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Buffalo Bills Tryout Treasures: Possible Fits from the 2019 NFL Draft

Diontae Johnson the wide receiver from Toledo is one of the better football players in the draft, and he is being slept on by many Draftniks.

Tryout Treasures

2019 Draft Sleeper’s & Possible Fits by Matt Anzio

Buffalo Bills Edition

OT: Ethan Greenridge

  • School : Villanova
  • Height :  6’ 4
  • Weight :  335 lbs

Big strong wide stance OT that adds power & technique to any OL room.

He was voted & widely considered one of the top OL prospects in all the CAA Conference. Was consistent for the Wildcats then showed up during the All-star games & turned even more heads at his pro day. Think hos stock is rising started every game this season.  Started all 43 games at LT that is something i am sure they are taking note of. Looked good all week down at the Shrine game & practices. A player I see multiple teams have interviewed. He will get a shot the question is where & I really like the fit in Western N.Y. New OL coach Bobby Johnson will have a late rd or priority FA steal in Greenwich. He is on the rise in my book. Think he can turn into a viable Pro LT in a relatively short time period. True LT are not easy to come bay as you have to be very limited in your mistakes & protect the blind side.

DE Derek Roberson

  • School: Sam Houston State
  • Height : 6’4
  • Weight : 250 lbs

Think his stats speak for themselves when it comes to Roberson & he should def be in day 2 talks.  Most likely someone will get a bargain on the dynamic pass rusher from SHSU. Already on their radar and many others even invited to the Titans local day.

With 68 tackles, 2 PBU 11.5 sacks  & 5 FF he has shown he is an active dominant force off the edge & fits what McDermott style edge rushers have generally been like over the years I have followed him. He has always had guys that could get off the edge in a hurry with high motors to always be at least in the vicinity of the QB.

CB Tae Hayes

  • School : Appalachian State
  • Height : 5’ 9”
  • Weight : 185 lbs

Had 47 tackles, 3 TFL, 4 INT’s  with 7 PBU’s.

Hayes is around the ball all the time was part of a good secondary at App St.

Could be a problem with the ball in his hands weaves his way thru traffic with patience speed & elusiveness. Has that 2nd gear scouts look for can turn on the jets instantly & his long speed is top of the class.  Seen him play man & zone with success a strong tackler takes bigger WR’s & backs down forcefully & assertive. Hits like an animal with precise timing on pass breakups. Takes good angles to the ball carrier then lays down the discipline. CB or safety obviously ST not much Hayes doesn’t bring to the party.

RB Craig Reynolds

  • School: Kutztown
  • Height 6’ 0
  • Weight: 220  lbs

Reynolds has some great film a good pro day now he just needs 1 Shot!

Craig had 615 yds but most importantly 11 TD’s which is an area the Bills need to improve on. Redzone efficiency & Reynolds can help in that area. Had a 5.5 ypc average this season with over 78 yds a game for KU this past yr.  His Pro day numbers where

He had over 5,000 yds & had 46 TD’s in his outstanding college career. Think the Bills make sense could see the Giants with some interest. Think it will be on the East Coast cause he fits into these rugged type N.Y., P.A. or even Ohio type winters where he will stride wearing people down like a boxer landing 8 rounds of kidney shots.

QB Dalton Banks

  • Cornell University
  • Height : 6’3
  • Weight : 237 lbs

Cannon Arm with good long ball accuracy makes Banks a QB that just might be worth a Tryout. Had 1,654 yds with 9 TD’s & 11 ints. The INT’s are something he needs to work on but he was under pressure a lot at Cornell. Did have a 60.46 % completion percentage. Natural thrower thinks if he is in the right fit has time to set his feet & get used to a teams Offensive scheme he could excel at some level. Could be a guy to look at a rookie minicamp Cornell being in upstate N.Y. just connected the dots.

Sterling Shippy

  • Alcorn State
  • Height 6’ 1   
  • Weight : 285 lbs

Shippy is built like a Tank but flies off the line like an Impala SS.

Gets quick rip & pull shedding blocks Bull Rushing his way behind the line.

Have to give credit where it is done & got his name from FBGP on his prospect rankings. Checked out his film can see why EmoryHunt is so high on him. Strong thick frame to move blockers yet still has some steadily moving feet. Impressive Prospect, if it wasn’t so deep at DL, think he would easily be a day 2 consideration.  Pro Day highlighted by an eye-catching 4.82 forty, 32 reps at 225 & a 32.5 “Vert sure has caught the attention of some scouts from Western N.Y. among others.

WR Diontae  Johnson

  • Toledo
  • Height : 5’ 10    
  • Weight: 183 lbs

Just cause I put him or any of these prospects on Tryout Treasures doesn’t mean I do not believe they will be drafted. Just mean even late round picks are basically on a tryout base & a short leash. Johnson is no exception very well can have his name called at some point at the end of the month.  With a 33.5 “Vert, 4.45 short shuttle, 7.09 L drill & 15 reps think Johnson shows why he was invited to the combine, to begin with. Tough guy that can fit in well upstate N.Y. that could use some talent to accompany a talent like Robert Woods. Who is steadily turning into one of the NFL’s premier pass catchers?

Johnson was the team leader on Toledo with catches & yards 761. Also had 8 TD’s & was a 1st Team All-Conference Player.  1st Team All-Conference Punt returner as well. Exciting with the ball in his hand’s great vision quick instincts expect him to gain attention the closer we get to the big weekend.

OC James O’ Hagan

  • Buffalo University
  • Height: 6’ 2  
  • Weight: 303 lbs

Centers don’t get enough respect & when you’re from a smaller school it’s even worse. Look at guys like Jason Kelce ( Eagles)  from Cincy, or an OG like or Alex Mack ( Atlanta) formally played at Cal. Think they were a little higher on Bitonio but still graded him as a day 3 guy. Both are Pro Bowl, All Pro’s top guys at the position. Confident O’Hagan falls into this category. Should be at the very least a Priority* FA. Was the center for a top 5-10 QB in the entire draft. Did a full report on O’Hagan explaining is efficiency ability to anchor down & get out in front clear a path for his backs like a bully. Country strong hard worker with loose his shifty feet. Someone, I would be very interested in if I was a GM or scout.

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