On the Beat mock: For starters, Bills ignore QB need

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Team needs: Quarterback, left tackle, wide receiver, defensive tackle, linebacker (For more: AFC team draft needs)

On the beat: Chris Brown, lead journalist, BuffaloBills.com

Analysis: "He is NFL-ready to start on Day 1, which puts him up the board higher than some other considerations. And quite frankly, the Bills need someone that can start right away."


Team needs: Linebacker, safety, quarterback, guard/center (For more: AFC team draft needs)

On the beat: Tony Boselli, radio host, 1010 XL radio in Jacksonville

Analysis: "Jacksonville was quite frankly awful on defense last year, they really don't have any playmakers. They believe (this guy) can be that difference maker."


Team needs: Linebacker, center, wide receiver (For more: AFC team draft needs)

On the beat: Mike Klis, beat writer, Denver Post

Analysis: "I'm going to cause Mike Mayock to cringe here because the Broncos are taking (this position) at the No. 11 pick. (This position) hasn't been taken this high since 1968."


Team needs: Wide receiver, defensive tackle, linebacker, safety (For more: AFC team draft needs)

On the beat: Jeff Darlington, beat writer, Miami Herald

Analysis: "You've got a guy who's going to attack the football, be an aggressive down-field threat. ... They've got some good players, but they continue to search for that No. 1 answer."


Team needs: Quarterback, safety, right tackle, third-down running back, linebacker (For more: NFC team draft needs)

On the beat: Eric Davis, 49ers insider

Analysis: "Mike Singletary wants guys that will win the individual battles and (this guy) is that kind of player. There were games where he simply dominated his opponent and finished play after play after play."


Team needs: Left tackle, running back, defensive end, cornerback, safety (For more: NFC team draft needs)

On the beat: Steve Raible, play-by-play announcer, Seahawks radio network

Analysis: "(He) falls to this spot and it's great for Pete Carroll because he loves a homerun hitter. This is a kid that whenever he touches the ball can make something happen."


Team needs: Linebacker, right tackle, defensive tackle, cornerback, third-down running back (For more: NFC team draft needs)

On the beat: Mike Garafolo, beat writer, Newark Star-Ledger

Analysis: "He's got tremendous athleticism. He hasn't run well this spring, but the Giants are a team that aren't too concerned with time speed. They look at game speed, and he's got that ability."


Team needs: Linebacker, defensive end, safety, cornerback, wide receiver (For more: AFC team draft needs)

On the beat: Frank Wycheck, analyst, Titans radio network

Analysis: "He's got the potential to be a difference maker. He's a very, very raw player … but the Titans see a lot of upside. If developed the right way ... he can really have an impact on the team this year."

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