I will be using the 2020 Buffalo Fanatics Draft Prospects as my guide to completing this mock draft. This year we did all the work for you! We isolated players the Bills have been connected to, compared it to consensus player rankings from a wide array of outlets, and created a draft board of our own we feel closely mimics that of Brandon Beane.
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JK Dobbins, RB, Ohio St.
Buffalo goes with a “touchdown maker” in JK Dobbins to compliment Devin Singletary and provide another weapon for Josh Allen to continue to develop within this offense.
I personally want a “Big Nickel” here, most others want to see a corner. I believe the Buffalo Bills loaded up their defense with familiar names so they could do just this on draft day and add another offensive weapon.
Dobbins met with the Bills virtually so you know the interest is there.
Jonathan Greenard, Edge Rusher, Florida
Greenard has met with the Bills not once, but twice. He was scheduled for a private workout before Covid-19 shut down team facilities. He is a powerful striker who sets the edge in the run game. He has some nice inside rush moves but struggles to get to the outside of offensive tackles. He essentially replaces Shaq Lawson’s production.
Antonio Gandy-Golden, WR, Liberty
The Bills add their tall, high-point receiver to round out their receiving corps. What you have to love about Gandy-Golden is that he has the traits to develop into more than a niche receiver. With time he can develop into WR2.
Gandy-Golden was physically dominant at a lower level but still brought it every play. He never took plays off. The Bills definitely noticed as they have met with him “more than any other team” per Gandy-Golden himself.
Cameron Clark, OT/OG, Charlotte
Clark has the physical traits to be a starting NFL lineman at Tackle or Guard. He dominated lower level competition and absolutely took it to the Clemson defensive line when playing up to the competition.
The Bills have the luxury of being eight deep on the offensive line. Clark can come in and redshirt a year as an inactive and develop his game at the pro level before jumping in to really compete for a starting job in 2021.
The Bills met with Clark virtually in the pre-draft process.
Dalton Keene, TE, Virginia Tech
The Bills have met with only two tight ends in the pre-draft process: Keene and Josiah Deguara. The one thing both these players have in common is they are H-Backs. The Bills may be looking for a guy with some versatility to play Fullback and Tight End.
Keene was severely underutilized at Virginia Tech. He could very well be a better pro. He is a chess piece that can be moved around the offense and create after the catch.
Chris Williamson, Nickel CB, Minnesota
People are a little too confident in Taron Johnson’s ability to contribute. He has shown bigger receivers can have success against him, and injuries have kept him off the field. The Bills bring in a similar player late to give him a push. The Bills met with Williamson early in the pre-draft process.
Chris Orr, SLB, Wisconsin.
The Bills held a virtual meeting with Zach Baun’s running mate. Orr has a knack for blitzing the QB despite his limited size. He can come in and play special teams, provide some niche pass rushing, and possibly develop into AJ Klein’s successor in the limited third linebacker role.
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