If you thought you’d seen the end of mock drafts following the completion of the 2018 NFL Draft, think again! SB Nation’s own Dan Kadar recently came out with a way-too-early 2019 mock draft based on unfulfilled needs with an order taken from projected 2018 season win totals.
The Buffalo Bills exited the 2018 draft with unfulfilled needs on both the offensive line and at wide receiver, so it’s not surprising that Kadar has the team landing a wideout that will be firmly in the conversation as the best offensive player throughout the 2018 college football season.
9. Buffalo Bills: A.J. Brown, WR, Ole Miss
Last season Brown set an Ole Miss season record with 1,252 receiving yards to go along with 11 touchdowns. That landed him on the SEC all-conference first team. If Kelvin Benjamin struggles, the Bills could let him walk after the season and draft his replacement.
Unless Zay Jones or one of the rookie wideouts can break out in 2018, I fully expect wide receiver to be a weakness for the 2018 Buffalo Bills. With the Bills selecting quarterback Josh Allen, the goal in the 2019 offseason should be to find him some offensive help. It’s a bit too early to anoint A.J. Brown as the best draft-eligible offensive player in college football, but the 6’1”, 225-pound receiver’s sophomore year was encouraging. He will look to build upon that foundation in the coming season.