Pick 30 (Round One): Wyatt Davis, OG – Ohio State
Josh Allen was pressured on 47% of drop backs in the AFC Championship Game, the most of any quarterback up to that point. Moreover, depending on who you ask, it took almost half the season to stabilize the Bills offensive line and even then it was less than ideal. The Bills will need better play and better talent in the trenches to get to the next level.
A stronger offensive line will only improve Buffalo’s run and pass games. Few o-line prospects are as polished as Wyatt Davis. He comes from an elite college program and was part of an equally elite offense. If Davis is available at 30, Bills GM Brandon Beane would be wise to take him and use his complete skill set to solidify the guard position.
Pick 60 (Round Two): Trey Sermon, RB – Ohio State
Yes, I know. Ohio State back to back? What has gotten into the Spy? I can assure you I am no Buckeye fan. Let me make something clear, the Bills do not need to run the ball more, rather more effectively. They must be more balanced in their offensive approach, while still retaining their scoring prowess.
This means using the run game in such a way that compliments or even enables the passing game, via play action for example. With that said, the current Bills running backs are not capable of stimulating the run game. Trey Sermon shows ample reserves of both speed and power in his game. He is extremely athletic and can run the gambit of tasks from zone and power running, to blocking and receiving.
In the two games preceding Ohio State’s National Championship game, he posted a combined 524 rushing yards and 65 receiving yards against very good Northwestern and Clemson teams. Trey Sermon would be a immediate upgrade at the position.