MOBILE, Ala. -- At least one prominent NFL Draft prognosticator has the Buffalo Bills selecting Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson with the 10th overall pick.
But ESPN draft guru Mel Kiper Jr., isn't alone in that opinion.
Others around the league see the Bills' anticipated quarterback need, fueled by the uncertainty of whether they'll retain Tyrod Taylor, and Watson's value making No. 10 the perfect landing spot for the hero of the Tigers' national-championship victory against Alabama.
The Bills, along with many other NFL teams, would have loved to have gotten a chance to see Watson take part in the Senior Bowl, but he declined an invitation to do so. The Bills are as disappointed as any of the clubs that he isn't taking part in practices this week, yet they are taking his decision in stride.
"You always want to get more information on a guy, especially in a setting like this," Bills General Manager Doug Whaley said. "But it's one of those things where, obviously, him and his camp decided that was the best for him.
"And we respect that decision and we'll just do more work on him."