With the Buffalo Bills (3-7) facing a major uphill climb just to get back into the playoff discussions in the AFC in 2018, we felt now would be a good time to turn our attentions towards how Buffalo could help itself in the 2019 NFL Draft.
On the latest episode of Billieve: A Buffalo Bills Fan Podcast, host John Boccacino is joined by NFL Draft expert and Buffalo Rumblings colleague Dan Lavoie to break down Buffalo’s needs in the 2019 NFL Draft.
Give our podcast a listen to learn more about the Bills’ greatest areas of need, and who in the college football ranks could be available when Buffalo drafts in the spring.
Buffalo badly needs wide receiver help, and speedsters Marquise “Hollywood” Brown (Oklahoma) and Emanuel Hall (Missouri) and deep threats N’Keal Harry (Arizona State) and D.K. Metcalf (Ole Miss) would be welcomed additions alongside second-year slot receiver Zay Jones.
The Bills also need help along the right side of the offensive line, and a great fit could be found in Jonah Williams (Alabama). Lavoie stated that Williams is the only offensive lineman Buffalo should consider using a top-10 pick on. Williams, currently a left tackle, has started three seasons at Alabama as both a right and left tackle.
Along the defensive line, DT Ed Oliver (Houston) is a five-star recruit and an outstanding talent on the line, someone Lavoie envisions as an “Aaron Donald” in training who could step in and take over from day one. Another option? Quinnen Williams, a redshirt sophomore from Alabama.
While the Bills found their quarterback of the future in 2018 when the franchise selected Wyoming’s Josh Allen with the No. 7 overall pick, could the Bills have two Josh Allen’s on the roster in 2019? Kentucky’s Josh Allen is a stud outside linebacker and a Bronko Nagurski Trophy finalist for the nation’s best defensive player. A talented edge rusher, Allen or Michigan’s Chase Winovich could step in and replace Lorenzo Alexander should the respected veteran decide to hang up his cleats after this year.
Check out our latest Billieve: a Buffalo Bills Fan Podcast to hear our podcasters thoughts on where the Bills should focus their attention in the draft.
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