Buffalo Bills 7-round mock draft, no trades, nets small-college gems

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This is our Buffalo Bills seven-round mock draft simulation. If GM Brandon Beane can do this well, some very good players will join the team in the next few days.

The 2020 NFL Draft will be very different from years past, and could very well be a once in a lifetime situation. With the whole extravaganza going virtual, and the teams not getting as much interaction with players before the draft, expect more questionable picks and more complicated decisions for organizations, including the Buffalo Bills.

One thing that’s the same is how vital the draft is to all 32 NFL teams. Organizations are still anticipating the 2020 season and are looking forward to their draft picks making a positive impact on the team.

I tried to put myself into the mind of Buffalo General Manager Brandon Beane and assess what the most significant needs for the team were, going into the draft. From there, which players the Bills could be targeting.

The Bills made a lot of moves in free agency and via trade. The biggest splash came when they acquired star wide receiver Stefon Diggs, from the Minnesota Vikings for a first, fourth, and fifth-round pick this year, as well as a fourth-round pick in 2021. This filled the most significant need for Buffalo, as they finally got Josh Allen a bonafide number one receiver, and created a triple threat of Diggs, John Brown, and Cole Beasley.

The Bills re-bolstered the defensive line after losing Shaq Lawson and Jordan Phillips in free agency. They signed DT Vernon Butler and DE Mario Addison from the Panthers while also getting DL Quinton Jefferson from the Seahawks.

They also made additions on the back end of their defense signing former All-Pro Cornerback Josh Norman, who had ties to head coach Sean McDermott during his time in Carolina. The Bills will be hoping he can get back into his pro bowl form, or at least, become their number two cornerback.

Beane kept the offensive line unit together in free-agency by re-signing starting guard Quinton Spain to a three-year deal and brought in OT Daryl Williams for depth.

The Bills were an AFC title contender in 2020 and then they strengthened their team in free agency. Going into the draft I expect Buffalo to target a cornerback, edge rusher, running back and possibly another wide receiver.

I used a few draft simulators such as Draft Network, Pro Football Focus, Fanspeak, and Pro Football Network to put together a potential draft for the Buffalo Bills. I believe the fans will be happy with the talent and potential, this draft class brings to the table.