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

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Round 3: Pick 86- CB, Bryce Hall, Virginia

What he offers: 

Bryce Hall is a big-body cornerback with instinctive ball skills and good length on his arms to make plays; who thrives zone coverage schemes. His size and length allow him to close on receivers once the quarterback releases the ball.

Hall has good press-coverage skills, as well. He particularly stands out on short routes where he can stay with the receiver. The University of Virginia product runs into problems when he has to back-pedal against a quick wide receiver. He doesn’t have the type of agility to catch up.

Hall only played six games his senior year for the Wahoos due to a broken ankle. His return to full health doesn’t have a timeline yet.  Still, the upside is there for a team to take him in the third round.

The Fit: 

Buffalo has one of, if not the best cornerback in football, Tre’Davious White. The other cornerback position is up for grabs. They hope 32-year-old Josh Norman can fill in there, but McDermott wants depth.

Hall would fit in well with the zone pass defense that the Buffalo Bills use. His size would allow him to match up with bigger, more physical wide receivers. I don’t expect Hall to win the starting cornerback position, opposite White this year. But I do expect him to compete with Norman, Levi Wallace, and EJ Gaines and end up being the third cornerback in the rotation.