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Gregory Kowalczyk’s 2024 Annual Mock Draft

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Buffalo Bills Mock Draft 1.0

The Buffalo Bills 2023 season was one defined as going through the ‘ebbs and flows’ of a long season.  The Bills were 6-6 at one point, and needed to rattle off six of their last seven games to back-door their way into another division title win; which included a Miami Dolphins collapse.  The Buffalo Bills finished the season with an 11-6 record, which surprisingly was good enough for the second seed in the conference due to tie-breakers beating the Kansas City Chiefs in the regular season, something the Bills have gotten used to. 

The Bills dealt with another snow storm this year and beat the Pittsburgh Steelers in the Wild Card round in a game that was pushed back, resulting in less rest for the waiting, healthy, ready, Kansas City Chiefs.  The Bills ultimately lost again in the Divisional Round, at home to the Chiefs 27-24, whom the Bills, and fans have been wanting and waiting for an opportunity to host in the playoffs.  This Bills roster needs a mini-reset after GM Brandon Beane has gone all-in in recent years resulting in what looks like some bad contracts and older injured veterans.  Beane will have his work cut out for him again this off-season and will really need to hit on the draft with not much cap room.

Coach McDermott had another inconsistent up-and-down season, his first calling the defense himself.  It took a mid-season, old story leaked about Sean McDermott comparing teamwork to the 9-11 hijackers to really take the attention away from the slumping Bills players and onto McDermott  himself. The players responded.  McDermott in typical fashion, fired a few more coordinators thus ensuring his job security for another year.  The Bills fired offensive coordinator Ken Dorsey mid-season and got a spark from Joe Brady. 

While Brady and Dorsey’s offensive numbers were very similar, Brady helped spark the offensive letting Josh Allen run more with a quick passing game.  The Bills will be forced to play their rookies more in the season’s to come with no cap room, something McDermott is not a fan of doing.  Offensive rookie guard O’Cyrus Torrence had a phenomenal rookie year starting every snap, something the Bills will need more of.  The Bills need to find a way to get past the Kansas City Chiefs in the playoffs and the AFC is as strong as ever. And, a healthy Joe Burrow is also coming back for the Bengals.

After the Chiefs loss Beane said “Listen we have to continue to put weapons out there to keep teams from bracketing him (Diggs) or, you now locking him down in different ways to take him away.  They know you are going to want him. Stef can still play. I’m sure he would love to have that deep ball again, he’d be the first to tell you that. Diggs had another poor post season as teams are finding out a way to stop him as the other Bills receivers lack separation. Diggs statistics took a noticeable drop once Joe Brady took over as offensive coordinator.

At the NFL combine Beane mentioned that you can’t look at how you lost one game and decide to change how you play the game, which I found interesting… considering that after recent playoff losses to Kansas City, Beane and the staff has allocated a lot of draft capital and free agent money towards the defensive line with some big misses. All the while Beane was neglecting the offensive line, and secondary receiving options haven’t worked out.  Now with another post-season loss to Kansas City the Bills may need to switch that philosophy and start addressing the offensive side of the ball.

Changes on the coaching staff have already begun with Ronald Curry being added as the quarterbacks coach, Jahmile Addae as the cornerbacks coach as well as Christian Taylor as a defensive quality control assistant.  Curry takes over the role previously held by Joe Brady.  Addae comes from the college ranks from the University of Miami. 

Coach McDermott also won’t be calling the defense by himself this year, Linebackers coach Bobby Babich was promoted to defensive coordinator… a young-up-and-coming coach that players like and the Bills feared he would get a job elsewhere like defensive line coach Eric Washington who took a promotion to become the Chicago Bears defensive coordinator.  With the Babich hiring; the Bills defensive backs coach John Butler asked for his release as he has hopes of becoming a defensive coordinator himself.  A lot of shuffling going on with the Bills coaching staff of late, McDermott needs to make sure everyone is on the same page, and falls in line because if they don’t he’ll quickly make a change if you’re not, or over-step your boundaries.

As teams start to win and have success in the league, it’s harder to keep your roster together.  It’s inevitable that players will come and go but it’s important to identify your core and keep them together as long as possible, and that’s exactly what Beane has started to do. It’s a good problem to have, and for the Bills and their fans, “In Beane we trust.” The Bills have their franchise quarterback in Josh Allen, something that hasn’t been able to be said here since Jim Kelly.  When you have a stud quarterback, you become a destination regardless of cap-space and location. New York State taxes don’t help, but players are going to want to play with Josh Allen and want to come play for a winning team, something the Bills aren’t used to being. Hopefully this offseason, we’ll see a couple NFL free agents take less money to go chase a ring or play with Josh Allen. 

With the AFC conference loaded with good quarterbacks and teams now, the Bills can’t get complacent.  Patrick Mahomes, Joe Burrow, Trevor Lawrence, Justin Herbert Lamar Jackson, C.J. Stroud and Aaron Rodgers back healthy all sit in the AFC and it’s no guarantee that you’ll make the playoffs let alone go far every year.  The New York Jets and Miami Dolphins have also built good rosters and are competent quarterbacks away from dethroning you. The Bills need to improve the roster and will have free agency and the draft to do so.

As the offseason progressed the Bills were able to restructure guard Connor McGovern and created $3.74m in space according to NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero.  This was the Bills first domino to fall as Beane starts to get the roster in shape to see how much cap space they’ll have to work with.  General Manager Brandon Beane went right to work in the first week of March and much to his credit Beane made some difficult decisions and cut some older veterans and the core of the team to create salary cap and give the Bills a youth-movement of a mini reset.  Cornerback Tre’Davious White was released with a post June 1st date thus saving the Bills $10.2 million.  Jordan Poyer, Mitch Morse, Siran Neal, Deonte Harty, Nyheim Hines were all cut and Cornerback Rasul Douglas restructured his contract creating cap room. 

Von Miller also did the Bills a solid with taking a pay-cut and turning a bunch of his bonus money into incentives. The Bills traded guard Ryan Bates to clear an additional $1.4 million,  Bates wanted to start and only played 35 snaps for the Bills last season which allowed the Bills to acquire a 5th round selection to help bolster their draft class or give Beane extra ammunition to move up.  The Bills like their young depth on the offensive line with Alec Anderson and Ryan Van Demark.  Dion Dawkins signed a three year extension, which lowered his cap hit this year, Dawson Knox took a slight pay cut as well as Josh Allen moving around money to get cap compliant.

Other additions to the Bills roster in spring included bringing back Quarterback Mitch Trubisky to backup Josh Allen as well as signing David Edwards to a contract extension.  Currently the plan is to move over Connor McGovern to center and slot David Edwards in at the guard spot, but the Bills will have to be careful with messing up too much offensive line continuity which was one of the bright spots for the roster last year. 

The Bills will look towards adding players that were cut from NFL teams versus adding many free agents as adding cut-players won’t count towards the compensatory selection process. The Bills were able to add some linebacker depth signing Nicholas Morrow from the Eagles.  Morrow will slot in at backup middle linebacker and also play some special teams.  Receiver Mack Hollins was signed on a one-year deal to provide some depth replacing Gabe Davis and Trent Sherfield.  Hollins is a good blocking receiver who can add to the receiver room hopefully to pair with a highly drafted rookie. 

The Bills big free agent move for them this year was adding Curtis Samuel a receiver from Washington.  Samuel was worked with Joe Brady before in Carolina and will provide a ton of versatility from the receiver position.  Samuel can even line up in the backfield and provide a bunch of touches, something the Bills haven’t had since Isaiah McKenzie and limited use of Nyheim Hines who is no longer here. Samuel signed a 2 year $24 million contract.  Samuel played in 53 games making 185 receptions, for 2,087 yards and 14 touchdowns.  Samuel can also provide a spark in the return game with 72 attempts for 478 yards and five touchdowns in his career. With Washington, Samuel had played in 91 games and made 317 receptions for 3,383 yards and 22 touchdowns, but what was more impressive was he also chipped in 121 carries for 715 yards and seven touchdowns, which will give the Bills options around the goal line when everyone assumes it’s Josh running the ball.

In the move of the offseason the Buffalo Bills traded Stefon Diggs, a 2024 sixth round pick and a 2025 fifth round pick for a 2025 second round pick from the Houston Texans that is actually Minnesota’s pick which is projected in my opinion around pick 33-38 overall.  While losing Stefon Diggs will hurt on the field and financially the Bills are taking on the mini reset approach that the Chiefs did recently with Tyreek Hill.  The only difference was Beane gave Diggs another extension to keep him happy thus resulting in a $31 million dead cap hit on the Bills 2024 salary cap. 

The Bills receiving depth chart needs work now, however Beane has a lot of draft capital now should he want to make a giant move to trade into the top ten ala a Julio Jones 2011 type trade… where the Falcons moved up from pick 27 by sending 27, a future first, second, and fourth to select Julio Jones.  The Bills could make a giant splash doing the same to trade up into the top ten for Marvin Harrison Jr, Malik Nabers, or Rome Odunze.  Another option might be just trading up slightly for the 4th to 7th receiver on their board.  This move will be talked about for a long time but I’m on the side of it’s better to be a year early than a year late, Diggs production takes a hit in the second half of the year and is invisible in the playoffs… not to mention his contract social media drama resulting in the star quarterback Josh Allen to be asked about Diggs and his friendship daily.

The Bills were able to address a bunch of needs in free agency. While nothing spectacular, they were able to bring in a few pieces and retain a bunch of their own on team friendly deals, allowing themselves to likely get a projected sixth and seventh round compensatory selection for the losses.  A.J. Epenesa, DaQuan Jones, Taylor Rapp, Quintin Morris, Cam Lewis and Ty Johnson were brought back, while the Bills lost quite a bit of the roster, they still have 11 draft selections to fill in the holes as receiver, defensive line, and the secondary.

This draft is extremely important for Brandon Beane, as he really needs to hit on a bunch of players that can produce and help this year. Now isn’t the time for projects, the Bills are up-against the cap and must get creative each year to stay at the top and as long as Josh Allen stays healthy that’s where I expect them to be. The Bills need to have a great draft, the most pressure Beane has had here and the Bills will need to have a bunch of these rookies not only make the team but likely see more significant snaps than they ever have relied on before.

The 89th annual NFL draft scheduled for April 25th to 27th  this year in Detroit, Michigan at the Campus Martius Park Hart Plaza.  

The Bills will enter the draft with ten draft selections.

Round 1: Pick 28

Round 2: Pick 60

Round 4: Pick 128

Round 4: Pick 133 (via compensatory)

Round 5: Pick 144 (From Chicago)

Round 5: Pick 160 (From Green Bay)

Round 5: Pick 163

Round 6: Pick 200 (From Dallas)

Round 6: Pick 204

Round 7: Pick 248

The following table represents a trade value chart.  The Bills head into the draft picking late in the first round and having extra late round picks. The Bills will be limited in what they can do but they’ll be flexible.  I can see the Bills trading up as the roster is pretty much set and difficult to make the roster or even trading down to add some younger contracts to the books. I hate to play both sides here, but either are options I could see.

Example – Should the Bills want to trade up for someone they like that’s falling down the draft board; Pick 28(660) and Pick 144 (34) would net you 694 points which should be good enough to trade up to 26th overall with Tampa Bay.  Beane loves to trade up and the Bills should only do so if they are getting someone of great value on their board, otherwise the Bills should trade down and accumulate as many picks as possible and start filling out the roster with rookie contracts, much like the Kansas City Chiefs have been doing.

Table below:

  • Braelon Allen, Running Back, Wisconsin (COM)
  • Graham Barton, Offensive Guard, Duke (COM)
  • Trey Benson, Running Back, Florida State (T30)
  • Khristian Boyd, Defensive Tackle, Northern Iowa (T30)
  • Javon Bullard, Cornerback, Georgia (COM)
  • Calen Bullock, Safety, USC (COM)
  • Stefan Cobbs, Wide Receiver, Boise State (PRO)
  • Keon Coleman^, Wide Receiver, Florida State (COM, T30)
  • Cooper DeJean^, Safety, Iowa (COM, T30)
  • Marlon Devonshire^, Cornerback, Pittsburgh (PRO, WOR, T30)
  • Audric Estime, Running Back, Notre Dame (COM)
  • Braden Fiske, Defensive Tackle, Florida State (COM)
  • Ryan Flournoy, Wide Receiver, Southeast Missouri State (T30)
  • Troy Franklin^, Wide Receiver, Oregon (COM, WOR, T30)
  • Frank Gore Jr., Running Back, Southern Miss (COM)
  • Jalyx Hunt, Outside Linebacker, Houston Baptist (COM)
  • Curtis Jacobs, Inside Linebacker, Penn State (COM)
  • Kamren Kinchens, Safety, Miami (COM)
  • Marshawn Kneeland, Defensive End, Western Michigan (T30)
  • Kamari Lassiter, Cornerback, Georgia (COM)
  • Laiatu Latu, Defensive End, UCLA (T30)
  • Xavier Legette, Wide Receiver, South Carolina (COM)
  • Jalen McMillan, Wide Receiver, Washington (COM)
  • Adonai Mitchell, Wide Receiver, Texas (COM)
  • Jordan Morgan, Offensive Tackle, Arizona (T30)
  • Byron Murphy II, Defensive Tackle, Texas (COM)
  • Bo Nix, Quarterback, Oregon (COM)
  • Ruke Orhorhoro, Defensive Tackle, Clemson (T30)
  • Patrick Paul, Offensive Tackle, Houston (COM)
  • Andru Phillips, Cornerback, Kentucky (T30)
  • Javon Solomon, Defensive End, Troy (COM, VIR)
  • Brian Thomas Jr., Wide Receiver, LSU (COM)
  • Edefuan Ulofoshio, Inside Linebacker, Washington (VIR)
  • Devontez Walker, Wide Receiver, North Carolina (T30)
  • Tez Walker, Wide Receiver, North Carolina (COM, PRO)
  • Johnny Wilson, Wide Receiver, Florida State (COM)
  • Payton Wilson, Linebacker, N.C. State (COM)
  • Roman Wilson, Wide Receiver, Michigan (COM)
  • Xavier Worthy, Wide Receiver, Texas (COM, T30)

For purposes of this mock, I’ll try to draft based on whom I think the Bills staff will select, mixed with need, and who I may want. The Bills are allotted thirty pre-draft visits. Every year three or four players will come from this list.  Below is a list of draft prospects who have had some sort of contact this spring that have been confirmed.  The Bills did a good job, patching a few areas of need in free agency to allow them to take the best player available but there are still needs along the defensive line, secondary, receiver and offensive line.

On to the Mock!

The Bills are set to pick 28th overall.  I won’t be predicting any trades for the purposes of this mock draft, however a dream scenario would be the Bills trading up to pick nine with Chicago and sending pick 28, 60, and first, and forth next year to select either receiver, Malik Nabers from LSU, or Rome Odunze from Washington. It will take an unprecedented type trade like when the Atlanta Falcons traded up to select Julio Jones in 2011. The Falcons sent pick 27, a second and fourth-round pick and a first and fourth the following year to the Browns to trade up to six overall.  Von Miller predicted the Bills and Beane trading up for a receiver, so we can cross that off our board considering every time Von Miller opens his mouth about a prediction it never comes through… he has to be 0 for 25 at this point. 

The Bills trading into the top ten would require a ton of assets but they did get an extra second round selection next year in the Diggs trade which is the Vikings pick and should be fairly high in the round. I’d rather the Bills go all in to trade up for one of the top three receivers or trade down to the early second and acquire another day two draft selection to help fill out the roster.  I don’t want Beane to waste a selection by only trading up a handful of picks to get the 4th or 5th best receiver in the class. Picking 28th does have its advantages.  Teams picking in the early second generally like to trade up to the late first to acquire a player that has a fifth-year option.  All first-round picks have fifth-year options whereas, rounds 2-7 are four-year contracts.  Brandon Beane can’t help himself from trading up, after the Kansas City Chiefs jumped the Bills for Trent McDuffie Jr. 2022,  Beane then traded up for Elam in a panic and Dalton Kincaid in consecutive years.

1st Round – (28th Overall)

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Adonai Mitchell- Wide Receiver – Texas- 6’2 205 lbs.

The Buffalo Bills select receiver Adonai Mitchell with the 28th selection of the first round in the 2024 NFL draft. 

The selfish part of me wants the Bills to load up on a receivers with speed and just keep giving your stud quarterback Josh Allen weapons. Brian Thomas Jr. from LSU is actually my fourth receiver in this class but I believe he’ll go in the teens and I’m all for the Bills landing a top-three wide out where there is a tier separation from WR4 in a massive trade up, otherwise Mitchell is my WR5 in this class, and staying put at 28 or trading down will allow the Bills to fill out the roster with cheap draft contracts.

The college game is filled with receivers and Beane will have to remain diligent in adding speed throughout this draft. It’s no secret the Bills lacked weapons on offense as the season progressed and when they played high powered offenses. The Bills were so desperate for big plays down the field and as the season went on; Diggs and Gabe Davis proved unreliable with the deep ball. 

I said this last year and it still remains true, the Bills could use their version of “Devonta Smith” from the Eagles in this offense.  The Bills met with Adonai Mitchell at the NFL combine. Mitchell had a breakout season with the Texas Longhorns amassing 55 catches for 845 yards, and 11 touchdowns.  At 6’2″/205 lbs, Mitchell ran a 4.35 forty-yard-dash with a 39.5” vertical. In the big games, Mitchell caught a touchdown in three straight college football playoff games, including the go-ahead, 40 yard touchdown in the fourth quarter against Alabama which is littered with first round talent cornerbacks.

Mitchell ranks out as one of the most athletic prospects in NFL combine history, as a downfield threat who should mesh really well with Josh Allen. Mitchell has the size, speed, and ball skills to be a very good NFL receiver with his ability to beat press and use his speed to get to the third level.  Mitchell uses his foot quickness to beat press coverage with ease and shift inside with sudden change of directions.  Mitchell also has a big frame which allows him to have a wide catch web and able to bring in the ball and torque his body in all directions. Mitchell like most NFL prospects will need to work on his run blocking as he didn’t do much of it at the college level.  One AFC scouting director said “If he can play every game like he played the Alabama playoff game, he’ll be one of the best receivers in the league.  They have first-round corners and he gave them problems.”

With Diggs and Davis gone, the Bills will have to rely on a bunch of young players at the receiver position. Mack Hollins and Curtis Samuel are currently projected as the Bills outside receivers with Kahil Shakir, Dalton Kincaid, and Dawson Knox rotating into the slot depending on the package. The Bills would be very wise to come out of this draft with at least two outside guys that can help right away. The Bills need to do what the Kansas City Chiefs do and stockpile the receiving depth chart with speed. Anyone on any given play can get deep and hurt you, something I think the Bills are now seeing and look to bring to the table this upcoming draft. Mitchell shows great promise as an X-receiver at the next level and while using his strong hands has the ability to create separation from defenders.  Mitchell could have a significant impact at the pro level in systems that capitalize on his strengths as a boundary receiver, something the Bills used often with Diggs and Davis. Before the NFL combine started NFL Network’s and former Buffalo Bill Bucky Brooks said “You look at Adonai Mitchell from Texas, he would be one that I think would factor in there, by the way, buckle up for his combine he’ll put on a show.  He is going to fly and jump out of the gym.”

One quote from Mitchell at the combine that is making waves is:  “I like to change my pace in routes. I never run routes full speed, that’s just part of my game that allows me to run routes for the whole drive. I mostly feel I’m in control when I’m running routes with the people I’m going against.”  I believe this quote rubbed people the wrong way making it seem like he’s not going 100% all of the time, I think it was him meaning more so that he likes to set up his defenders and change his speed throughout the route running process because we know he has the speed as his 4.35 forty yard dash shows.

Mitchell is someone who doesn’t like being taken off the field.  At just 21 years old, (22 in October) Mitchell is someone with great maturity for his young age. Mitchell wrote a touching letter to his daughter in the players tribune.  One quote that stuck out to me was:  “I loved my life at Georgia, I was getting better, we’d won another national championship, but when I got injured my sophomore season and I couldn’t play football things became clearer to me. I’d spent so much time away from you that whenever I visited, It would feel like we were starting over from scratch, it made my heart sad, and I knew right there I had to transfer to Texas to be closer to you. Even though I moved around my whole life, I never really felt lonely until I wasn’t around you.”

The Bills drafting Mitchell would be a great move to start the process of replacing Stefon Diggs, a young outside receiver with promise at the NFL level and  the speed and size the Bills never really had before vertical is something Bills fans should get excited for.

Other Possibilities (Round 1)

*List includes a list of second round targets the Bills could go after depending on spot Bills end up selecting.

Kool-Aid McKinstry – Cornerback – Alabama – 5’11 199 lbs.

Tre’Davious White was Sean McDermott’s first selection with the Bills. With that era gone, the Bills could use a hit on another first round corner after the Kaiir Elam selection in the first round two years ago not going as planned.  Many Bills fans would be upset with a first round corner, but if you could hit on one and lock them up for five seasons at one of the most expensive positions in football it could be huge for the Bills. 

The Bills only have Rasul Douglas whom they traded for under contract for a few more seasons and he’s already 30.  Elam, and Benford round out the outside cornerback depth with Taron Johnson the nickel. The Bills could really use a boundary cornerback. Beane and McDermott do have a track record for turning late round picks into serviceable starters, however this is the first time without their anchor on an island and also being hidden with the help of two all-pro safeties that are gone in Jordan Poyer and Micah Hyde. McKinstry is a three-year starter and a two-time All SEC player for Alabama, PFF graded him an excellent-to-outstanding mark of 88.8 in 2023. McKinstry is supposed to be a top-15 draft selection but is falling because of a small foot bone fracture that should have him fully healed later this summer and won’t be a long term or lingering issue.  

The Chiefs are also in the market for a cornerback after trading L’Jadius Sneed so if the Bills are interested, they better not have Kansas City jump them again like they did years ago for Trent McDuffie.  In 2023 when throwing at McKinstry opponents completed just 44.4% of their passes for a 67.9 quarterback rating.  At 5’11 with 32” arms, McKinstry has the length to thrive at the next level.  McKinstry is an aggressive player something the Bills and McDermott have kind of switched to scheme wise with the trade for Douglas, the corners need to tackle in Buffalo and McKinstry is not afraid to do so.

Jackson Powers-Johnson – Center – Oregon – 6’3 328 lbs.

In the offseason the Bills cut their center in Mitch Morse and traded his backup Ryan Bates and for the first time in awhile don’t have the continuity on the offensive line that they are used to.  The Bills current plan is to move guard Connor McGovern back to center which he has played before,  McGovern was good at guard, maybe it’s a short term move until Powers-Johnson is ready to take over center, much like the Bills did with Eric Wood when he came into the league. David Edwards is currently slated to compete at McGovern’s old left guard position with Will Clapp and Alec Anderson.  On paper it appears the Bills are ok on the offensive line but adding a true center could really bolster this line to one of the best units in the league… with an emerging O’Cyrus Torrence and Spencer Brown taking a nice step last year, not to mention Dion Dawkins signing his extension, and the stellar play from McGovern last season.

It’s unlikely the Bills draft center in round one, unless they trade down and acquire an extra day two selection but Power-Johnson may not be there. In 2023 Powers- Johnson just allowed one pressure, Oregon typically gets the ball out very fast and some teams may have them off their board because of this. Some view as an immediate plug and play center, others project him as a guard that will eventually move to center.  I think he projects more so as a guard and then can move to center when need be.  “He’s tough, smart and strong. I just don’t overthink it with centers. When you get those elements, you usually have a starter.” One NFC scouting director said. Powers-Johnson won the Rimington Trophy which recognizes the top center in college football, in a poor center class Powers-Johnson ranks as the only center to be taken in the top 45 selections.  At the Senior Bowl Powers-Johnson was able to win with ease and dominate at both center at guard, using his power but also his patience and quickness.

Chop Robinson – Edge – Penn State – 6’3 254 lbs.

I know what you’re thinking. An edge rusher from Penn State in round one? And immediately get PTSD thinking of Aaron Maybin? No, just me? I’m getting old.  McDermott loves his defensive line rotation and with the Bills losing a few pieces in free agency all that’s left in the defensive end room is Greg Rousseau who isn’t signed long term yet, Von Miller whom is aging, hurt, and took a pay cut to remain a Buffalo Bill, A.J. Epenesa who signed an extension, and Casey Toohill who was signed from Washington.  Losing Leonard Floyd, and even Shaq Lawson will hurt the Bills front, they can’t rely on Von Miller production on anything more than a 30-40% rotation at best. Robinson is an edge defender with elite athleticism on the likes of Micah Parsons and Myles Garrett but without the speed.  Robinson is very explosive and can overwhelm the offensive line in an instant but will need to work on his hand moves at the next level. In his final season with Penn State, Robinson was named a second-team All-American and added to the watch lists for the Bednarik Award, Lombardi Award, and Bronko Nagurski trophy before the season.  Over the past two seasons and 22 games, the 6-foot-3 pass rusher had 17.5 sacks and forced three fumbles. Former NFL scout Daniel Jeremiah said “The production won’t wow you, but the traits are there. The Bills suffered some losses off the edge in free agency and Robinson could be the new pass rushing partner for Greg Rousseau.”

Troy Franklin – Wide Receiver -Oregon – 6’2 176 lbs.

One of my favorite receivers in this class is Troy Franklin, and it wouldn’t require the Bills trading up. There is even potential they can slide back and still get him.  Franklin was a second-team All-American, and a first-team All-Pac-12 Conference selection. Franklin tied for third in the FBS with a single-season school-record 14 receiving touchdowns and ranked sixth with 1,383 yards, which was 17.1 yards per catch on 81 receptions.  Franklin started all 14 games for the Ducks and was the deep downfield threat the Bills desperately need.

Franklin is a tall, linear receiver with good speed but doesn’t have the strength to win underneath. The Bills met with Franklin both at the combine and on a top-thirty visit.  Bills offensive coordinator tried recruiting Franklin to LSU when he was a coach there but ultimately Franklin chose Oregon. With a 4.41 forty-yard dash, Franklin ranked 10th among receivers. 

From 1987 to 2024 since Relative Athletic Score (RAS) has been tracked, Franklin would rank 320 out of 3,188.  Once Franklin gets into gear he’s lightning fast and his top end speed is dangerous, and is always a big play waiting to happen. Franklin would immediately step into the Buffalo offense and take snaps away from Mack Hollins out the outside and give the Bills an explosive playmaker they haven’t had a receiver in a while. Franklin isn’t a volume receiver, but with the Bills shifting to a more Kincaid, Cook, and Shakir offense they don’t need their number one receiver demanding those short targets. If Franklin came in and had 50-75 receptions with a high yard per reception that would be just fine for this Bills offense that lacks explosive plays.

Cooper DeJean – Cornerback – Iowa – 6’1 207 lbs.

The Bills only have short term commitments to Mike Edwards and Taylor Rapp… and with the only other depth on the roster being Kaiir Elam, Damar Hamlin, and Cam Lewis… the Bills are going to have to add a cornerback and safety to the roster. The Iowa Hawkeyes defense has been one of the best in all of college football the past two years and a lot of that was because of DeJean and his versatility on the back end.

DeJean lined up at safety,  corner, and even linebacker and a special teams ace which is something I’m sure McDermott is freaking out over as I write this.  DeJean ran a 4.44 forty-yard-dash with a 38.5 vertical. Over the past two seasons DeJean had 20 passes defensed and seven interceptions. The Bills need someone that can take the ball away and Cooper DeJean makes a lot of sense.  A lot of people will be mad if the Bills pass on receiver in round one, but if they do the only other position in my opinion should be for a cornerback/safety that can play both.

On the radar: (DL) Johnny Newton, (WR) Keon Coleman, (Edge) Bralen Trice, (OT) J.C. Latham, (CB) Quinyon Mitchell, (OT) Graham Barton, (WR) Brian Thomas Jr, Laiatu Latu (DE), Byron Murphy (DT)

2nd Round – (60th Overall)

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Javon Bullard – Safety/Nickel – Georgia – 5’11 198lbs.

With their 2nd round selection, pick 60th overall the Bills select Javon Bullard a safety/nickel hybrid from Georgia.  The Bills kill two birds with one stone here by helping out both the safety and cornerback room.  The Bills lost Poyer and Hyde this year and replaced them with Mike Edwards from Kansas City on a one-year-deal and resigned Taylor Rapp. But what’s more interesting to me with this selection is that Bullard will be able to play a lot of nickel.  Taron Johnson takes a lot of punishment in the slot matching up with receivers and bigger tight ends and is a great tackler, however he misses snaps and time here and there and has a lengthy concussion history.  When Taron Johnson misses time the Bills are a completely different team defensively and McDermott has to scheme a lot differently on what they are trying to accomplish.   

Bullard started 22 games over three seasons and played all over the Georgia Bulldogs defense with snaps coming from safety, slot corner and sometimes cornerback. This versatility is coveted by the NFL and a chess piece I think McDermott and Babich could use to their advantage. “Different teams have different things they want to see. Like I said, it always depends on your scheme, your skill set and who you have in your organization”, Bullard said.

“Really just versatility is everything. Being able to be on the field all downs. Being able to start at safety on first down and second down. Then crunch time on third down, you get off the field, you can drop down to nickel. That’s value, that’s very valuable in a team, valuable in an organization and I pride myself in that.”   

With Bullard everything is instinctual and a very important part of playing the safety position.  “It’s just a feel for the game. Instincts I don’t think can be taught”, Bullard said.  “I feel like it’s just a feeling for the game. I always say be good to the game and the game will be good to you. Just dialing in and doing your mental preparation, but instincts is a true component of being an elite safety. Instincts, ball skills, and just being a fixer man. Being that guy that makes everything right. If everything goes wrong in the front seven, the safety has to make it right, and that’s my job.”

Bullard can play both man and zone and is an aggressive defender and can play multiple levels of the defense.  Bullard is a fluid athlete who uses his quick feet and balance in his pedal, where he rarely is caught outside of the framework of his body. This selection will allow the Bills not to have to rush him into starter snaps, but will be able to contribute right away to the defense and provide meaningful snaps.

Other Possibilities: (Round 2)

Cole Bishop – Safety – Utah – 6’2 – 206 lbs.

Bishop shined at the Senior Bowl and has drawn some first-round buzz but I believe he ultimately falls to the late second or early third round.  At the end of his Utah career, Bishop had 197 tackles, 7.5 sacks, 21.5 tackles for loss, three interceptions, 12 pass breakups, four fumbles recovered, and a forced fumble.  Bishop does a little bit of everything and is always around the ball.  With a 4.45 forty yard dash and a 39” vertical, Bishop is able to hold his own with NFL size and speed. Bishop is able to play single-high, two-high, off-man nickel and close to the line and even be a blitzing threat, which is something the Bills sent Jordan Poyer religiously to do. Bishop is able to process fast and adapt to what he sees in front of him.

Kamren Kinchens – Safety – Miami – 5’11 – 203 lbs.

Kinchens could be a sneaky pick by the Bills whom just added Jahmile Addae to the coaching staff, Addae was Kinchens secondary coach in college at the University of Miami. Kinchens ran a slow forty-yard-dash at 4.65 and didn’t test well at the combine but was able to improve it into the 4.5 range at his pro-day. Kinchens finished with 162 tackles and 11 interceptions in college. Kinchens has excellent eyes and ball-tracking ability and flows to passes in deep coverage, he’s able to process quick and offer a support presence in the run game. With Kinchens skill set, he should be able to play single high, two-high, or rotate into the box and cover intermediate zones and has a strong enough frame to match up with TE’s in the slot.

Ja’Lynn Polk – Wide Receiver – Washington – 6’1 – 203 lbs.

Polk was a versatile receiver at Washington and getting overshadowed (deservedly so) by Rome Odunze but Polk is able to play outside and inside as he did both in college.  Polk posted 69 reception 1,159 yard, nine touchdown season for Washington’s playoff team last year. Should the Bills trade down from 28 and acquire an extra selection, the Bills could be loading up on second and third round talent this draft.  Polk would be able to split time with Mack Hollins outside and hopefully by the end of the season take over that role.

One anonymous scout said “With his adjustment skills and hand-eye coordination, Polk doesn’t require perfect ball placement when targeted, regardless of the route or depth, he can comfortably gear up and down, but needs to fine tune his press and break-point skills.” One of the better run-blocking receivers in all of the draft is something Beane and McDermott typically covet when making their selections. Gabe Davis was a great run blocking receiver and Mack Hollins whom they signed for a one year replacement also is a great run blocking receiver.  

Marshawn Kneeland – EDGE – Western Michigan – 6’3 – 267 lbs.

Kneeland played his entire collegiate career with Western Michigan with many chances to use the transfer portal and play at a larger school. Kneeland was a super productive edge rusher for the Broncos and is a high-effort, high-motor player that pops when you watch him play.  NFL coaches will love his size and athletic profile. Obviously his biggest concern will be if he can handle NFL talent. A former high school tight end, Kneeland is extremely athletic and has all the tools to become an effective pass rusher at the next level.  Kneeland’s first season in the NFL likely comes as a rotational piece at best, but can develop into a high end starter.

On the radar: (WR) Tez Walker,  Jordan Morgan (OT),  Tyler Nubin (S), Masson Smith (DT), Max Melton (CB), Ruke Orhorhoro (DT), Adisa Issac (Edge), Payton Wilson (LB), Trey Benson (RB) Braelon Allen (RB) Brandon Fiske (DT)

4th Round – (128th Overall)

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Javon Solomon – EDGE – Troy – 6’1 245 lbs.

With the 128th overall pick the Buffalo Bills land some edge help with Javon Solomon. With Von Miller entering year two of his ACL injury and in a rotation with Greg Rousseau the Bills will need to add to the edge after losing Leonard Floyd and Shaq Lawson.  A.J. Epenesa signed an extension but the Bills could still use some youth, under contract to keep the rotation fresh, which is something McDermott loves to do in giving his defensive ends 45% of the snaps it seems.  The Bills spoke with Solomon at the combine and used one of their 30 pre-draft visits to spend with him. While not the biggest pass rushing prospect, Solomon had a strong 2023 season leading the Sun Belt Conference with 16 sacks. 

Solomon also had 18 tackles for loss and lead the team with three forced fumbles while starting all 14 games. “I look at myself more as a player than anything, I’m a team first type of guy, I believe in great character first and being a football player second, I’ll do whatever a team asks of me and I’ll be there to help.”  Solomon said when asked at the combine if the Bills reached out.  “I had a great talk with the Bills, I really enjoyed myself.”  In the fourth round the Bills aren’t likely to land day-one starters but Solomon should be able to crack the game day roster and contribute some snaps as the fourth or fifth defensive end on the roster until he gets up to speed.

4th Round – (133rd overall)

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      Tyler Davis – Defensive Tackle – Clemson – 6’2 -301 lbs.

With the Bills second selection in the fourth round, (assuming they don’t trade it) the Bills continue to add to the defensive line room with Tyler Davis from Clemson.  The Bills signed DaQuan Jones to a two-year extension in the offseason and still have Ed Oliver locked up long term. However, the Bills don’t have the defensive tackle depth they are used to and likely will come away with one, if not two in this draft.

The Bills were able to sign Austin Johnson and DeShawn Williams this offseason to provide depth, but both are one year contracts that likely won’t be here in a year.  Tyler Davis is a good run defender whose strength at the point of attack shows in games and can get to the second level with a fast pop to the football. Davis’s feet are always moving making it difficult to get a grasp on him when he sees the block coming.  With some size limitations Davis likely projects as a two down NFL player and a solid rotational interior defender as a 3-technique.  This is fine for the Buffalo Bills are they just need some big bodies on the defensive line to rotate in and out. 

Tyler Davis started 52 games all for the Clemson Tigers which is the most in Clemson history for a defender, and had two sacks and 22 pressures in 2023.  His collegiate career he finished with 22 sacks and 118 pressures and was nicknamed “mini fridge”. Davis did deal with a few injuries in college, a biceps injury, and a couple ankle injuries but nothing kept him out long term.  Davis has a clear understanding of defensive concepts and able to plug gaps before they open up. He won’t pop on the stat sheet, but being able to plug holes is important in the Sean McDermott/Bobby Babich Jr. defensive scheme, which allows the linebackers to get to the ball. Davis got better throughout the years with his pass-rush moves, he’s won quite a few reps with his rip move when he catches blockers off balance.  At almost 24 years old and a fifth-year senior Davis should fall to the 4th or 5th round and contribute right away on special teams as well as rotate in on run downs.

On the radar: Curtis Jacobs (LB), Isiah Adams (G), Jamari Thrash (WR), D.J. James (CB), Christian Jones (OT), Johnny Wilson (WR), Brendon Rice (WR), Decamerion Richarson (CB)

5th Round (144th Overall from Chicago)

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Edefuan Ulofoshio – Linebacker – Washington – 6’1 237 lbs.

With the 144tth overall selection, the Bills select Edefuan Ulofoshio, linebacker from Washington.  You may be thinking the Bills are set at linebacker and on paper it looks like they are, with Matt Milano, Terrell Bernard, Nicholas Morrow whom was picked up from Philadelphia, Dorian Williams and Baylon Spector on the depth chart, however Milano is coming off injury and all reports are he will be limited to start training camp as they ease him back in.  Ulofoshio was a top combine performer and very athletic, running a 4.56 forty-yard-dash at 237 lbs.  Ulofoshio’s RAS score which measures a prospects athletic score ranked 121st out of 2,649 LB’s tracked since 1987.  The Bills could use a developmental fifth linebacker on the roster with losing Matakevich who was replaced by Nicholas Morrow on a one year contract.  Morrow is a liability in the pass game as the Bills picked him apart last season when they traveled to Philadelphia.  Ulofoshio can be a good coverage linebacker in the NFL with his athleticism, while he needs to improve on his run stopping ability and shedding blocking tight ends. Ulofoshio whose Nigerian name means “unafraid of war” received second-team All-America honors and a first team Pac-12 selection.  McDermott and company will like this kid a lot.  “The only thing I did was listen to my coaches and just tried to be the best player I could be.  I’m super glad I trusted them and super glad I didn’t give up when everything else was telling me to give up.  It’s been amazing. I’m speechless about it, speechless to think about that.” Ulofoshio will fall in the draft because he missed 14 consecutive games before 2023 and didn’t start for quite a while.  Once DeBoer took over coaching at Washington, Ulofoshio showed what he could do under a new regime. “You’re just so happy for a guy like Eddie” DeBoer said of a healthy Ulofoshio. “He’s so easy to root for, right for as long as he’s been here and the things he’s been through.” Ulofoshio finished second in tackles on the team with 83 and had 3 sacks and a 45-yard interception touchdown.  This is a high level prospect with immense upside in the later rounds that the Bills can take a chance on regardless of their depth chart here.

5th Round (160th Overall from: Green Bay)

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Khristian Boyd – Defensive Tackle – Northern Iowa – 6’4 320 lbs.

With the 160th overall selection, the Bills select Khristian Boyd, defensive tackle from Northern Iowa.   The Bills continue to beef up their defensive line depth that took a hit this offseason.  If the Bills land a receiver early, I’m completely fine with stock piling late round selections on beefing up the defensive line and adding to the depleted room. Should the Bills use all these late round selections, which I doubt, I think many of them will be competing for one spot with the other going to the practice squad if they don’t get poached.  Boyd comes from Northern Iowa, who the Bills had success drafting offensive tackle Spencer Brown from.  Boyd’s collegiate career consisted of 90 tackles, 59 solo, 22.5 for loss, 10.5 sacks, 5 passes defended and two forced fumbles.  While not fully developed, he’s another late round intriguing prospect that the Bills have sniffed around to become a quality rotational player.  The Bills will need to look for DaQuon Jones replacement because of his contract and age, Boyd is a big boy and capable of playing both the one or three-technique at the next level. Teams will question him as an FCS smaller school prospect but Boyd has great burst and hip explosion out of his stance and a high motor which allows him to play fast and relentless. At the Shrine bowl he dominated the competition and was a snub from the NFL combine. One NFL scout said “Boyd earned first-team All Missouri Valley Conference honors in 2023, starting every game and picking up 6.5 tackles for loss, he showed he more than belonged at the East-West Shrine game this offseason. Later on, Day 2 of the draft, that sound you’ll start to hear will be me pounding the table for the former Northern Iowa Panther.”  Boyd will be a fit immediately in the Bills defensive tackle room.                                                                                                                 

5th Round – 163rd Overall

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Ryan Flournoy – Wide Receiver – Southeast Missouri St – 6’1 202 lbs.

The Bills continue to add depth and competition in receiver room which is much needed after the loss of Stefon Diggs.  We know the Bills are going to add receivers in the 2024 draft, how many is the question.  I think if the Bills don’t trade up for one of the big three receivers they are in play to double dip and draft a couple within the first five rounds.  Currently the Bills depth chart has Curtis Samuel and Mack Hollins lining up outside with Khalil Shakir in the slot.  Hopefully Shakir takes away snaps from Dawson Knox this year as TE Dalton Kincaid is ready to build on his impressive rookie season. The Bills still don’t know what they have in Justin Shorter who redshirted last season, and Andy Isabella is back for another year to provide depth in the slot. 

The Bills could use some outside receiving depth, and I like Flournoy here. The small school receiver from Southeast Missouri State burst on the scene after a great Senior Bowl performance and then backed it up at the NFL combine. Flournoy is a likely day-three prospect, his collegiate career was littered with production. In 2022, he had 61 receptions, for 981 yards and eight total touchdowns which included an explosive 15-reception, 256-yard, one touchdown day versus Eastern Kentucky. In 2023, Flournoy had 57 receptions for 839 yards and seven total touchdowns.

At 6’1, Flournoy ran a 4.44 forty-yard-dash at the combine, his vertical was 7th among receivers and his broad jump was 4th among receivers… not to mention he was second at the bench press with 19 reps. Another RAS score freak ranking 38th out of 3,121 tracked receivers since 1987.  Brandon Beane often ends up with highly athletic players that score very highly on the RAS. Flournoy caught every ball during the combine gauntlet drill and kept on a straight line while running full speed.  

The Bills have often given their late round receivers a redshirt season like Shorter and Marquez Stenson but this year they really have no choice but the play the kids, Flournoy can contribute on special teams and develop into getting some late season snaps at the outside, as Mack Hollins was only signed on a one year deal. The Bills visited with Flournoy twice during this draft process so the is interest there. However, he’s rising up the board on day three, so there is some upside on taking a flier on Flournoy.

Other Possibilities

Ainias Smith – WR – Texas A&M

James Williams – S – Miami

Javion Cohen – G – Miami

Bub Means – WR – Pittsburgh

Kalen King – CB – Penn State                                                                                                                             

Audric Estime – RB – Notre Dame

Roger Rosengarten – OT – Washington

Kitan Oladapo – S – Oregon State

6th Round – 200th Overall (From Cowboys, through Texans)

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MJ Devonshire – Cornerback – Pittsburgh -5’11 – 186 lbs.

With the 200th overall selection in the draft, the Bills land MJ Devonshire a cornerback from Pittsburgh.  The Bills scouting department typically likes Pittsburgh players.  If there was one prospect I think the Bills really like in this draft, I think it’s Devonshire. The Bills brought Devonshire to Buffalo for one of their top thirty pre-draft visits, and that says a lot for a projected day three selection. The Bills also held a private workout and visited with him during his Pro Day, in addition to months prior discussions at the NFL combine.

As a senior Devonshire had 32 tackles, four interceptions and 10 passes defended in 12 games. The Bills have selected Dane Jackson and Damar Hamlin in the later rounds from Pittsburgh and I think Devonshire can be better than Jackson.  Jackson recently signed with the Carolina Panthers and the Bills have some holes to fill at corner with the release of Tre’Davious White. 

The Bills typically draft corners late and with the scheme fit, they generally can see the field right away and get meaningful snaps, like Christian Benford last season.  In every Brandon Beane draft he’s taken a cornerback on day three.  Sean McDermott also has a good track record in developing cornerbacks such as Taron Johnson, Dane Jackson, Christian Benford, Levi Wallace and even Siran Neal.  The Bills currently have a hole at punt returner. Devonshire can immediately compete for that role.

Devonshire left Pittsburgh early with a year left on his eligibility after posting two good seasons.  At the combine Devonshire ranked 11th at the cornerback position with a 4.45 forty-yard-dash.  I really hope the Bills are able to land Devonshire on day three, since the Bills lost Deonte Harty and lack explosiveness in the return game. Devonshire was asked at the combine what is it about his game that allows him to get his hands on the ball so often?  “I would point out my awareness first and foremost. The coaching staff at Pittsburgh helped me develop my football IQ and things of that nature through film study. I always know my opponent. When you know your opponent, you start to know which routes and concepts he’s likeliest to run. Learning their tendencies, picking up on the little tips through the film makes a huge difference. I caught some lucky breaks as well, sometimes inceptions come down to sheet luck as well.” Devonshire said. 

While Devonshire prefers man-to-man coverage he believes he can play zone at the next level.  “I love playing press-man-coverage, that’s my preference but I believe I can play zone coverage as well.” The Bills are likely bringing him in multiple times to ensure he’s able to run what they ask of him.  Devonshire also hopes he can continue to return punts at the next level. “I love returning punts, I love getting the ball in my hands and trying to score a touchdown on special teams.  I’m looking forward to it.”

The Bills want to get more aggressive at the cornerback position and take the ball away more. You can see that with Taylor Rapp and Mike Edwards slated to lead the back-end, while Rasul Douglas quickly becomes the veteran outside corner, with Taron Johnson manning the slot. Devonshire has the versatility to play outside and help inside as well, which is something the Bills will be interested in, along with his special teams prowess. The Bills need cornerback depth in case Christian Benford and Kaiir Elam don’t make a step forward.

 6th Round – (204th Overall)

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Frank Gore Jr – Running Back – Southern Mississippi – 5’8 201 lbs.

With the 204th selection in the draft the Bills select a familiar name in Frank Gore Jr., son of Frank Gore whom played for the Bills in 2019 as his Hall of Fame career was coming to an end.  The Bills likely will come out of this draft with a running back, something Beane likes to do. And for once hopefully it’s a day three draft selection as there’s still plenty of free agents available to bring into camp after June 1st. The Bills currently have three running backs on the roster in James Cook, Ty Johnson and Darrynton Evans, all on the smaller side. The Bills were one of ten teams that met with Gore Jr., at the combine after Gore had an impressive six carry, 87 yard, one touchdown game in the Shrine game. He was named the offensive MVP. In 12 games for Southern Mississippi, Gore Jr. totaled 1,131 yards and 10 rushing touchdowns. Veteran running back Latavius Murray and Damien Harris weren’t brought back and the Bills really could use a third running back.

Gore Jr. was able to chip in with 27 receptions for 221 yards and three more touchdown in college.  “I’m not going to shy away from my name.” Gore Jr. said.  “I am who I am.  It’s a blessing to have this name, he had this name, he made it what it is. Now, I have the responsibility to take it further.” 

While a little lighter Gore Jr. said the main difference between himself and his father is “I’m a little more agile, better lateral movement, he’s more of a thumper, but I would say other than that, we’re pretty similar.”  If Gore Jr. could be a quarter of what his father was in the league he could be a great addition to the Bills in the later rounds.  

Frank Gore was able to play 16 seasons in the NFL at one of the hardest positions on your body. Watching him every day as a pro will help Gore Jr. in the long run. “Being a son of an NFL player, you have to mature a lot faster than a normal kid, the things I had to go through as a child, he probably didn’t have to. He didn’t have the expectations I have.” Gore Jr. continued to say about the preparation and what NFL longevity means. “A lot of things I can’t really explain, it’s an all-day, all-year thing. It never stops with him. Treatment, you’re like a robot.”

Gore Jr. should be able to come in right away, make an NFL roster and work to see the field.  While he’s not the fastest, he’s an every-down runner who played at a school that didn’t block well for him, so he had to create those tough yards, and yards after contact.  

Other Possibilities

Josh Proctor – S – Ohio State

Tory Taylor – P – Iowa

Marcus Harris – DL – Auburn

Trevor Keegan – G- Michigan

Delmar Glaze – OT – Maryland

Johnny Dixon – CB – Penn State

Stefan Cobbs – WR/PR – Boise State

Devaughn Vele – WR – Utah

Anthony Gold – WR – Oregon St.

7th Round – (248h Overall)

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   Drake Nugent – C/OG – Michigan – 6’1 301 lbs.

With their last selection in the draft, the Bills select Drake Nugent, center from Michigan. Nugent was a transfer from Stanford who stepped right in and gelled immediately with the Michigan offensive line that won the College Football Championship. Nugent was a team captain at Stanford and started 39 games throughout his career, allowing just one sack in 386 pass block snaps last season (playing a tough schedule).  While undersized, Nugent didn’t test the best among offensive lineman at the combine. Nugent is much better in pass protection than run blocking and likely will be a late day three selection. Nugent may have to start at guard in the NFL because of his size. There is definitely room in the offensive line room because current center Connor McGovern is only backed up by Will Clapp, and guard depth is Kevin Jarvis and Alec Anderson. The Bills are able to develop later round offensive linemen, and they have the room to take on a project here.  

Other Possibilities

Paul Woods – WR – Hampton

Mark Perry – S – TCU

Jowon Briggs – DL – Cincinnati

C.J. Hanson – G – Holy Cross

Steele Chambers – LB – Ohio State

Jett Johnson – LB – Mississippi St

Akeem Dent – S – Florida  

Undrafted Free Agents:

Draymond Williams – DT – Buffalo

Aaron Casey – LB – Indiana

Will Putnam – C – Clemson

Marcellas Dial – CB – South Carolina

Zamari Walton – CB – Ole Miss

Evan Anderson – DL – FAU

Jaylen Griffin – EDGE – Virgina Tech

Jordan Strachan – EDGE – South Carolina

Keaton Bills – G- Utah

Spencer Shrader – K – Notre Dame

Taulia Tagovalioa – QB – Maryland

Emani Bailey – RB – TCU

Clayton Bush – S – Illinois

Jalen Coker – WR – Holy Cross

Je’Quan Burton – WR – FAU

Drake Stoops – WR – Oklahoma

Lideatrick Griffin – WR – Mississippi State

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6 thoughts on “Gregory Kowalczyk’s 2024 Annual Mock Draft”

  1. Always worth the read. Thanks for putting this together. One year I can’t wait to read your recap of a Super Bowl run.

  2. Year after year this is one of most comprehensive and knowledgeable reports done. Well done. Go bills!

  3. Incredibly well researched mock that is both realistic and exciting. Have yet to see a Buffalo Bills focused mock that comes even close to this level of detail. Year after year you continue to set the standard.

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