2013 DBN Mock Draft: Buffalo Bills Select QB Geno Smith at No. 8

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With the eighth pick in the 2013 Dawgs By Nature NFL Community Mock Draft, the Buffalo Bills select...

Geno Smith, QB, West Virginia

This selection and write-up was made by Stigosaurus:

I was somewhat surprised that no quarterback had been taken yet by the time the Bills were on the clock. I considered a few other players and positions, but ultimately decided that quarterback is much too important to overlook.

The Bills need a long-term upgrade over Ryan Fitzpatrick and will find it in 22-year-old Geno Smith. Smith has NFL-caliber arm strength and accuracy and makes smart decisions, as evidenced by him having only 21 career interceptions. He is a pocket passer, but possesses plenty of athleticism to make plays with his legs.

With running back C.J. Spiller, wide receiver Stevie Johnson, and a solid offensive line, the Bills are not bereft of talent on offense and could make a big jump in 2013 if Smith can live up to his draft position.

This seems like a good move. No matter how people try to value quarterbacks, the top-ranked guy is usually off the board by now. Buffalo underachieved with their offensive and defensive lines last year, which was a big surprise to me. They have the talent to be strong with those units on both sides of the ball, though. The Bills have an explosive running back tandem, if they can both stay healthy.

Ryan Fitzpatrick has been way too spotty, giving Buffalo fans zero confidence that he can lead the team to a division title. His cap hit is $10.45 million in 2013, and the dead money owed to Fitzpatrick will be pretty high until 2015. Drafting Smith now gives Buffalo the option to start him right away and just bite the bullet with Fitzpatrick, or let him learn on the sidelines for a couple of years.

The New York Jets are up next, led by notthatnoise.

2013 DBN Community Mock Draft Results (so far)

Pick Team Player Pos School User
1 Kansas City Dee Milliner CB Alabama BuenosAires_Dawg
2 Jacksonville Dion Jordan DE/OLB Oregon Adrock2099
3 Oakland Luke Joeckel OT Texas A&M TuckJob
4 Philadelphia Eric Fisher OT Central Michigan Chalmdeezy
5 Detroit Ezekiel Ansah DE/OLB BYU macdowellm03
6 Cleveland Jarvis Jones OLB Georgia Cedarpoint2k3
7 Arizona Chance Warmack OG Alabama Mudville
8 Buffalo Geno Smith QB West Virginia Stigosaurus
9 New York Jets


notthatnoise
10 Tennessee


jerseydawg8
11 San Diego


JamesPowell
12 Miami


Weeden2Gordon
13 Tampa Bay


LessThanJake
14 Carolina


rossn2007
15 New Orleans


Ted Washington's Belly
16 St. Louis


nickjs21
17 Pittsburgh


HenryDawg
18 Dallas


jimkanicki
19 New York Giants


Red-Right-88
20 Chicago


PaduaDSP
21 Cincinnati


troy145
22 St. Louis


nickjs21
23 Minnesota


Legoman0721
24 Indianapolis


Mike Krupka
25 Seattle


Brocolis154033
26 Green Bay


Jon Stinchcomb
27 Houston


The B-Train
28 Denver


KillerNut
29 New England


roar888
30 Atlanta


Matt Wood
31 San Francisco


rufio
32 Baltimore


Ecwingen
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