib
OLB: Hughes, Valles
ILB: Davis, Powell
ILB: Brown, Steward, Tarpley
OLB: Jenkins, Lawson,
CB: Gilmore, Darby, Graham, Robey, Arenas
FS: A. Williams, Rambo
SS: Bush, Meeks

K: Carpenter
P: Schmidt
LS: Sanborn
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 04, 2016 7:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like it. Although I think it's probably a little more likely that McKelvin gets a pay cut instead of getting cut all together. That way he is more of an insurance policy. We all saw how we can struggle a little if our top corners are out with injury.

And I wouldn't really mind drafting a kicker late in the draft. Don't care who, but someone to have in case Carp doesn't return to form. I really liked Dustin Hopkins when we drafted him a few years back but things didn't pan out and now he's doing really well in Washington.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 05, 2016 1:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like this and how realistic it is the only thing I have a problem with is Nassib as a 3-4 DE. He's listed as 6-7 272 lbs which is pretty light for an end in a 3-4. I don't think he would be able to do a good enough job filling in the gaps at that size.

Bush and Brisset are good late round picks.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 06, 2016 2:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

$6 mil per year for Incognito? Impressive forecast, Trentwannabe...

https://www.numberfire.com/nfl/player-news/14895/richie-incognito-expected-to-sign-two-year-deal-with-bills
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 06, 2016 9:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just remember to save enough under the cap to sign the rookies we draft
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 06, 2016 11:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

i hate leonard floyd in the first. when florida ran for 400 yards or whatever against georgia last year (i know, he could have improved since then) floyd was a big reason why
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 06, 2016 6:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

bizell wrote:
i hate leonard floyd in the first. when florida ran for 400 yards or whatever against georgia last year (i know, he could have improved since then) floyd was a big reason why


I see Bruce Irvin in Leonard Floyd, no thanks
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 07, 2016 3:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

BillsGuy82 wrote:
bizell wrote:
i hate leonard floyd in the first. when florida ran for 400 yards or whatever against georgia last year (i know, he could have improved since then) floyd was a big reason why


I see Bruce Irvin in Leonard Floyd, no thanks

I get the comparison. And Floyd was an OLB for GA, because he was the best player they had to fill that position, even though he was light. The problem is he's way too stinkin' light to play outside in any version of a 3-4 and likely will never be able to put on more than 15-20 lbs. max. He only weighs like 232# now and is very tall...meaning he's skinny! I do like him moved inside, however, where the DL can tie up blockers, allowing him to run freely to the ball. If he only puts on 5-10 lbs., he'll still likely have all of his speed to get to the ball carrier quickly and to cover HB's & TE's out of the backfield.

Some have questioned my suggestion to move him inside, but that actually happens quite a bit when a player goes from college to the NFL. It's not exactly like trying to train a college LBer to suddenly play S. And again, the DL's job in front of those ILB's is to tie up OL so the LBers can make plays. Floyd would not have to take on OG's much at all unless one slipped through. And pulling G's would be dealt with more often by OLB's who weigh considerably more in a 3-4 defense. I'd take him early, even the 1st, to play ILB, but laugh at the idea of playing him outside in a 3-4 no matter what round he's drafted in.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 12, 2016 12:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Appreciate the feedback guys!
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 18, 2016 7:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Updated big board for us

Top 10 assuming Bosa and Tunsil are long gone

DL DeForest Buckner
LB Myles Jack
NT Andrew Billings
OT Ronnie Stanley
LB Jaylon Smith
NT AShawn Robinson
LB Reggie Ragland
DT Vernon Butler
OT Sam Decker
OT Shonn Coleman

Perfect Mock

1 - LB Jaylon Smith
2 - DL Vernon Butler or DL Robert Nkemdiche
3 - WR Sterling Sheppard
4 - SS Jayron Kearse
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