Pick 30 (Round One): Jaelan Phillips, Edge – Miami (FL)
This is the same first round pick from my mock last week. Based on his profile, Phillips is an experienced, balanced defender against the pass and run with some versatility. Buffalo also needs youth in our defensive end room.
Pick 62 (Round Two): Amon-Ra St. Brown, WR – USC
The money we could save by cutting John Brown would pay for our entire draft class. As much as I would love to give Brown another year to be healthy and contribute to this offense, we need the cap space this off-season. Also, I believe Buffalo’s offense learned to perform without him down the stretch. St. Brown’s profile reminds me of Gabriel Davis in some ways. He has excellent hand-eye coordination and is efficient in the short, intermediate, and deep game.