Bills Positional Draft Targets
We all know the Buffalo Bills can go anywhere with their first round pick. LB, WR, OT, DT can all be debated and you can find a good reason for any of those positions at pick 27. This should help keep their pick hidden to other teams this year so they don’t have another Trent McDuffie incident. But, what about after the first round? Let’s take a look at some potential Bills picks throughout the entire draft this time.
Campbell is the home run pick here because of his size, speed, and physicality. Campbell fits the defensive scheme if they decide to go for the Tremaine Edmunds type of player again for the defense.
Henry spent four seasons with Alabama, and was Second Team All-SEC in 2021 with 113 tackles, and was First Team All-SEC as a Senior in 2022 with 94 tackles. To’oto’o has great athleticism and does well in pass coverage, defending RBs, TEs, and WRs. His run stopping ability is shaky at times, and will need to work on that in the league.
It’s no question the Buffalo Bills need help at RT, and drafting somebody of Wright’s stature and talent would be a great pick, as he can start from day one. Wright appears to fit in better early on with a team that is more pass heavy like Buffalo, at least until he improves as a run blocker.
Asim is a fantastic run blocker, which cold be an intriguing pick for a team looking to get a good run game going consistently. Richards uses his big 6’4”, 309 lb frame to keep defenders at a distance in pass protection but he’s still limited there, which could be an issue for keeping Josh Allen upright. As a mid round developmental Tackle, this could end up being a very good pick if things don’t work out with Spencer Brown.
Standing at 6’5” 298 lbs, Bresee has all the physical tools you’re looking for in a interior lineman. When fully healthy, he gives opposing offensive linemen nightmares with his natural athleticism and twitchy play style. His injury history is cause for concern, however. His injury plagued 2021 season ended after four games due to a torn ACL. And in 2022, he played in just 10 games while dealing with multiple injuries and a death in the family.
Despite having seven sacks last year, Young needs work as a pass rusher. But only with his power moves (bull rush, one arm stab). Standing at 6’3”, 294 lbs, Young could bulk up another 5-10 lbs once he gets in the league. With Young’s size, he could also double as an edge rusher if teams really like him there instead.
Finally, a big bodied WR for Josh. Standing at 6’3”, he has blazing speed. While his 40 time doesn’t speak for how fast he truly is, he ran anywhere from 4.46s to 4.49s at his Pro Day. Johnston can be effective against both zone and man coverages, and can be a WR2 right away on most teams.
Bell is a very strong route runner with good run after catch ability, something the Buffalo Bills look for from their receivers. Although, he has not developed into a good deep ball receiver so far in his career (sorry Ken Dorsey). Early in his NFL career, he’ll likely find his way onto the field as a return specialist while he continues to improve as an offensive weapon.
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