By Rob Kotaska
Hope, followed by disappointment, followed by tension, and finally: relief.
The first six picks went as I had hoped. The two targets were still on the board and it was said that Tampa needed to upgrade their D-line. The experts fail again. The Bucs swept in and plucked Mark Barron, safety from Alabama off the board. Hope in Bills country that he could be a key player in covering the double tight end set that the reviled Patriots deploy. The first of two quick disappointments.
The Phins reached for a QB, again.
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The Panthers (and perhaps Buddy Nix) were all that stood between the Bills and Luke Kuechly, who was sure to be a fan favorite as a Gronk-Neutralizer. It was not to be.
Crap. Who would the Bills go to? They wanted a play-maker. Oh lord, please, not Michael Floyd.
The selection was in.
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With the 10th selection in the NFL Draft the Buffalo Bills take Stephon Gilmore, cornerback, South Carolina.
Character kid, great highlights, 4.4 speed…and not Floyd or a reach at OT. Bonus: Leodis can be on a short leash…and the back-end needed some love.
It was not what I hoped or planned, but somehow it is enough.
Note: Those bro hugs the Commish dishes out are really awkward.
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