On the latest episode of the Billieve Podcast, the 2021 NFL Draft is in the rear view mirror, and hosts John Boccacino and Jamie D’Amico assess how Buffalo Bills general manager Brandon Beane fared with the team’s picks.
During his fourth draft as Buffalo’s general manager, Beane selected:
• Greg Rousseau, edge rusher, Round 1, No. 30
• Carlos “Boogie” Basham, Jr., edge rusher, Round 2, No. 61
• Spencer Brown, offensive tackle, Round 3, No. 93
• Tommy Doyle, offensive tackle, Round 5, No. 161
• Marquez Stevenson, wide receiver, Round 6, No. 203
• Damar Hamlin, safety, Round 6, No. 212
• Rachad Wildgoose, cornerback, Round 6, No. 213
• Jack Anderson, guard, Round 7, No. 236
The two offer up their thoughts on what they liked about the draft, including Beane’s commitment to improve the edge rushers with the selections of Gregory Rousseau and Carlos “Boogie” Basham Jr. with his first two picks.
Our podcasters break down the pros and cons to every draft pick, highlighting the ones they really liked — (Boccacino is especially fond of the potential Rousseau represents paired with Basham Jr., offensive tackle Spencer Brown and wide receiver/returner Marquez Stevenson while D’Amico questioned the selection of Rousseau but loved drafting Basham Jr.). We also examine what the logjam of defensive ends means for the position heading into the 2021 season.
We address how Buffalo is planning for the future with the picks of Brown and fellow offensive tackle Tommy Doyle along with Rousseau and Basham Jr., discuss how Stevenson represents a taller Isaiah McKenzie as a talented gadget weapon, dive into why Beane waited until the sixth round to address the secondary, and encourage fans to show a little patience when judging Beane on this draft class.
Check out the latest Billieve Podcast for our thoughts on Buffalo’s eight-man draft class, then join the conversation by leaving your thoughts on which picks you like and which ones left you scratching your head in the comments section below.
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