Buffalo Bills three round 2020 mock draft compilation

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Round 1, 22nd overall

The consensus among mock drafts is that the Buffalo Bills will go offense with the 22nd overall pick. 80 percent of them feel that way. As a matter of fact, those 16 mocks have the team selecting the best wide receiver available. Here are the players who lead the way:

Laviska Shenault Jr., WR, Colorado – 7

Tee Higgins, WR, Clemson – 5

Henry Ruggs III, WR Alabama – 2

Justin Jefferson, WR, LSU – 2

It’s unlikely Ruggs will be available when the Bills pick. His 4.25 speed and good hands won’t last past 15. If he is still there Ruggs would be the rare deep-threat Buffalo hasn’t seen in quite a while.

Leviska Shenault is a player I’ve seen quite a few times when I covered the PAC-12 in 2018. His ability to get separation and make athletic catches is quite impressive. The 6-2, 220-pound receiver didn’t perform as well in 2019 as he did in the previous season, but was a down year for the Buffaloes. That’s why his draft stock has dropped since the fall. Even so, scouts are impressed with his raw talent and upside. Shenault could make Allen an even better quarterback in 2020 due to his athletic ability.

"Shenault’s combination of size, explosiveness, and after-the-catch ability is unrivaled in the class. He’s not a polished product by any means, but he’s got special tools that you can’t teach. – Michael Renner, Pro Football Focus."

Higgins is a big target at 6-4. He extends well and makes catches outside his large frame. It’s easy to see why he was a favorite of Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence. A consistent performer, Higgins caught 59 passes in each of the past two seasons, totaling 25 touchdown receptions in that time. What keeps him from being a higher selection is that the Tigers ran a fairly regimented scheme for their receivers and scouts question his ability in a more open offense.

Other players that showed up on the mocks are all defensive edge players: K’Lavon Chaisson, LSU; Yetur Gross-Matos, Penn State; Curtis Weaver, Boise State; and Javon Kinlaw, South Carolina.