In the latest edition of Mocking The Bills, I wanted to explore a bit of a crazy scenario for general manager Brandon Beane. Is this something I would expect the Buffalo Bills’ general manager to do? No. But when I take a look at the way this latest mock plays out, I am intrigued at the possibilities presented below.
Since the Las Vegas Raiders have three picks in the third round, and none in the second, they were an obvious target to make a move in the upcoming draft.
- Buffalo Bills receive picks 81 and 91 from the Las Vegas Raiders
- Las Vegas Raiders receive picks 54 and 188 from the Buffalo Bills
With three picks in the third round I was able to address a number of needs for the Bills, but I missed the opportunity to draft my preferred cornerback (Virgina’s Bryce Hall). The opportunity was available to trade up in the fourth round to get another defensive back, making the trade below worth executing.
- Buffalo Bills receive pick 108 from the Washington Redskins
- The Washington Redskins receive picks 128 and 167 from the Buffalo Bills
After making these two trades the Bills still have six picks left in the 2020 NFL Draft, and I was pleased with the latest selections. Be sure to share your feedback below, along with your own mock draft in the comments section.
Pick 81 - Chase Claypool WR (Notre Dame)
The trade for wide receiver Stefon Diggs was a great addition to the Bills’ offense, but it should not mean they are done at wide receiver. With so much talent available in this year’s class, Claypool could find himself available in the third round. He has a unique blend of size and speed, and the depth chart in Buffalo would allow him to develop during his rookie year as the fourth receiver.
Pick 86 - Matthew Peart OT (UConn)
While I fully expect the Bills to extend Dion Dawkins sometime this year, the right tackle position is much less of a sure thing. Cody Ford might be better off at guard, while there are question marks around Ty Nsekhe and Daryl Williams. Like Claypool, Peart would be able to learn for a year as he develops into an eventual starter.
Pick 91 - Zack Moss RB (Utah)
Maybe I have cooled off on the idea of taking a running back in the second round, and this trade gave me the opportunity to select Moss with the additional pick. Moss compares his playing style to former Bill Marshawn Lynch, and would serve as a nice complement to Devin Singletary.
Pick 108 - Michael Ojemudia CB (Iowa)
Even though the Bills signed cornerback Josh Norman before the start of free agency, there are still long-term question marks opposite of Tre’Davious White. Like the other picks listed above, Ojemudia would have the opportunity to grow into the position during his rookie season. Norman can compete with Levi Wallace for the starting position in 2020, while the Iowa product develops into a long-term option.
Pick 207 - Shaquille Quarterman LB (Miami)
Quarterman was a four-year starter in Miami, earning all-conference honors each season in the ACC. Despite such a productive career, the Miami linebacker lacks the athleticism that would have him drafted prior to round six. Quarterman was expected to have a pre-draft visit with the Bills, so I will take the liberty of connecting the dots here.
Pick 239 - Jon Runyan OT (Michigan)
Many readers are familiar with this name, as he is the son of former Philadelphia Eagles lineman Jon Runyan, Sr. The Michigan tackle has plenty of playing experience, and would be a candidate to shift inside to guard. expectations are low for the seventh-round pick, but he brings the intangibles and position flexibility that the Bills value.