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07:59 AM ET 04.20 | Bills GM Buddy Nix and his VP of college scouting, Tom Modrak, dropped plenty of hints during a pre-draft luncheon on Tuesday. Chief among them was the moment when Nix was asked to choose between pass rusher and run stopper as his biggest need. ... "I don't think you're going to get where you want to be obviously unless you stop the run," Nix said. "And then you rush the passer. I don't know if that's giving you an answer or not, but it kind of goes back to need. That's probably the best I can do as far as telling you where we'd be on that." Now Nix didn't flash you his full hand right there but he did give you a little bit of a clue. Assuming the various mock drafts inhabiting the internet and various publications right now aren't all completely off base, the consensus top three picks in whatever order will be Auburn QB Cam Newton, Alabama DT Marcell Dareus and Texas A&M linebacker Von Miller.

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April 20, 2011  08:01 AM ET

They need a QB more than anything, how good will the receivers be when no one is throwing to them?

April 20, 2011  08:09 AM ET

They put a lot of points on the board last season. Fitzpatrick may not be the most talented guy out there, but the offense played with a lot of heart and scared a few teams. They lost three, count 'em, three games in OT.

They do need a new owner, though. They can only patch the zombie-flesh falling off Ralph with Bondo so many times.

April 20, 2011  08:10 AM ET

Miller time indeed. Seems they are all drinking something in Buffalo. It's the only way to deal with being a Bills fan.

April 20, 2011  08:11 AM ET

Either Miller or Dareus would be a welcome addition to that team... I'm just not so sure about that "stop the run first" theory in today's league.

Better get to the QB...

April 20, 2011  08:17 AM ET

Can't you just see the interns now? "Does this thread make me look fat?"

Look, just put up a picture of Fat Rex or Steve Urkel or Carson Palmer. Or a can of Spam.

April 20, 2011  08:27 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

Look, just put up a picture of Fat Rex or Steve Urkel or Carson Palmer. Or a can of Spam.

OK, so we got Rex, only not the fat one, Carson Palmer and a Kindle. Pretty close.

April 20, 2011  08:29 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

...Or a can of Spam.

I live for this one!

April 20, 2011  08:30 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

OK, so we got Rex, only not the fat one, Carson Palmer and a Kindle. Pretty close.

The interns are full of puns this morning...

April 20, 2011  08:31 AM ET

You really shouldn't drink if you're depressed!

April 20, 2011  08:31 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

Can't you just see the interns now? "Does this thread make me look fat?"Look, just put up a picture of Fat Rex or Steve Urkel or Carson Palmer. Or a can of Spam.

Yum...

April 20, 2011  08:40 AM ET

Lovely Spam. Wonderful Spam.

April 20, 2011  08:46 AM ET

I loves me some salty spam!

April 20, 2011  08:51 AM ET

I am sure Nix is tipping his hand prior to the draft.

April 20, 2011  08:51 AM ET

The unfortunate thing about the Bills is that other than the secondary and the backfield, this team needs help in virtually every department...don't you think that since this is the case, the best option is simply take the best player available when the Bills are up? Regardless of their method, they HAVE to improve in choosing players....they can't afford any other selections like McCargo, Losman, Lynch, Williams, etc., etc.

April 20, 2011  08:56 AM ET

So if the supposed "QB Guru" Gailey does not think there is a franchise QB in the draft and wants a pass rusher....something is wrong!

April 20, 2011  08:56 AM ET

Miller time / drinking heavily will only help the buffalo fans get through another awful season.

April 20, 2011  09:01 AM ET
QUOTE(#17):

Miller time / drinking heavily will only help the buffalo fans get through another awful season.

+ a move to Toronto!

April 20, 2011  09:34 AM ET
QUOTE(#16):

So if the supposed "QB Guru" Gailey does not think there is a franchise QB in the draft and wants a pass rusher....something is wrong!

I would think he KNOWS there is no franchise QB in this draft.

April 20, 2011  09:49 AM ET

Heath Miller is NOT going to Buffalo. He's the real "Miller time"

 
April 20, 2011  09:52 AM ET

8 days 10+ hours till the draft and then we'll know

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