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2021 Mock Draft Watch 5.0


No. 30 – RB Travis Etienne, Clemson

I believe the Bills can add one more explosive, gamebreaking threat to their offense and it arrives in the form of Travis Etienne, who is the type of back that can ring that cash register pretty quickly on any given touch.

No. 30 – CB Greg Newsome II, Northwestern

Levi Wallace [signed a one-year deal] and Josh Norman is in the twilight of his career. Buffalo does not have many options outside of Tre'Davious White. ... Newsome can play the field or boundary.

No. 30 – CB Elijah Molden, Washington

The Bills boast one of the league's very best cornerbacks in Tre'Davious White, as well as playoff hero Taron Johnson. Molden, an NFL legacy, has the grit and instincts to fit right in.

No. 30 – CB Eric Stokes, Georgia

If a fifth cornerback sneaks into the first round it might just be Eric Stokes from Georgia, who has followed up a solid final collegiate season with a great run of testing. At the House of Athlete combine a few weeks ago Stokes posted a blazing 4.28 40-yard dash, and he backed that up with unofficial times of 4.28 and 4.30 at the recent Georgia pro day.

The fit in Buffalo with the Bills could be ideal. Buffalo implemented a number of zone coverages last season, which could be perfect for Stokes as he acclimates to the pro game. He'll also be playing across from Tre'Davious White, one of the NFL's best at the position. Stokes sometimes struggles with shiftier receivers who have better change-of-direction skills, but Leslie Frazier could use White on those types of players if he wants to roll out more man coverage next season.

No. 30 – OT Tevin Jenkins, Oklahoma State

Tevin Jenkins is nasty. The way he plays the game fits his new city very well. The Bills aren't a huge running team, of course, but they might start to lean that direction just a little more going forward. Adding a top tackle prospect is an excellent move for the Bills.

No. 30 – OL Jaylen Mayfield, Michigan

Offensive tackle Daryl Williams was resigned, but the Bills still need to address the interior. Mayfield features the versatility and athleticism to thrive in offensive coordinator Brian Daboll's system. Top needs: DL, G, CB

No. 30 – CB Greg Newsome II, Northwestern

Newsome is a long, super-springy zone cornerback who plays the football tremendously

No. 30 – DT Levi Onwuzurike, Washington

The Bills thrived against the pass, but their run defense struggled throughout the year. They could add to their defensive line in an attempt to upgrade that area.

No. 30 – EDGE Jaelan Phillips, Miami

On talent, Phillips might be a borderline top-10 candidate in this class. He's a 6-foot-4, nearly 270-pounder who can win with quickness and power off the edge or as an inside rusher. The downside is in his injury history (multiple concussions and a brief retirement from football). For a Super Bowl contender with a pass-rush need, though, the risk-reward proposition lands in a good spot.

No. 30 – CB Greg Newsome II, Northwestern

By re-signing Daryl Williams and Matt Milano, Buffalo erased two massive needs at linebacker and offensive tackle, which creates more flexibility for general manager Brandon Beane in the draft. ... It's time for Buffalo to make an investment in a young player to fit into the position that brings athleticism to the table in addition to coverage versatility. Newsome brings that in addition to size and the physicality Buffalo likes in its corners.

No. 30 – EDGE Jayson Oweh, Penn State

Mario Addison was tied for the team lead with five sacks and while there's also needs at linebacker and along the offensive line, Oweh, who didn't start playing football until high school, is just scratching the surface on his ability.

No. 30 – CB Greg Newsome II, Northwestern

Newsome is quickly rising through the ranks after a phenomenal end to his season, headlined by a big interception of Ohio State quarterback Justin Fields. He finished with the 10th-best coverage grade among cornerbacks (83.8) and allowed a mere 31.7 passer rating on the season.

No. 30 – EDGE Joe Tyron, Washington

This defense has really struggled to create pressure off the edges for most of Sean McDermott's tenure. The issue needs to be addressed, especially as Jerry Hughes' production continues to decline.

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