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With the 41st Pick in the 2010 Stampede Blue Community Mock Draft, the Buffalo Bills select...

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Eric Norwood, OLB - South Carolina

Pick made by Cassieper:

With their most pressing need (OT) addressed in the first round, the Bills turn toward the defense. Being one of the many teams that are converting to a 3-4 scheme, the Bills need a lot of help on that side of the ball. Priority #1 in a 3-4 is getting a huge nose tackle to hold down the interior. With Mt. Cody already gone and the next NT (Cam Thomas) projected as a 3rd round talent, the Bills turn to the next priority in a 3-4, outside linebacker. At South Carolina, Norwood played both defensive end and OLB with great success, setting school records for TFL (54.5) and QB sacks (29) and drawing comparisons to James Harrison. That kind of production and versatility makes him an ideal OLB for a team desperately needing one, and the Bills sure do need one.

How will he impact the 2010 Bills?

It's hard to predict the impact of Norwood in the 2010 season. While some say that he is very much ready for the NFL and point to his production at DE/OLB as proof, there are those who say that he's going to need some adjusting time for an NFL system. With speed being listed as one of his primary strengths, I anticipate the Bills using him as mostly a rush linebacker (like an extra DE) and on special teams for his first year while he still learns the system and adjusts. Barring injury or being a complete bust, I would anticipate a modest rookie season for Norwood with a huge sophomore jump.

Norwood's Scouting Report from Mocking the Draft

First Round pick for the Bills: Bryan Bulaga

The Buccaneers, and TheAngelsColts, are on the clock...

First Round:

Pos Team Player Pos School Drafter
1 St. Louis Jimmy Clausen QB Notre Dame TouchdownColts
2 Detroit Russell Okung OT Oklahoma St. coltsfan723
3 Tampa Bay Ndamukong Suh DT Nebraska TheAngelsColts
4 Washington Sam Bradford QB Oklahoma Colts Homer
5 Kansas City Eric Berry S Tennessee sanders_fan89
6 Seattle Gerald McCoy DT Oklahoma shake n bake
7 Cleveland Earl Thomas S Texas 2ndBlueGeneration
8 Oakland Bruce Campbell OT Maryland LovinBlue
9 Buffalo Bryan Bulaga OT Iowa Cassieper
10 Jacksonville Rolando McClain LB Alabama peytonsthebest
11 Denver Derrick Morgan DE Georgia Tech JPBarnett
12 Miami Dez Bryant WR Oklahoma St. fpacheco
13 San Francisco Joe Haden CB Florida BlueVol03
14 Seattle Charles Brown OT USC shake n bake
15 N.Y. Giants C.J. Spiller RB Clemson gizzardfanny
16 Tennessee Jason Pierre-Paul DE South Florida Addai Another Day
17 San Francisco Mike Iupati G Idaho BlueVol03
18 Pittsburgh Kyle Wilson CB Boise St. LV Steelers Fan
19 Atlanta Brandon Graham DE Michigan fiftycal2004
20 Houston Dan Williams DT Tennessee Aerostar193
21 Cincinnati Sean Weatherspoon OLB Missouri FineClub
22 New England Jared Odrick DE Penn State skywalker
23 Green Bay Trent Williams OT Oklahoma bracketismyboy
24 Philadelphia Jerry Hughes OLB TCU TehRhino
25 Baltimore Jermaine Gresham TE Oklahoma SupermanWearsBobSander'sPJs
26 Arizona Sergio Kindle DE/OLB Texas NYKings
27 Dallas Anthony Davis OT Rutgers SupermanWearsBobSander'sPJs
28 San Diego Ryan Mathews RB Fresno State chad72
29 N.Y. Jets Golden Tate WR Notre Dame diagenesis
30 Minnesota Maurkice Pouncey G/C Florida DClark#44
31 Indianapolis Devin McCourty CB Rutgers mgrex03
32 New Orleans Carlos Dunlap DE Florida palco

Second Round:

Pos Team Player Pos School Drafter
33 St. Louis Ricky Sapp DE Clemson TouchdownColts
34 Detroit Jahvid Best RB California coltsfan723
35 Tampa Bay Everson Griffen DE USC TheAngelsColts
36 Kansas City Terrence Cody DT Alabama sanders_fan89
37 Philadelphia Taylor Mays S USC TehRhino
38 Cleveland Jonathan Dwyer RB Georgia Tech 2ndBlueGeneration
39 Oakland Tyson Alualu DT California LovinBlue
40 San Diego Rob Gronkowski TE Arizona chad72
41 Buffalo Eric Norwood OLB South Carolina Cassieper
42 Tampa Bay TheAngelsColts
43 Miami fpacheco
44 New England skywalker
45 Denver JPBarnett
46 N.Y. Giants gizzardfanny
47 New England JPBarnett
48 Carolina Bullard47
49 San Francisco BlueVol03
50 Kansas City sanders_fan89
51 Houston Aerostar193
52 Pittsburgh LV Steelers Fan
53 New England skywalker
54 Cincinnati FineClub
55 Philadelphia TehRhino
56 Green Bay bracketismyboy
57 Baltimore SupermanWearsBobSander'sPJs
58 Arizona NYKings
59 Dallas jules62
60 Seattle shake n bake
61 N.Y. Jets diagenesis
62 Minnesota Dclark#44
63 Indianapolis mgrex03
64 New Orleans palco