2010 NFL Featured Columnist Mock Draft: The Buffalo Bills Take…

February 17, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

After much deliberation with my mock draft co-GM Dan Van Wie, we have decided to select Bryan Bulaga, offensive tackle from the University of Iowa, with the ninth overall pick.  
Bulaga, to many expert scouts, is the most NFL-ready tackle in the draft. At 6'6'' and 312 pounds, he's got the ideal franchise left tackle build that can anchor a line for years to come, though he'll undoubtedly bulk up when he signs with an NFL team. 
During his time in Iowa City, Bulaga demonstrated elite skills in pass protection and, during his junior season as a Hawkeye, improved vastly in run blocking. He's nimble enough continue his advancement in the run game, and his long reach can stymie the aggressive and speedy edge rushers—just ask Georgia Tech's Derrick Morgan. 
Morgan, a potential top-20 pick that's shooting up draft boards, was overmatched in all of his showdowns against Bulaga in Iowa's victory over GT in the Orange Bowl this year. Bulaga also had no issue reaching the...

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