Pick 30 (Round One): Teven Jenkins, OT – Oklahoma State
After watching the Senior Bowl, I believe that there are enough quality offensive weapons available in the middle rounds to justify looking elsewhere at 30. So, instead, the Bills use their first pick to address the offensive line; selecting the physical, athletic, and versatile Teven Jenkins.
Pick 62 (Round Two): Hamsah Nasirildeen, S/LB – Florida State
I know I said last week that the Bills needed to stockpile weapons on offense for the cold war with the Chiefs. However, as the Buccaneers showed in the Super Bowl, defense wins championships. If the Bills want to beat the Chiefs, they will need to limit their passing attack.
In order to do that, they will need rangy, athletic players in coverage. This is where Hamsah Nasirildeen comes in. Like Jeremy Chinn and Kyle Dugger before him, Nasirildeen is a safety by trade, but can effectively play the Matt Milano role in nickel packages. The Florida State product excels at both man and zone coverage and can match up with running backs, receivers, and tight ends. With a player of Nasirildeen’s versatility and coverage ability, McDermott and Frazier could effectively run their nickel, big nickel, and dime packages without substitutions.