With the NFL Combine fast approaching, it’s time for one last 2019 NFL mock draft before the boards get scrambled by the “Underwear Olympics.” If fans were to rank the Buffalo Bills’ most important offseason needs, they would most likely come up with some combination of offensive line protection for Josh Allen, offensive weapons for Allen and a replacement for Kyle Williams along the defensive line. In his latest three-round mock draft, SB Nation’s Dan Kadar foresees the team attacking those three areas of need, with solid, safe prospects.
Some don’t like Williams as a left tackle in the NFL. For Buffalo, that shouldn’t be much of a concern with 2017 second-round pick Dion Dawkins on that side. For the Bills, Williams could be used at several positions, helping Buffalo get the maximum amount of talent on the offensive line.
40. Buffalo Bills: Jerry Tillery, DL, Notre Dame
74. Buffalo Bills: JJ Arcega-Whiteside, WR, Stanford
The biggest criticism of this draft is that these three players lack the athletic upside evaluators tend to like in the prospects that they draft. All three players should be expected to be average testers at best in Indianapolis this weekend. Having said that, all three are relentless on the field, and you could see Sean McDermott in particular fall in love with their scrappy, aggressive nature. Tillery and Arcega-Whiteside in particular play opposite positions, but both play like their hair is on fire and their motor never runs cold. If the team were to go this direction, unlike last year, commentators would be talking about how ‘solid’ of a draft it was and how each player will walk in NFL-ready.