Round 3, 86th overall
After the second round, it gets harder and harder to predict who goes where. Of the 18 mock drafts used, 13 of them went this far. Due to several deep positions, the Buffalo Bills could get a steal in the third round.
If Beane doesn’t go with an edge rusher in the second round, he almost has to take one in the third. There are several good candidates here but obviously not of the quality covered previously. A pair of Florida Gators Jabari Zuniga (two votes) and Jonathan Greenard headline the list. Zuniga might have been a second-round pick but was limited to just five games his senior year due to injuries. Notre Dame defensive captain Khalid Kareem and Utah’s hard-nosed outside linebacker, Bradlee Anae were also selected.
Michigan guard Ben Bredeson tied with Zuniga and running back Zack Moss from Utah for first place among mock drafters in this spot with two selections each. If the Bills want to pound the ball on the ground, Bredeson is a player they want in front to engage the defensive line. His lack of ability in a more open offensive scheme will hold him back should Buffalo go to an aerial-based attack.
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One player who is predicted to fall to the Bills in the third-round is cornerback Bryce Hall from Virginia. An All-American as a junior, Hall suffered a season-ending ankle injury in the sixth game. It required surgery and sidelined him for the remainder of 2019. He’s a physical corner with nice size. His man skills are good, but he may need help over the top on deep routes. Eventually, Hall may eventually find his niche playing safety.
Other players who were selected with this pick are Matt Peart, T, Connecticut; Darrynton Evans, RB, Appalachian State; Logan Stenberg, G, Kentucky; Clyde Edwards-Helaire, RB, LSU; and Chase Claypool, WR, Notre Dame.
EWB will have one more mock compilation before the NFL draft begins on April 23.