The Buffalo Bills have many options heading into the first round of the 2019 NFL Draft, which is set to begin at 8 p.m. EST tonight. According to NFL Network analyst Daniel Jeremiah, the Bills could go in multiple directions to fill that need.
Jeremiah has said numerous times now that the Bills are a “team to watch” for Alabama offensive lineman Jonah Williams. The Crimson Tide stalwart is capable of playing every spot along the line, which is a trait that Sean McDermott and Brandon Beane seem to covet in their offensive linemen. Jeremiah said that Williams was a possibility for the Bills two weeks ago, noting that the addition would help Josh Allen by giving him better protection up front.
Jeremiah doubled-down on the prediction earlier this week, as Andy Young of Spectrum News tweeted on April 24. Jeremiah said that the Bills are strong candidates to trade down, but if they stand pat at nine overall, Williams is a player they like a lot and will strongly consider. Jeremiah went on to say that if the Bills are able to find a trade partner, they may draft a tight end, an offensive lineman, or even a cornerback later in the first round.
Earlier this week, Ryan Talbot of New York Upstate wrote that Williams said that it would be “awesome” to play for the Bills. Williams, who was speaking with Adam Schefter at the time, mentioned his connections to offensive coordinator Brian Daboll, talented young quarterback Josh Allen, and a passionate fan base as reasons why he would love to join the Bills.
The Bills just might grant his wish tonight.