Even without a first-round pick, the Buffalo Bills are in a position to add good talent in this draft. These are who the mock drafts believe will be selected by Buffalo in the second and third rounds.
This our final NFL mock draft compilation of 2020. Empire Writes Back gathered data from a host of internet mock drafts. Rather than our readers search the expanse of cyberspace for who the Buffalo Bills will pick, EWB brings you our exhaustive consensus.
NFL teams are doing their final player background checks and interviews for what will be the most interesting drafts in recent times. Travel restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic has dramatically hampered the scouting process. After the Combine in March, teams, and players haven’t met in person, and there were no Pro Days.
Teams conducted online meetings with prospective players. Virtually, the same way this draft will go down. A lack of ANYTHING happening in the sports world, that isn’t on Twitter, has left fans hyper-focused on the draft. Any scrap of information will do.
We went the extra mile this time around, evaluating 22 different mock drafts for the 5.0 version of the Buffalo Buffalo Mock Draft Compilation. Believe me. It’s hard to find that many reliable mocks that go into the second round. Sources for this version include Walter Football, Pro Football Focus, ESPN – Mel Kiper, NFL.com, CBS Sports, nj.com, Tankathon, USA Today NFL Mocks, Draftwire, Draftsite.com, San Diego Tribune, Washington Post, NFL Spin Zone, Draft Geek, The Draft Network, and The Athletic.
Not to beat a dead horse, but Buffalo Bills GM Brandon Beane traded away his first-round pick this year to Minnesota as part of the package for wide receiver Stefon Diggs. He landed a young player who is better at this stage than anyone the Bills would have drafted at 22. Diggs addition to John Brown, and Cole Beasley, give quarterback Josh Allen the best trio of receivers in the league to throw to.
To get where they want to go, the Bills could use a running back to split time with last season’s third-round revelation Devin Singletary. Additionally, Buffalo could use some depth along the offensive line and at tight end.
The Bills defense is excellent. In free agency, Beane was able to offset the losses of Jordan Phillips and Shaq Lawson with Mario Addison, and Vernon Butler. An edge rusher would be a nice addition to the defense as well as a little help in the secondary.