MOCK DRAFT WATCH

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2021 Mock Draft Watch 3.0

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No. 30 - OT Teven Jenkins, Oklahoma State

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. If they view him as a guard, tackle becomes a hole to fill. Jenkins played on both the left and right sides at Oklahoma State. I could see Buffalo targeting a cornerback if a guy the organization likes makes it to No. 30, and I think running back should be an option as well. This is a team that is close to being a Super Bowl contender.

No. 30 - OT Liam Eichenberg, Notre Dame

The Bills need offensive line help. Starting guard Jon Feliciano and right tackle Daryl Williams are both scheduled to become free agents. Given their tight cap situation, the Bills may have a hard time retaining both. Either way, Buffalo needs to get younger up front. In the four drafts since Sean McDermott took over as head coach in 2017, the Bills have drafted three offensive linemen and just two on the first two days of the draft. Cody Ford's future appears to be at guard, so the Bills should invest in a young tackle to handle the right side opposite Dion Dawkins. Eichenberg was reliable throughout his career at Notre Dame, showing the type of power and nastiness in the running game the Bills love. This looks like it could be a sweet spot for offensive linemen in the draft order, but don't be surprised if the Bills entertain trading back to get more picks on the second day of the draft. — Matthew Fairburn

No. 30 - LB Nick Bolton, Missouri

WLB Matt Milano may have to go elsewhere for a team that has little to spend in free agency. But adding a player of Bolton's chops would be an upgrade at a position where this defense so frequently relies on two 'backers.

No. 30 - OT Dillon Radunz, North Dakota State

No. 30 - CB Asante Samuel Jr., Florida State

For what Samuel lacks in size, he makes up for in quicks. The 5-foot-10 corner is instinctive and was in hip pockets often throughout his time at Florida State. He was an absolute playmaker, as well, with 30 forced incompletions over the past three years (second-most in the Power Five).

Samuel's read-and-react ability and overall athleticism give us hope that he can handle the outside at the NFL level, but putting him in the slot wouldn't be the end of the world for Buffalo, either. Regardless, we believe he can play at a high level in the NFL.

No. 30 - LB Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah, Notre Dame

Matt Milano may not return next year. They find a younger, far more athletic player in Koramoah. He will be the chess piece that can be used outside, over the slot, or even in the box in sub.

No. 30 - RB Najee Harris, Alabama

Look, the Bills need a better running game. Period. The team can no longer rely on Josh Allen being their best ball-carrier, as that is just going to lead to him getting beat up and ultimately injured (see: Cam Newton). To me, both Devin Singletary and Zach Moss are nice back-up running backs, but neither especially move the needle as a three-down difference-making back. Alabama's Harris could come in and immediately contribute to this Bills rushing attack. His blend of vision, patience, and physicality is eerily similar to prime Le'Veon Bell, and pairing him with Allen and Stefon Diggs could give the Bills their own version of the Killer Bs (Big Ben, Bell, and Antonio Brown).

No. 30 - EDGE Azeez Ojulari, Georgia

The Bills' pass rush must be addressed this offseason. I view Buffalo as the best fit for free agent J.J. Watt, but Ojulari would provide some juice off the edge if the team is still looking for help at the position when the draft gets underway.

No. 30 - DL Levi Onwuzurike, Washington

They had all kinds of problems stopping the run last year, which means they need to get better inside. This kid impressed at the Senior Bowl.

No. 30 - RB Travis Etienne, Clemson

The Bills have offensive and defensive line concerns, but I'm just not sure Round 1 of the 2021 draft is going to have the answers they are looking for. I really think they'd like to be more threatening on all three downs from the running back position, and a home run threat and explosive receiving option like Etienne will do the trick. I know all about spending a first-round pick on a running back not exactly being an optimal use of resources, so a trade back could be in the cards, too.

No. 30 - LB Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah, Notre Dame

Owusu-Koramoah is a tweener, which is why some NFL teams view him as a safety and not a linebacker. Above all else, he's an athlete, and Sean McDermott and Leslie Frazier will find ways to get him on the field.

No. 30 - CB Asante Samuel Jr., Florida State

What Samuel lacks in size, he makes up for in athleticism and positional versatility. He's an instinctive player who doesn't shy away from contact if positioned in the slot or the box, and his movement skills give him an advantage over a lot of outside receivers when lined up at cornerback. He likely projects as a slot cornerback or safety at the next level at just 5-foot-10, 184 pounds, but he's earned the best PFF coverage grade (82.8) of his career playing outside cornerback for FSU this season.

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