Now that the Buffalo Bills have selected Houston DT Ed Oliver with the number nine overall pick in the 2019 NFL Draft, it’s time to focus our attention on Day 2 and who general manager Brandon Beane could be targeting.
In the SB Nation second-round mock draft, the Bills are able to land a player they were often associated with at pick number 9: Ole Miss WR D.K. Metcalf.
Metcalf is the first receiver of the second round of the mock. He is picked 11 spots ahead of A.J. Brown, another receiver Buffalo could target. A run at the end of the round includes Hakeem Butler, Kevin Harmon, Deebo Samuel, and Parris Campbell.
Getting him at pick 40 is great value for the athletically gifted receiver who has work to do on running NFL routes. He’d compete directly with Robert Foster and John Brown for playing time as a deep threat in 2019 but has the ceiling to be an elite wide receiver in the future.
By picking Metcalf, Buffalo also misses out on possible tight-end targets Jace Sternberger and Irv Smith, Jr., who were picked later in the second round. Dalton Risner and Greg Little were on the board when the Bills went with Metcalf.