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Buffalo Bills Links, 3/1: Bills addressing offensive line in latest mock drafts

Plus, despite a heavy investment, there are still questions along the defensive line

In today’s edition of the Buffalo Bills daily links, we hear from NFL draft experts about what the Bills should do with their first-round pick.

Both mocks have the Bills addressing holes along their offensive line. One mock draft has general manager Brandon Beane selecting Oklahoma State tackle Teven Jenkins at pick No. 30, while the other has the Bills selecting Notre Dame tackle Liam Eichenberg. We then ask Bills fans who they would take at pick No. 61.

We also hear the process that led to the Bills drafting Josh Allen with the No. 7 overall pick in the 2018 Draft, explore whether Buffalo should retain current backup QB Matt Barkley or turn the reins over to Jake Fromm, offer up solutions to fix the underachieving defensive line, break down the news that the Bills are still considered a “serious contender” to sign edge rusher J.J. Watt, and more!


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Additional Bills news from the web

Buffalo addresses offensive line in latest mock draft

Bills address offensive line with No. 30 pick in News’ first 2021 mock draft | Buffalo Bills News | NFL | buffalonews.com
Keeping in mind that free agency will alter draft needs, here is The News’ first mock draft of the 2021 offseason, taking on the first round, plus the Bills’ two other top-100 selections.

Mel Kiper’s latest mock draft has Bills selecting Oklahoma State offensive tackle | Buffalo Bills News | NFL | buffalonews.com
“This pick could depend on whether free-agent right tackle Daryl Williams returns and whether the Bills think former second-round pick Cody Ford could kick out to tackle,” Kiper says.

NFL mock draft 2021: Bills take Oklahoma St. offensive tackle in latest from Mel Kiper Jr. - newyorkupstate.com
Buffalo will have to replace Daryl Williams if he leaves in free agency.

Bills mock draft: Liam Eichenberg could help their offensive line right away – The Athletic
The offensive line around Josh Allen needs to be a priority, but a hybrid defensive player could be a huge help, too. (Subscription required).

2021 Mock Draft Watch 3.0 - BuffaloBills.com
See which player has been mocked to the Bills by two different experts

Talking backup quarterbacks and how Buffalo landed Josh Allen

Buffalo Bills GM Brandon Beane details work required to land Josh Allen - Sports Illustrated Buffalo Bills News, Analysis and More
How the Bills landed Josh Allen: General manager Brandon Beane provides fascinating details.

Jake Fromm, Matt Barkley or both? Bills have decision to make at backup QB - Buffalo Bills Blog- ESPN
Barkley has spent three seasons as Josh Allen’s backup, but Buffalo could turn to Fromm if the 2020 fifth-round pick is ready for the role.

Questions abound along the defensive line

Bills have plenty of questions across the board at defensive tackle – The Athletic
Despite all of their offseason resources, defensive tackle was a glaring weakness for the Bills in 2020. (Subscription required).

Video: Five Defensive End Prospects The Buffalo Bills Should Consider - Buffalo Fanatics - Buffalo Bills
On the BF War Room, Judge Mathes sat down with Fern and Donnie to discuss five defensive end prospects they’d like to see the Buffalo Bills pursue.

Bills still “serious contenders” for J.J. Watt

NFL free agency rumors: J.J. Watt narrows list, Bills among ‘serious contenders’ - newyorkupstate.com
Jeremy Fowler reported on Sunday morning that J.J. Watt is down to 3-5 potential teams. Buffalo remains in the mix.

Report: Buffalo Bills among 3-5 teams star defensive end JJ Watt is considering joining - WKBW
Three-time Defensive Player of the Year JJ Watt is reportedly considering the Buffalo Bills as one of three to five teams he would sign with, according to ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler.

Bills Mailbag: What are the chances of landing J.J. Watt? | Buffalo Bills News | NFL | buffalonews.com
The ongoing free agency of former Houston Texans star J.J. Watt has led to plenty of fun on social media, with all sorts of conclusions being drawn from his cryptic tweets.