With the 41st pick of the 2010 Pride of Detroit Community Mock Draft, the Buffalo Bills select USC offensive tackle Charles Brown.
Here is CLF's reasoning for the pick:
With the 41st pick in the 2010 draft, most would think that it would be a QB.... But after passing up several quality OTs with the #9 pick, the Bills once again get a player too good to pass up, USC's Charles Brown. Brown, a 300 lbs. TE convert, has the technique and physical ability to start immediately for Chan Gailey's new offense. Projected as a mid-first rounder (some thought to Seattle at #14) because of his prototypical zone playing style, the Bills get a steal in the 2nd round. As for you Tebow fans out there, the need for an OT is FAR superior to a QB... especially a 2-3 year project.
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Here are a couple blurbs from his scouting report:
"He is tall and with the frame to get bigger. He is an above-average pass protector, and gets set quickly and maintains good balance; shows adequate lateral movement and can mirror and slide with athletic edge rushers. Brown is fast and agile out of his stand; he is mobile and has better-than-average body control, balance and change-of-direction skills.
"Brown still lacks the pure strength to be a great left tackle right away, but his showing at the NFL Combine was pretty good and his stock has been slowly moving up. When looking at other tackles like Anthony Davis and Bruce Campbell, Brown is looking like a more experienced and well rounded option than those two and he will get stronger in time. That could make him the fourth overall tackle taken behind Russell Okung, Trent Williams and Bryan Bulaga, and it is looking more and more likely that Brown will not escape the first round."
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