Let me start out by saying that this is what I would do if I were the general manager of the Bills. But allow me to be very honest with you—there is a reason why general manager Brandon Beane sits in his position, and I am here writing this article. Regardless of my lack of experience or qualifications, I am going to do my best with these selections.
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Pick 30 - Jayson Oweh, EDGE, Penn State
For the second week in a row I am going with Oweh with my first pick, as an eventual starter at defensive end for the Bills. Oweh can develop behind Jerry Hughes as a rookie, as a rotational pass rush specialist.
Pick 61 - Hamsah Nasirildeen, Safety, Florida State
Bills fans have talked about adding a positionless defender since last year’s draft (Jeremy Chinn, Kyle Dugger), and I make the move with the selection of Nasirildeen. He can serve as a third linebacker, a potential replacement for Taron Johnson, or a third safety.
Pick 93 - Alim McNeill, DT, N.C. State
I have mocked McNeill to the Bills on multiple occasions, and it’s to the point where I need to see him in Buffalo next season. There is a need to add depth along the interior defensive line, and McNeill could be an eventual replacement for Star Lotulelei.
Pick 124 - Ambry Thomas, CB, Michigan
In this scenario I traded both fifth-round picks (161 and 174) to the Washington Football Team, for the right to draft Thomas at 124. The Michigan standout opted out of the 2020 season, which has had a bit of an adverse affect on his draft stock. That works for me, as he could serve as a potential starter in the future.
Pick 206 - Chris Evans, RB, Michigan
Another trade-up scenario, where I packaged the sixth- and seventh-round selections (213 and 236) to get Evans in the sixth round. Adding a back with Evans’s athleticism late in the draft is worth the investment, as I consider this a low-risk high-reward selection.