Pick 30 (Round One): Azeez Ojulari, Edge – Georgia
The Buffalo Bills need a guy that can win on the edge more often and quickly. Ojulari can bend over backwards to get the quarterback on the ground. It’s exactly the speed and athleticism that they need on the defensive line.
Pick 62 (Round Two): Jevon Holland, S – Oregon
Who doesn’t like a player that has the oomph factor? At the safety position, Jordan Poyer and Micah Hyde have that oomph factor for the Bills. The problem is that they might price themselves out of Buffalo soon enough. Even if they stay, they won’t be here forever.
Brandon Beane tried to get Kyle Duggar to be that guy last year, but the New England Patriots beat him to the punch. Well, there is another Duggar type player I think the Bills could use. Jevon Holland plays a lot like Poyer and Jamal Adams mixed together. He’s got the skill and smarts to be a traditional safety like Poyer, but he is flexible enough to play in different schemes like Adams.
Holland can play box, nickel, and traditional safety roles that we see throughout the NFL. His ability to transition to each scheme is a huge asset for the team. Holland also has excellent leadership skills. He makes sure to communicate with everyone on and off the field. In Buffalo, players like Poyer and Hyde proved how important leadership is in the secondary.
Holland well be heard and he will bring that voice in the secondary, adding more leadership on the defense. His on-ball play is at an elite level, while his open-field tackling needs some work. If you watch his tape from Oregon, you will find that he has NFL-caliber football IQ.
Holland seems to follow the ball well and understands what offenses are about to do. Holland might be a steal for the Bills at 62. They missed out on Duggar last year, but this year they just might get their guy.