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Buffalo Bills



BUFFALO BILLS TEAM NEEDS
Most recent team needs update: September 22

Starter Need High (P1, P2)
RB
WRS
OT
OC
TE
NT
EDGE
OLB
CB

Starter Need Medium (P3)
OG
DL5T
ILB
SFTY

Mid Round Fill High (P5)

Depth Fill (P4)
RBC
WR
DL3T

Late Round Fill (P6)

Minimal Need (P9)
QB


BILLS PICKS/COMMENTS MOST RECENT MOCK
Results from 2022 Consensus Mock Draft: #5
Most recent mock draft update: 9/22/2021

R1
29
Buffalo
Ahmad Gardner
Cincinnati
CB
Reach/Value:
-4
Height:
6'2"
Weight:
190
Ahmad Gardner NFL Draft photo
Our old pal Dean has reiterated to me that I need to stay patient, and that a 35-0 shellacking of a divisional-foe in the Miami Dolphins is a great sign, but I can't help but be slightly worried about Josh Allen. In 2020, gone were the errant short-to-intermediate throws, the questionable decisions, and the big misses on deep shots. So far in 2021, those concerning signs are back; Allen is only completing just over 50% of his passes and his game just looks...off.

The good news is that Allen is beloved by his teammates, coaches, and organization as a whole for both having a heart of gold and an incredible blue-collar work ethic, so I have no doubts that he will be the best QB he can be...we just have to hope that last season's MVP-like numbers weren't an aberration.

Defensively, this team also has reset to its 2019 form, but that's a good thing! The pass rush that was lacking entirely in 2020 has returned and the secondary is tighter than it was a year ago. While the unit may not be world-beaters this year, they are back to looking like a consistent, Sean McDermott-coached defense. If the D can maintain their current form and Josh Allen can regain his 2020 form, this team truly will be a Super Bowl contender.

-Kennedy Paynter, Senior Draft Analyst (@Kennedy_Paynter on Twitter)
R2
61
Buffalo
Zakoby McClain
Auburn
OLB
Reach/Value:
+5
Height:
6'0"
Weight:
220
Zakoby McClain NFL Draft photo
R3
93
Buffalo
Jahan Dotson
Penn State
WRS
Reach/Value:
+6
Height:
5'11"
Weight:
180
Jahan Dotson NFL Draft photo
R4
125
Buffalo
Kevin Harris
South Carolina
RB
Reach/Value:
+4
Height:
5'10"
Weight:
225
Kevin Harris NFL Draft photo
R5
157
Buffalo
Chris Owens
Alabama
OC
Reach/Value:
-3
Height:
6'2"
Weight:
305
Chris Owens NFL Draft photo
R6
173
Buffalo (Trade)
Jeremy Ruckert
Ohio State
TE
Reach/Value:
-4
Height:
6'5"
Weight:
250
Jeremy Ruckert NFL Draft photo
BUF g CAR (D Johnson)
R6
189
Buffalo
Tyler Vrabel
Boston College
OT
Reach/Value:
-15
Height:
6'5"
Weight:
305
Tyler Vrabel NFL Draft photo
R7
199
Buffalo (Trade)
Zachary Carter
Florida
EDGE
Reach/Value:
-21
Height:
6'4"
Weight:
268
Zachary Carter NFL Draft photo
BUF g ATL (L Smith)
R7
221
Buffalo
Otito Ogbonnia
UCLA
DL1T
Reach/Value:
-34
Height:
6'3"
Weight:
320
Otito Ogbonnia NFL Draft photo


BILLS HISTORICAL DRAFT PICKS

Reach/Value (R/V) Explained
The difference between where a player is selected in the NFL draft versus where the player was listed on the final Drafttek Big Board for the season in question.
Example: A player who was listed at #50 on the Big Board and was selected at #35 will be a "Reach" of -15. Alternately, a player listed at #35 on the Big Board who was selected at #50 is a +15 "Value".

Simply put: a positive number is a Value pick, a negative number is a Reach.

YEAR RD PK NAME SCHOOL PSN R/V RV Val
2021 1 30 Gregory Rousseau Miami (FL) EDGE Reach -6
2021 2 61 Carlos Basham Jr. Wake Forest DL5T Value +16
2021 3 93 Spencer K. Brown Northern Iowa OT Reach -9
2021 5 161 Tommy Doyle Miami (OH) OT Value +5
2021 6 203 Marquez Stevenson Houston WR Reach -4
2021 6 212 Damar Hamlin Pitt S Value +22
2021 6 213 Rachad Wildgoose Wisconsin CB Reach -13
2021 7 236 Jack Anderson Texas Tech OG Value +77
YEAR RD PK NAME SCHOOL PSN R/V RV Val
2020 2 54 A.J. Epenesa Iowa DL5T Value +31
2020 3 86 Zack Moss Utah RB Value +2
2020 4 128 Gabriel Davis UCF WR Value +13
2020 5 167 Jake Fromm Georgia QB Value +107
2020 6 188 Tyler Bass Georgia Southern PK Reach -78
2020 6 207 Isaiah Hodgins Oregon State WR Value +46
2020 7 239 d Pittsburgh CB Value +21
YEAR RD PK NAME SCHOOL PSN R/V RV Val
2019 1 9 Ed Oliver Houston DL3T Value +2
2019 2 38 Cody Ford Oklahoma OG Reach -13
2019 3 74 Devin Singletary Florida Atlantic RB Reach -42
2019 3 96 Dawson Knox Ole Miss TE Value +20
2019 5 147 Vosean Joseph Florida OLB Value +79
2019 6 181 Jaquan Johnson Miami (FL) S Value +60
2019 7 225 Darryl Johnson Jr. North Carolina A&T EDGE Reach -101
2019 7 228 Tommy Sweeney Boston College TE Value +62
YEAR RD PK NAME SCHOOL PSN R/V RV Val
2018 1 7 Josh Allen Wyoming QB Value +2
2018 1 16 Tremaine Edmunds Virginia Tech ILB Value +7
2018 3 96 Harrison Phillips Stanford DL1T Value +39
2018 4 121 Taron Johnson Weber State CB Reach -89
2018 5 154 Siran Neal Jacksonville St S Reach -65
2018 5 166 Wyatt Teller Virginia Tech OG Value +86
2018 6 187 Ray Ray McCloud Clemson WRS Reach -113
2018 7 255 Austin Proehl North Carolina WR Reach -175
YEAR RD PK NAME SCHOOL PSN R/V RV Val
2017 1 27 Tre'Davious White LSU CB Reach -10
2017 2 37 Zay Jones East Carolina WRF Reach -14
2017 2 63 Dion Dawkins Temple OG Value +13
2017 5 163 Matt Milano Boston College LB Value +11
2017 5 171 Nathan Peterman Pittsburgh QB Value +17
2017 6 195 Tanner Vallejo Boise State LB Reach -4
YEAR RD PK NAME SCHOOL PSN R/V RV Val
2016 1 19 Shaq Lawson Clemson EDGE Value +12
2016 2 41 Reggie Ragland Alabama ILB Value +21
2016 3 80 Adolphus Washington Ohio State DL3T Value +15
2016 4 139 Cardale Jones Ohio State QB Value +29
2016 5 156 Jonathan Williams Arkansas RB Reach -9
2016 6 192 Kolby Listenbee TCU WRS Value +21
2016 6 218 Kevon Seymour USC CB Value +58
YEAR RD PK NAME SCHOOL PSN R/V RV Val
2015 2 50 Ronald Darby Florida St CB Reach -8
2015 3 81 John Miller Louisville OG Reach -28
2015 5 155 Karlos Williams Florida St RB Reach -69
2015 6 188 Tony Steward Clemson OLB Reach -245
2015 6 194 Nick O'Leary Florida St TE Value +25
2015 7 234 Dezmin Lewis Central Arkansas WR Value +60
YEAR RD PK NAME SCHOOL PSN R/V RV Val
2014 1 4 Sammy Watkins Clemson WR Value +0
2014 2 44 Cyrus Kouandjio Alabama OT Value +1
2014 3 73 Preston Brown Louisville ILB Reach -49
2014 4 109 Ross Cockrell Duke CB Reach -117
2014 5 153 Cyril Richardson Baylor OG Value +58
2014 7 221 Randell Johnson Florida Atlantic OLB Reach -48
2014 7 237 Seantrel Henderson Miami (FL) OT Value +136