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2022 Buffalo Bills Mock Draft: Round 7

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We are now (*checks calendar*) six days away from the 2022 NFL Draft. Six days from finding out who the Buffalo Bills will take. Six days from seeing Brandon Beane work his magic. And we all await it with much anticipation.

But, for now, we enter Round 7 of the Buffalo Fanatics Mock Draft and the writers are on the clock…

Alex Spencer

Previous Picks

RoundPlayerCollege
1WR Treylon BurksArkansas
2CB Kyler GordonWashington
3CB Cam Taylor-BrittNebraska
4IOL Lecitus SmithVirginia Tech
5S Markquese BellFlorida A&M
6P Matt AraizaSan Diego State
6WR Charleston RamboMiami (FL)

Round 7: RB Ty Chandler – UNC

Chandler possesses duel threat ability as a RB. He has some legit speed to his game, and would be a nice addition to the Buffalo Bills RB room with their last pick.

Bryce Martino

Previous Picks

RoundPlayerCollege
1WR Treylon BurksArkansas
2CB Roger McCrearyAuburn
3OG Ed IngramLSU
4RB Jerome FordCincinnati
5P Matt AraizaSan Diego State
6S Reed BlankenshipMiddle Tennessee
6CB Isaac Taylor-StuartUSC

Round 7: LB Ellis Brooks – Penn State

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After releasing AJ Klein earlier this off-season, the Buffalo Bills LB depth looks to be somewhat depleted going into the season. With Tyrel Dodson and ST Ace Tyler Matakevich backing up Tremaine Edmunds and Matt Milano, the Bills should look to add to that room. Brooks totaled a career high 100 tackles last season with the Nittany Lions, along with one sack, and 3.5 TFLs. Brooks is good in coverage as well, specifically on deep crossers/middle of the field coverage.

Pete Rubinstein

Previous Picks

RoundPlayerCollege
1WR Jahan DotsonPenn State
2CB Roger McCrearyAuburn
3LB Troy AndersenMontana State
4TE Jelani WoodsVirginia
5IOL Thayer MunfordOhio State
6P Matt AraizaSan Diego State
6CB Josh ThompsonTexas

Round 7: S Smoke Monday – Auburn

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To wrap up the 2022 draft for the Bills, I have them selecting Auburn safety Quindarious “Smoke” Monday. Described as having an “alpha mentality” by NFL Analyst Lance Zierlein, Monday has been a key player for the Tigers’ defense as an elite playmaker and tackler. Although he struggles in the passing game, Monday could develop into another central special teamer for the Bills.

Jon Witt

Previous Picks

RoundPlayerCollege
1CB Andrew Booth Jr.Clemson
2WR George PickensGeorgia
3LB Channing TindallGeorgia
4WR Justyn RossClemson
5CB Cordale FlottLSU
6P Matt AraizaSan Diego State

Round 7: CB Jermaine Waller – Virginia Tech

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Trish Patel

Previous Picks

RoundPlayerCollege
1WR Treylon BurksArkansas
2CB Joshua WilliamsFayetteville State
3TE Jelani WoodsVirginia
4LB Terrel BernardBaylor
5RB Jashaun CorbinFlorida State
6IOL Cade MaysTennessee
6S Tariq CarpenterGeorgia Tech

Round 7: WR Tyquan Thornton – Baylor

Thornton is a lanky boy, but he does well with it. His speed and awareness make it easy for him to create separation, but his size makes him relatively easy to bring him down. He’ll be good for WR depth, especially with the apparent departure of Sanders. He’ll be good to bring in for specific plays.

Alex Lucci (Thigh Doctor)

Previous Picks

RoundPlayerCollege
1WR Jahan DotsonPenn State
2CB Tariq WoolenUTSA
3IOL Dylan ParhamMemphis
4LB Jesse LuketaPenn State
5P Matt AraizaSan Diego State
6CB Josh ThompsonTexas
6RB Ty ChandlerUNC

Round 7: QB Aqeel Glass – Alabama A&M

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He’s big, strong, and can run and throw like a cheap Josh Allen. Glass is a great project to stash and become Buffalo’s QB2 as early as 2023.

Iestyn Harris

Previous Picks

RoundPlayerCollege
1CB Andrew Booth Jr.Clemson
2TE Trey McBrideColorado State
3WR Skyy MooreWestern Michigan
4P Matt AraizaSan Diego State
5CB Montaric BrownArkansas
6RB Tyler GoodsonIowa

Round 7 (Pick 238 via Rams): LB Joshua Ross – Michigan

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Ross is a good value pick at this point in the draft. The Bills need depth at LB, despite usually only starting two. Tremaine Edmunds’ situation is up in the air as he prepares to play on his rookie contract’s fifth-year option, and taking a swing on a late-round LB is as valuable a Hail Mary as possible. Ross isn’t ready to step into Edmunds’ role, not by a long shot, but he’s got great lateral mobility and leadership; these are invaluable traits for a future MLB. Ross is effective in pass-coverage, arguably the most important part of Edmunds’ role, but he is still in need of coaching.

Kevin Siracuse

Previous Picks

RoundPlayerCollege
1CB Ahmad GardnerCincinnati
2WR Jalen TolbertSouth Alabama
3RB James CookGeorgia
4WR Kyle PhillipsUCLA
4LB Terrel BernardBaylor
5P Matt AraizaSan Diego State
6S Tycen AndersonToledo
6ILB Aaron HansfordTexas A&M

Round 7: OG Josh Sills – Oklahoma State

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With the final pick for the Buffalo Bills in the 2022 draft, I have them selecting Josh Sills. I think Sills could be one of the most underrated offensive linemen in the draft. He has tremendous size at 6’6”, 325 lbs. Not only that, he has thin ankles which help him move quickly and fluidly in a fast-paced offense like the Bills’. He is described as someone who plays nasty and finishes all of his blocks, something that new OL coach Aaron Kromer will love. Between how he looks and plays, he reminds me a lot of Wyatt Teller. Sills may not be ready immediately, but give him one year behind Roger Saffold and he could be the Bills’ left guard of the future.

Chris Seth (@LowBuffa)

Previous Picks

RoundPlayerCollege
1CB Kyler GordonWashington
2LB Quay WalkerGeorgia
3TE Jeremy RuckertOhio State
4RB Rachaad WhiteArizona State
5IOL Dohnovan WestArizona State
6CB Isaac Taylor-StuartUSC
6WR Tyquan ThorntonBaylor

Round 7: IDL Neil Farrell – LSU

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Quick for 6’4” and 339 lbs, Farrell likely needs a year with limited reps as he builds strength and learns to be more consistent in run defense. However, until Oliver gets extended, the Bills have no DT under contract for 2024 and beyond, so there is a clear long-term need even at the back-up level. For a DT, his arms are a little short (32.25”), but Farrell is quick for his size with the second fastest 40 for IDLs at 335+ lbs (5.40). He’s an aggressive, high-motor, massive human with violence in his hands. Plus, he’s a make-up pick for Beane refusing to draft my other beloved LSU IDL, Tyler Shelvin.

Other options: IDL Noah Eliss – Idaho; P Jordon Stout – Penn State

Zach Vaughn

Previous Picks

RoundPlayerCollege
1CB Trent McDuffieWashington
2IOL Sean RhyanUCLA
3TE Jelani WoodsVirginia
4IOL Cam JurgensNebraska
5RB Pierre Strong Jr.South Dakota State
6WR Tyquan ThorntonBaylor
6LB Mike RoseIowa State

Round 7: S Smoke Monday – Auburn

As I mentioned last week, Beane likes to take fliers on late round DBs. However, given the uncertainty surrounding Jordan Poyer, the Bills may look to the future of the safety position. Monday has size, athleticism, and is a willing tackler. While he is still a bit raw, he can contribute immediately on special teams and compete long-term; following in the footsteps of Jaquan Johnson and Damar Hamlin. (Plus, he fills the ”awesome name quota” established last year by the selection of Rachad Wildgoose.)

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