In today’s edition of the Buffalo Bills daily links, we take a look at another series of mock drafts to try and gain insights into what direction the Bills could go with the 30th overall selection in next week’s NFL Draft.
Among the players being linked to the Bills: Clemson running back Travis Etienne, Florida State cornerback Asante Samuel Jr., Purdue wide receiver Rondale Moore, and Alabama offensive lineman Landon Dickerson.
We also review three potential draft targets who could be on the board at pick No. 30: Northwestern cornerback Greg Newsome II, Ole Miss wide receiver Elijah Moore, and Florida wide receiver Kadarius Toney.
We discuss why improving the defense could be a focal point in the draft for general manager Brandon Beane, examine how Notre Dame tight end Tommy Tremble could be the perfect day two pick to bolster Buffalo’s tight ends, break down the measurables scouts use when reviewing cornerback and edge rusher prospects, and more!
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A quick slot receiver who catches everything thrown his way.
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All he does is catch passes and break ankles.
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Latest mock draft projections
Bills seven-round mock draft: Swinging for the fences with Clemson’s Travis Etienne | Buffalo Bills News | NFL | buffalonews.com
“Let’s be honest: Any mock draft is throwing darts blindfolded,” writes Jay Skurski.
Schopp and the Bulldog’s 2021 Mock Draft - WGR 550
“The guys predicted each pick in the first round of the draft, alternating every four picks. Bulldog, Sal, Nate, and Joe each made their own picks for the Bills at 30,” writes Sneaky Joe.
2021 NFL draft guides for all 32 teams - Needs, prospect fits and more - ESPN.com
“What does your favorite team really need? What’s an overlooked need it should fill? Football Outsiders breaks it all down.” (Subscription required)
Buffalo Bills 7-Round NFL Mock Draft - The NFL Draft Bible on Sports Illustrated: The Leading Authority on the NFL Draft
“Every pick for the Buffalo Bills in the upcoming NFL Draft,” by Nick Lamattina.
Why defense will be the focal point of this draft
NFL Draft experts think Bills are going defense in Round 1 - WGR 550
“The NFL mock drafters have arrived at a consensus: the Buffalo Bills are going defense in the first round,” writes Alex Reimer.
Defense should be the Buffalo Bills’ focus in the 2021 NFL Draft - Buffalo Fanatics
Kendall Mirsky and The Bills Guys discuss why defense should be a focal point of the Buffalo Bills’ 2021 draft.
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Casey Reed makes the case for why Asante Samuel Jr. is the one player the Buffalo Bills need to take in the 2021 NFL Draft.
Notre Dame’s Tommy Tremble an intriguing TE prospect
NFL draft profile: Notre Dame’s Tommy Tremble could be Bills’ long-awaited move at tight end | Buffalo Bills News | NFL | buffalonews.com
“I’m a guy who lined up in slot, out wide, as wing, on the line, as a fullback,” Tremble said. “I feel like I’m a guy who can really play.”
What to consider when looking to draft a cornerback or an edge rusher
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Every position has different measures that teams look at. Take a look at what teams look at for edge rushers and cornerbacks.
Odds and ends
Hall of Famer Joe DeLamielleure to announce Bills’ draft pick in Round 2 | Buffalo Bills News | NFL | buffalonews.com
“Hall of Famer Joe DeLamielleure will announce the Buffalo Bills’ second-round pick on Day 2 of the NFL draft next Friday night,” writes Mark Gaughan.
UB’s Jaret Patterson may not fit Bills, but should get drafted - Democrat & Chronicle
Patterson was extremely productive—3,933 yards and 52 touchdowns—during his three years with UB.
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“A spokesperson for Diggs told TMZ the receiver was not in Florida at the time and had loaned the vehicle to a friend, who got a flat tire, called for a tow but did not remain at the scene.”
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