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Buffalo Bills 7-Round Mock Draft

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The Bills went into the offseason knowing they had to upgrade their roster to compete in the AFC East next season. Free agency allowed the Bills to do just that. However the Bills have a great opportunity to fill some remaining holes with the 2017 NFL Draft quickly approaching. This mock draft will show you how the Bills can get immediate help at positions of need in 2017.

Round 1: #10: Mike Williams WR Clemson

Quarterback is not a pressing need now for the Bills since they decided to resign their starting quarterback Tyrod Taylor. The Bills passing game in 2016 was mediocre and inconsistent. The Bills decided to sign Andre Holmes and Corey Brown in free agency. Sammy Watkins has yet to stay healthy for an entire season in Buffalo.

With the 10th overall pick the Buffalo Bills should select the best wide receiver in the draft. Mike Williams from Clemson is a stud and the most NFL ready receiver in the draft. Ask Alabama how good he is. He dominated them in the National Championship, and quite frankly everybody he played against. To solidify his stock Williams ran his 40 yard dash in 4.49 and a 4.50 seconds at his pro day. Williams brings the prototypical size and speed to the Bills receiving core they desperately need. At # 10 the Bills are getting a Andre Johnson and Mike Evans type talent who will dominate the AFC east as a rookie.

Round 2: #44: Justin Evans S Texas A&M

Buffalo was horrendous against the pass last season. The Bills decided to hire Sean McDermott to be their head coach and fix the defense’s deficiencies. McDermott played safety at William & Mary in college which allows him to successfully evaluate safeties coming out of college. McDermott also coached one of the best defenses in football during his stint as defensive coordinator in Carolina. Aaron Williams was released due to him not being able to play consistently on Sundays. The Bills need a playmaker at safety who can play centerfield and be a leader in the secondary.

With the 44th overall pick the Buffalo Bills should select Justin Evans from Texas A&M. Evans was a highly recruited 3 sport athlete coming out of high school. If you watch Evans film at Texas A&M you will understand why scouts have Evans getting drafted no later than the 3rd round. You’ll see Evans completely obliterate Derrick Henry in 2015. He posses ball skills of a slot receiver and snags the ball at the highest point which allowed him to have 4 interceptions with 7 pass breakups last season. Justin Evans has the athleticism, physicality, and toughness that will allow the Bills pass defense to finally stop somebody.

Round 3: #75: Evan Engram TE Ole Miss

New offensive coordinator Rick Dennison knows the 2017 tight end draft class is the deepest in decades. The Bills witness twice a year how dynamic an offense can be when having two dominant tight ends. Charles Clay is a premier pass catching tight end but can benefit from playing with the best route running tight end in the draft.

With the 75th overall pick the Buffalo Bills should select Evan Engram from Ole Miss. Engram was the nations most prolific tight end in America winning first-team All-SEC and All-American accolades by catching a team-high 65 balls for 926 yards and eight scores. He is the most consistent pass catching tight end in the draft and is a true vertical threat. Due to Engrams athleticism and speed at his position he will have to be covered by defensive backs. He is amazing leaper and will be a great red zone target for Tyrod Taylor. The Bills are getting a Jordan Reed type talent in the third round. Ultimately Engram will provide the icing on the cake for the Bills to finally have a predictive passing offense.

Round 5: #156 Kevin King CB Washington

The Bills decided to let Stephon Gilmore walk in free agency and sign with the Patriots. The Bills still have Ronald Darby who proved his value last season in the secondary. Micah Hyde was signed in free agency from Green Bay to play the nickel for the Bills. The Bills can select the most underrated corner in the entire draft to fill the hole Gilmore left.

With the the 156th overall the Buffalo Bills should select Kevin King from Washington. The most versatile defender in Washington’s talent-laden secondary the past few years was Kevin King. King performed regardless of whether he was asked to line up at safety or cornerback. He is a experienced player that has great awareness while in zone and can anticipate underneath routes. Due to his ability to play safety, King will have a smooth transition to the NFL at corner. The Bills are getting a steal in the 5th round and will be able to play King at corner from Day 1.

Round 5: #171 Storm Norton OT Toledo

Right tackle is a position of need the Bills have to fix in the later rounds of the 2017 draft. The Bills decided to resign Tyrod Taylor and must be able to protect him this season. The Bills saw Jordan Mills give up 12 sacks, eight quarterback hits and 55 hurries in last season at tackle. That is unacceptable and the Bills realize that.

With the 171st overall pick the Buffalo Bills should select Storm Norton from Toledo. Norton helped Toledo have the 7th best offense in the country allowing Kareem Hunt to run through massive holes. Norton is massive himself being 6’8 311 which makes scouts salivate over his frame. He started every game the last 2 seasons earning All MAC each season. He will also provide versatility playing either tackle position for the Bills and also be a dominant run blocker. The Bills should be able to develop Norton into a starting tackle during training camp.

Round 6: #195 Kendell Beckwith ILB LSU

Reggie Ragland is expected to make a full recovery and be ready to play in 2017 for the Bills at linebacker. The Bills are apparently moving on from Zach Brown and need to draft a linebacker for depth purposes.

With the 195th overall pick the Buffalo Bill should select Kendell Beckwith from LSU. Beckwith a 3 year starter, is an every down linebacker who is fundamentally sound at his position. He has the power and physical mentality to take on linemen at the second level. Beckwith will provide the depth and productivity that the Bills are need of.

  • There’s no way the Bills are drafting Mike Williams over Corey Davis with their #10 pick.

    Round 1: WR (Corey Davis)
    Round 2: CB
    Round 3: LB
    Round 5: Safety
    Round 5: DT
    Round 6: CB or WR