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Mocking the Bills: What I would do as Bills GM

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The 2021 NFL Draft is less than two weeks away, and it’s time to get serious with what selections the Buffalo Bills should make.

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.