The Buffalo Bills have made all the right moves on the offensive side of the ball, but they still have some needs. They are still shallow in a few places on their roster. While many have them selecting a quarterback in the second round, I can see them going in a different direction. I honestly do not feel this draft will be a very pretty one as far as positional playmakers, but the Bills need to hit on the few picks they do have.
After giving up their first from last year to land Sammy Watkins, the Bills need to address several positions on their defense. They hold the fiftieth pick in the NFL Draft and I can see the Bills going defense. The Bills have been tied to quarterbacks in many mock drafts, but I can see the Bills going defense with their first pick. I have the Bills re-signing Brandon Spikes to a one year deal before the draft, and I believe the Bills will also sign Dawan Landry to a one year deal as well. If the Bills can accomplish this draft, they would be smelling like roses come the start of the season.
So here is my Buffalo Bills seven round Mock Draft:
2nd Round – Benardrick McKinney – ILB – Mississippi State – Many have him going in the first round, but I can see the hard hitting linebacker dropping and teams taking Erik Kendricks and Denzel Perryman over him. The Bills get a guy who can be a day one starter on day 2.
3rd Round – John Miller – OG – Louisville – The Bills really like Miller, and they need an offensive guard. He is a true offensive guard that can come in day one and compete with Chris Williams, Kraig Urbik and Cyril Richardson. I see Miller getting the upper hand, but it also allows depth at the position if Richie Incognito does not pan out.
5th Round – Clayton Geathers – SS – UCF – Clayton Geathers is a hard hitting safety that has amazing bloodlines. His Uncle, Father and Brothers all played in the NFL. The big safety is a guy the Bills feel can compete and make a difference on Special Teams.
6th Round – Craig Mager – CB – Texas State – Mager has great ball skills and had a tons of interest from the Bills throughout the All-Star weekend in St. Petersburg. Mager can return punts as well and is a dynamic all around player.
6th Round – Deon Simon – NT – Northwestern State University – The Bills are expected to run a 4-3/3-4 Hybrid under Rex Ryan and they could benefit from a true nose tackle. Simon is a massive man, and the Bills have had great success with guys from NSU. Remember Terrence McGee and Demetrius Bell… both were Northwestern State football players.
7th Round – Jacob Hagen – FS – Liberty – The Bills need depth in their secondary, and Hagen is a freakish athlete that the Bills are intrigued by. He had tons of interceptions at Liberty, and the 6’3 safety is not afraid to get dirty either. I think this is a match made in heaven for Hagen and the Bills.