Several national publications believe the Buffalo Bills will turn their attention to the quarterback position in the second round of the NFL Draft on Friday night.
In particular, Michigan State quarterback Connor Cook is projected to the Bills by three separate national publications.
Others have the Bills addressing the offensive line, defensive line or adding an inside linebacker to the mix.
Here is a sampling of national mock drafts, along with a projection of our own through Buffalo's second-round selection, which is scheduled to be No. 49 overall:
• USA Today: Christian Westerman, guard, Arizona State
"One way for to sustain a top-ranked running game is to continue supplying talent to the O-line. Westerman and Richie Incognito could instantly become one of the league’s better guard duos." – Nate Davis
• ESPN.com: Kamalei Correa, outside linebacker, Boise State
"The Bills are looking to infuse some talent at the linebacker position. Correa's ability to play in space and bring value as a pass-rusher could be appealing for coach Rex Ryan and his creative defensive mind." – Steve Muench and Kevin Weidl
• NFL.com: Jonathan Bullard, defensive end, Florida and Roberto Aguayo, kicker, Florida State (third round)
Bullard is "not a sexy pick, but has the ability to play along the line of scrimmage and can get to the other side of the line." – Lance Zierlein
• CBSSports.com: Connor Cook, quarterback, Michigan State
"Not only is Cook a possible long-term answer for the Bills, but he will push Tyrod Taylor for starting reps as a rookie." – Dane Brugler
• SBNation.com: Connor Cook, quarterback, Michigan State
"The slide of Cook stops here. With Tyrod Taylor’s future in Buffalo uncertain after next season, they can get the pro-ready Cook to push him for the starting job right now." – Dan Kadar
• Sports Illustrated: Reggie Ragland, linebacker, Alabama and Malcolm Mitchell, wide receiver, Georgia (third round)
• Pro Football Talk: Connor Cook, quarterback, Michigan State (projected trade up with Baltimore to No. 36)
Here is The Buffalo News' projection of the second round, through the Bills' scheduled pick:
32. Cleveland Browns – Connor Cook, quarterback, Michigan State.
33. Tennesse Titans – Jarran Reed, defensive tackle, Alabama.
34. Dallas Cowboys – Emmanuel Ogbah, defensive end, Oklahoma State.
35. San Diego Chargers – Jason Spriggs, offensive tackle, Indiana.
36. Baltimore Ravens – Myles Jack, outside linebacker, UCLA.
37. Kansas City Chiefs – Michael Thomas, wide receiver, Ohio State.
38. Jacksonville Jaguars – Vonn Bell, safety, Ohio State.
39. Tampa Bay Buccaneers – Kevin Dodd, defensive end, Clemson.
40. New York Giants – Derrick Henry, running back, Alabama.
41. Chicago Bears – Mackensie Alexander, cornerback, Clemson.
42. Miami Dolphins – Kendall Fuller, cornerback, Virginia Tech.
43. Tennessee Titans – A'Shawn Robinson, defensive tackle, Alabama.
44. Oakland Raiders – Le'Raven Clark, offensive tackle, Texas Tech.
45. Tennessee Titans – Tyler Boyd, wide receiver, Pitt.
46. Detroit Lions – Andrew Billings, defensive tackle, Baylor.
47. New Orleans Saints – Sterling Shepard, wide receiver, Oklahoma.
48. Indianapolis Colts – Su'a Cravens, linebacker, Southern Cal.
49. Buffalo Bills – Chris Jones, defensive tackle, Mississippi State.
Originally, this pick in my final mock draft was used on Ohio State wide receiver Braxton Miller, but Jones' availability changes things. He could step right into the starting lineup, giving the Bills a front seven of Jones, Marcell Dareus, Kyle Williams, Jerry Hughes, Shaq Lawson, Preston Brown and Zach Brown. On paper, that's a big improvement from just two days ago.