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Buffalo Bills: Last Buffalo Fanatics Mock Draft After Free Agency

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We are two weeks away from the NFL Commissioner walking across the stage and calling out Trevor Lawrence’s name at Pick number one. It’ll be a long night for the Buffalo Bills and Fans. Having to wait till pick 30 to hear a player’s name and to fall in love with that player will feel like a lifetime. 

This is the last Mock draft of the season for the crew here at Buffalo Fanatics (or at least the last that I will comply). We’re going to take you through all seven rounds! The Trade ups and the Trade Downs! Buckle up because this is exactly what the Buffalo Bills will be doing in two weeks!   

 Round One (Pick 30): Alijah Vera-Tucker, OL – USC

  • Round Two (Pick 61): Brevin Jordan, TE – Miami
  • Round Three (Pick 93): Trill Williams, CB – Syracuse 
  • Round Five (Pick 161): Caden Sterns, S – Texas 
  • Round Five (Pick 174): Shi Smith, WR – South Carolina 

Round Six (Pick 213): K.J. Britt, LB – Auburn 

Let’s be real honest with each other. Do I expect the Buffalo Bills to be picking in Round Six? I don’t. However, estimating how they will trade around the draft board is difficult to do. I’m no Zach Vaughn of Buffalo Fanatics

If Buffalo does stay put with this pick, I would not be surprised to see another athletic LB. K.J. Britt is nothing more than a cheap special teamer who might evolve to rotate in and out of the lineup. Mcdermott values special teams, and this is that dude.

Round Seven (Pick 236): Shaun Beyer, TE – Iowa 

Two TEs in one draft? Sign me up! Beyer is a TE with limited amount of targets in 2020, and he seems a bit like a Dawson Knox. The potential is there, but more than likely, he falls in the TE3 category. He’s your Tommy Sweeney replacement.

Jeramy Allen

Jeramy Allen, The Buffalo Bootleg Podcast

  • Round 1 (30) – Najee Harris RB, Alabama
  • Round 2 (61) – Jalen Mayfield OT, Michigan
  • Round 3 (93) – Olaijah Griffin CB, USC
  • Round 4 – We don’t have one, and I’m too cheap to pay for the premium version, so I can make them.
  • Round 5 (161) – Jonathan Cooper EDGE, Ohio State
  • Round 5 (174) – Dazz Newsome WR, North Carolina

Round 6 (213)Deommodore Lenoir CB, Oregon

After drafting a corner in the third round to compete for the CB2 spot on the Bills, Lenoir is being drafted as a versatile, zone-friendly corner who can play both inside and outside and, therefore, compete for depth or for Taron Johnson’s role as our slot corner. He was also interviewed by Steve Mathes which is pretty cool.

Round 7 (236) – Ihmir Smith-Marsette WR, Iowa

TDN actually has Smith-Marsette ranked higher than Dazz Newsome, who I drafted in the 5th round, so how he dropped this low is unknown to me. Smith-Marsette has the ability to possibly take over McKenzie’s role as our gadget player/male romper wearer, and we can have him locked in for four years on a cheaper contract.

Zach Vaughn

  • Round Two (Pick 47 via LAC): Joseph Ossai, Edge – Texas
  • Round Two (Pick 61): Hamsah Nasirildeen, S/LB – Florida State
  • Round Three (Pick 77 via LAC): Quinn Meinerz, G/C – Wisconsin-Whitewater
  • Round Four (Pick 106 via JAX): Israel Mukuamu, CB – South Carolina
  • Round Four (Pick 130 via JAX): Kenny Yeboah, TE – Ole Miss
  • Round Five (Pick 161): Tedarrell Slaton, DT – Florida

Trades

  • Sent #30 & #236 to Chargers for #47 & #77
  • Sent #93 & #174 to Jaguars for #106 & #130

Round Six (Pick 213): Avery Williams, CB – Boise State

The Bills need depth at the CB position, and Avery Williams has solid speed, quickness, and tackling ability. He would be a solid developmental nickel option behind Taron Johnson. However, his biggest appeal comes on special teams, as he played on coverage units and as a returner. This would provide McDermott with depth all around. He represents extraordinary value for a sixth-round pick.

Avery Highlights

Round Seven: None

I traded pick 236 to the Chargers in order to secure the additional second and third rounders (Joseph Ossai and Quinn Meinerz respectively).

Nate Asper

  • Round One (Pick 30) – Jaelan Phillips, DE – Miami
  • Round Two (Pick 61) – Landon Dickerson, C – Alabama
  • Round Three (Pick 93) – Tutu Atwell, WR – Louisville
  • Round Five (Pick 161) – Tre Brown, CB – Oklahoma
  • Round Five (Pick 174) – Tedarrell Slaton, DT – Florida

Round Six (Pick 213) – Aasahari Crosswell, S – Arizona State

Crosswell is a nice-sized safety prospect that has flashed NFL ability during his career at Arizona State. He’s most effective as a centerfielder who can make plays on the ball. Crosswell has a fluid backpedal and good hips, and he’s an outstanding athlete. He does carry some maturity concerns, which is why he might be available in the 6th round. This late in the draft, finding a rangy safety with NFL athleticism is a steal. 

Round Seven (Pick 236) – Alaric Jackson, OT – Iowa

Jackson is coming off a productive career at Iowa where he was a four-year starter at left tackle. In 2019, it was Jackson, not Tristan Wirfs, who was holding down the blind side for the Hawkeyes.  Jackson is surprisingly underrated considering how effective he was in college. He’s a strong, explosive blocker who quickly gets to the second level.  Jackson offers plenty of versatility and can play the right or left side and could even slide inside to guard. 

Alex Lucci

  • Round 1 – Kwity Paye
  • Round 2 – Hamsah Nasirildeen
  • Round 3 – Tommy Tremble
  • Round 5 – Dazz Newsome
  • Round 5 – Bobby Brown III

Round 6 – CB Deommodore Lenoir

A Fanatics favorite, Lenoir projects well in a zone scheme. A 3 year starter and 2x ALL-PAC12 player, who is also a willing tackler 

Round 7- OT Kayode Awosika- UB

He is raw yet very physically gifted. A three-year starter, 2x ALL-MAC, and 2x team captain. A developmental player who can kick inside if warranted.

Kendall Mirsky

Round 5 (Pick 149 via CIN): Sadarius Hutcherson, OG/OT – South Carolina

Without addressing the offensive line yet in this mock draft, that was exactly where I intended to focus with my round five selection. Sadarius Hutcherson was a three-year starter at South Carolina with plenty of positional versatility. He primarily played right guard in 2018, left tackle in 2019, and left guard in 2020. Without a clear-cut swing tackle on the Buffalo Bills 2021 roster, Hutcherson could come in and compete for that role. Additionally, he could compete with Cody Ford and Jon Felciano for either of the starting guard positions.

Round 5 (Pick 161): Joshuah Bledsoe, S – Missouri

After allowing Dean Marlowe to walk in free agency, the Buffalo Bills are left with a vacancy behind their starting safeties Micah Hyde and Jordan Poyer. There’s a chance that Jaquan Johnson has an expanded role in 2021, but that isn’t something we should depend on as fans. Bledsoe is less of a deep safety than either Poyer or Hyde, as he primarily lines up in the slot or in the box. He could be a late-round consolation prize to come in and play that “buffalo nickel” role.

Round 6 (Pick 213): Avery Williams, Nickel CB/Returner specialist – Boise State

After losing Andre Roberts in free agency, there’s a bit of concern regarding the state of the Buffalo Bills return game. Isaiah McKenzie could certainly step in to fill that role, but he’s known more for his punt return ability rather than kicks. Williams is a two-time Mountain West Player of the Year because of his production in the return game as well as other special teams’ contributions. He recorded nine special teams touchdowns and added blocked punts. Additionally, Williams adds some more value as nickel corner depth behind Taron Johnson.

Round 7 (Pick 236): Luke Farrell, TE – Ohio State

Given the inconsistencies from the tight end position, many fans want an upgrade. However, the matter of fact is that Dawson Knox is still developing, and 2021 should be his make or break season. With that being said, the Bills traded away Lee Smith and added Jacob Hollister so far this offseason. There’s a clear vacancy in the tight end room for someone who is primarily known as an in-line blocker. At 6’5″ and 251 pounds, Luke Farrell can be that guy. Furthermore, Farrell’s 8.62 RAS score indicates that he has athletic upside that could translate into improvement in the pass-catching department. 

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