As many of you know, I am a huge BUFFALO BILLS fan. I cannot help it, and yes I am a homer, but I wanted to share with my tweeps my Buffalo Bills seven round mock draft because I think it will be an amazing draft for the Bills in 2019. The Bills are not very many picks away from getting over the hump, and I feel they will do that this year.
Bills pick 9 – Bills trade down to Redskins at pick 15, they receive a second round pick 46.
Bills pick 15 – Noah Fant, TE, Iowa – Bills want to build around Josh Allen and this is a way to do it. Hockenson goes early, and they want to add as many targets as they can for Allen. Fant is a guy that can spread the field and get open. Bills land an additional second round pick but they may not be done in round 1.
Bills trade pick 40 and pick 46 to move back into the first round trading with Oakland Raiders pick 24.
Bills pick 24 – Christian Wilkins, DT, Clemson – Bills lost Kyle Williams and Christian Wilkins is a Sean McDermott guy. Many have the Bills selecting Ed Oliver, but I do not feel he is a guy that will get along very well with McDermott and company. Wilkins is a mover and a shaker and I feel he will dominate for the Bills next to Star and Harry for years.
Bills pick 74 – Tytus Howard, OT, Alabama – The Bills love mean and gritty lineman and this guy is the best one in the draft. He could go way higher than this pick, but I am going to stick to my guns and keep him to the Bills at pick 74. Bills like the kid and worked him out at his pro day.
Bills pick 112 – Vosean Joseph, LB, Florida – Joseph is one of the best linebackers in the draft, and he can do so much. I feel he is a guy that can cover tight ends, as well as be a potential replacement for Lorenzo Alexander over time.
Bills pick 131 – Dru Samia, OG, Oklahoma – The Buffalo Bills are getting as many protectors as they can for Josh Allen. It is one of the most important things they want to address in the draft, and they just struck gold with pick 131. Samia is a Richie Incognito clone without the drama. This kid is a mean player with a gritty, kick your grass mentality.
Bills pick 147 – Maxx Crosby, DE, Eastern Michigan – Crosby is a guy that gets after the quarterback. The Bills love him from what I have heard. He is a guy that fits the mold perfectly and he will be a great player added to the rotation. Bills have had him in for a pre-draft visit and he is a guy they love.
Bills pick 158 – Emanuel Hall, WR, Missouri – The Bills have a deep wideout group right now but Hall brings something else to the table. He has speed and height to go get the ball. He reminds me a lot of Robert Foster, and I feel the Bills fall in love with his work ethic.
Bills pick 181 – Bryce Love, RB, Stanford – He may not play this year, this is a perfect scenario for him. Bills pick him late in the draft and sit him behind two of the best running backs to ever play the game. Both Frank Gore and LeSean McCoy can teach the back the game and the approach and next year he will join TJ Yeldon as the Bills backs of the future.
Bills pick 225 – Blessuan Austin, CB, Rutgers – He was rated as a top tier cornerback before his injury. He tore a knee ligament and recently had surgery. He is back running and back training hard. He could come in next season and start opposite of Tre’Davious White.
Bills pick 228 – Chuck Harris, DE, Buffalo – The Bills draft a local kid. This is a smart move because he knows how to get after the quarterback. Harris is a big boy who has been killing quarterbacks at UB down the road for years.