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Buffalo Bills Mock Draft Friday Part Five

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Free Agency is right around the corner, starting March 17th at 4 pm Eastern Time. It is a huge week for everyone because the new Justice League movie drops the next day. Here at Buffalo Fanatics, we’re slowly moving through every round of the NFL draft before Free Agency begins.

I’m sure the Buffalo Bills draft board will change after the league year starts, but before that, join me and some of my friends as we take you on a journey through round six!

Casey Reed

Previous Picks

  • Round One (Pick 30): Jaelan Phillips, Edge – Miami (FL)
  • Round Two (Pick 61): Chazz Surratt, LB – North Carolina
  • Round Three (Pick 94): Spencer Brown, OT – Northern Iowa
  • Round Five (Pick 162): Richard LeCounte III, S – Georgia
  • Round Five (Pick 175): Whop Philyor, WR – Indiana

Round Six (Pick 214): James Smith, P Cincinnati 

That’s right folks, I’m going punter! Look it has nothing to do with BoJo and his punting. The guy was awesome this year. What is awful is the fact that it’s the COVID 19 cap year. BoJo is a restricted free agent and he might get an offer that the Bills can’t match.

Smith on the other hand averaged 44 yards per punt in 2020 and also played at the senior bowl to get on teams’ radars. He’s a huge guy with a huge leg that the Bills would love to add with Bass.

Manny Deol

Previous Picks

  • Round One (Pick 30): Azeez Ojulari, Edge – Georgia
  • Round Two (Pick 61): Jevon Holland, S – Oregon
  • Round Three (Pick 94): Pete Werner, LB – Ohio State
  • Round Five (Pick 162): Marlon Williams, WR – UCF
  • Round Five (Pick 175): Tommy Kraemer, IOL – Notre Dame

Round Six (Pick 214): Chris Rumph II, Edge – Duke

Jerry Hughes is getting up in age. The cap is going to be pretty flat, so it limits who we can bring in that edge position. Why not just build within? Azeez Ojulari could be the guy to start, off the bat, to rotate in on the edge for this year. My idea here is to have someone develop into that next rotation player and find a diamond in the rough.

Big lean machine Rumph can be that diamond. He is a hybrid type of defensive lineman. He can play the traditional edge role, but with his frame, he can be a good interior player as well. Rumph is an intelligent player that can process plays quickly and effectively. A player like that would be a great addition to the special teams’ unit. He can slowly rotate and learn the defensive line position until he is ready to bust out. Have a look at this diamond wearing #96.

Pete Rubinstein

Previous Picks

Round Six (Pick 214): Rakeem Boyd, RB – Arkansas

With my sixth-round pick, I have Buffalo taking Arkansas running back Rakeem Boyd. The Last Chance U star rejuvenated his career in Fayetteville after leaving Texas A&M in 2016, accumulating 2,000+ yards and 13 touchdowns, despite missing time his senior year. He’s a versatile, durable, and explosive running back who fits right into the Bills’ run scheme.

This would be a great spot for a running back in this year’s draft. The struggles in the Bills’ run game have led to a focus on upgrading the offensive line and finding guards who can run-block. That will help talented running backs, like Devin Singletary and Zach Moss, run the ball more efficiently. Boyd would serve as preseason competition/depth more than a future RB1. (Though I think it would be awesome to see a Last Chance U alum become a key contributor as it is my favorite show on Netflix.)

Jeramy Mathews

Previous Picks

  • Round One (Pick 30): Alijah Vera-Tucker, IOL – USC
  • Round Two (Pick 61): Dylan Moses, LB – Alabama
  • Round Three (Pick 94): Payton Turner, Edge – Houston
  • Round Five (Pick 162): James Wiggins, S – Cincinnati
  • Round Five (Pick 175): Jonathan Cooper, Edge – Ohio State

Round Six (Pick 214): Ihmir Smith-Marsette, WR – Iowa

The Draft Network notes that Smith-Marsette could be a steal in the 2021 draft if he ends up in the right offense. He has speed and return skills, making him a possible replacement for Andre Roberts and/or Isaiah McKenzie. This makes him worth a sixth-round flyer to me.

Zach Vaughn

Previous Picks

  • Round One (Pick 30): Teven Jenkins, OT – Oklahoma State
  • Round Two (Pick 61): Hamsah Nasirildeen, S/LB – Florida State
  • Round Three (Pick 94): Kenny Gainwell, RB/WR – Memphis
  • Round Five (Pick 162): Tedarrell Slaton, DT – Florida
  • Round Five (Pick 175): Jaelon Darden, WR – North Texas

Round Six (Pick 214): Tarron Jackson, Edge – Coastal Carolina

Tarron Jackson (6’2”, 260 lbs.) played both defensive tackle and defensive end for the Chanticleers, recording 24.5 sacks and 42 tackles for loss in 41 games. He is an adequate block shedder and can chase down just about anyone in the open field. Furthermore, he is well regarded for his strength and hand fighting. It is thought that he could be an immediate contributor in a defensive line rotation (*cough* Sean McDermott) with the potential to be a long-term starter.

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Nate Asper

Previous Picks

  • Round One (Pick 30): Kadarious Toney, WR – Florida
  • Round Two (Pick 61): Chazz Surratt, LB – North Carolina
  • Round Three (Pick 94): Payton Turner, DE – Houston
  • Round Five (Pick 162): Tedarrell Slaton, DT – Florida
  • Round Five (Pick 175): Alaric Jackson, OT – Iowa

Round Six (Pick 216): Shaka Toney, DE – Penn State

Toney is a dynamite pass rusher who just happens to be about 25 lbs. too light for the NFL. Playing on a team with Yetur Gross-Matos and Jayson Oweh the last two seasons, it was Toney who was the more explosive, productive pass rusher. He shows exceptional quickness and bend around the edge and is relentless in his pursuit of the quarterback. He might never be an every-down defensive end in the pros, but I’ll take the risk on his size in exchange for an exceptional pass-rush specialist.

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