Morgan Moses, Joel Bitonio, and Cyrus Kouandjio are the top three offensive tackle prospects left on the board, and it would be a big surprise for any of those three tackles to make it into the third round of the 2014 NFL Draft. Teams in need of a tackle will pounce on any of those three players, even if Kouandjio has major medical red flags. Remember, before we all caught wind of those red flags, he was a consensus first-round pick in mock drafts.
According to WGR 550’s Joe Buscaglia, the Buffalo Bills could be “holding out hope for” with their second-round pick are offensive tackle prospects Morgan Moses and Joel Bitonio. Again, both are sure-fire second-round picks, but there’s a chance Bitonio won’t be available before the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are on the board. Plus, the Washington Redskins are prime candidates to draft a tackle (Moses seems to be the most likely pick on paper), especially since the top four safeties in this year’s draft class were all taken in the first round.
Pulling Bitonio or Moses at 41 would be good for the Bills, and they are trying to surround second-year quarterback E.J. Manuel with as much talent on offense as possible. After aggressively trading up for Sammy Watkins in the first, the Bills next need to fill is at offensive tackle, as they could use a better bookend at right tackle for franchise LT Cordy Glenn. Bitonio would be a terrific pick for the Bills, and he impressed against some of the top pass rushers in the country last year. He’s also one of the most versatile offensive linemen in the class, and he even received some first-round buzz in the last couple of weeks.