On this special overnight Friday/Saturday episode of the Moran-Alytics Podcast presented by Pulse Cellular, Patrick Moran chats with NYup.com Buffalo Bills writer Ryan Talbot about the first three rounds of the NFL draft and more specifically how the Bills have fared.
Talbot, a recurring guest on the podcast is armed with tons of information and insight on the first four players selected by Buffalo; defensive end Ed Oliver, offensive lineman Cody Ford, running back Devin Montgomery and tight end Dawson Knox.
While mocked to Buffalo and several mock drafts in the months leading up to this week, there were numerous reports indicating Oliver would go within the first three to five picks, making his falling into the Bills lap at nine a pleasant surprise. Talbot offers his take on Oliver as a player and fit for Buffalo while the two discuss what scenario probably would’ve played out had Oliver not been on the board.
In the second round the Bills moved up two spots to select Ford. The two dicsuss Ford and the entirely revamped Buffalo offensive line, which now has seven new players from last season’s historically bad unit. Where will Ford fit ? Who’s likely to be on the outside looking in?
Of course, the big surprise of the draft came in round three when Brandon Beane chose Devin Singletary other prospects at tight end, wide receiver and defensive end—positions most thought they’d address before running back. Singletary’s arrival almost certainly means a veteran will be on his way out. Will it be Lesean McCoy?
Before Friday ended the Bills traded away both their fourths to Washington to move back into the late third and select tight end Dawson Knox. He’s a project with very little college production but Talbot raves about his physical talents.
Moran ends the segment by having beef with McCoy for spoiling the ending of one of the most anticipated movies of the decade less than 24 hours before it theaters.
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