With the NFL Combine underway in Indianapolis, the top prospects in the 2020 draft are showcasing their talents for NFL coaches, general managers, and evaluators. Information continues to circulate around players who have formally met with the Buffalo Bills at the combine, which helps shape the selections in this week’s mock.
There are no trades made in the five-round mock draft, with the Bills standing pat with each of the six selections. The focus has shifted to some of the top playmakers that are available, with needs being addressed on both sides of the ball.
This mock draft was once again conducted using the mock-draft simulator from The Draft Network.
First Round - Pick 22 - Jalen Reagor WR TCU
Despite a “disappointing” 40 time at the combine, Reagor is a dynamic athlete with the ball in his hands. Reagor boasts a 42.5” vertical and 11’6” broad jump from the combine, which demonstrates his explosive abilities. He confirmed that he met with the Bills at the combine, and could combine with John Brown in becoming one of the NFL’s fastest receiving duos.
Second Round - Pick 54 - Kyle Dugger S Lenoir-Rhyne
I have always been fond of a good underdog story, and Dugger fits the bill for the 2020 draft. Some may scoff at the thought of a Division II prospect going in the second round, but Dugger is attracting plenty of attention leading into the combine. He has position flexibility, with the athleticism to replace Lorenzo Alexander at linebacker.
Third Round - Pick 86 - Cam Akers RB Florida State
On Wednesday it was confirmed that Akers met with the Bills at the combine, and I will continue to mock a running back to pair with Devin Singletary. If the Bills are looking to add dynamic weapons on offense, Akers is a great addition in the third round.
Fourth Round - Pick 118 - Solomon Kindley IOL Georgia
Fifth Round - Pick 137 - Leki Fotu IDL Utah
Playmakers are fun, but the Bills could use some depth in the trenches. Kindley and Fotu could develop into starters in time, but can learn behind guys like Jon Feliciano and Star Lotulelei early in their professional careers.
Fifth Round - Pick 149 - Van Jefferson WR Florida
Unfortunately for Jefferson, the medical evaluations at the combine revealed he has a Jones fracture in his foot. He will be sidelined for 6-8 weeks, which has his draft stock taking a bit of a hit. Jefferson is known for having great hands, and at 6’2” will add some size to the receiving corps.
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