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2022 Mock Draft Watch 2.0

Auburn defensive back Roger McCreary (23) against Arkansas during the first half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Oct. 16, 2021, in Fayetteville, Ark. (AP Photo/Michael Woods)
Auburn defensive back Roger McCreary (23) against Arkansas during the first half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Oct. 16, 2021, in Fayetteville, Ark. (AP Photo/Michael Woods)

No. 25 – CB Kaiir Elam, Florida

The Bills lost Tre White to injury last season, and everything on defense looked a little bleaker afterward. Granted, this is still an excellent unit even without a stud opposite White. But Elam's size and physicality in Buffalo's scheme just makes sense. He'd give Buffalo more upside at the CB2 spot than they've had under Sean McDermott.

No. 25 – OT Trevor Penning, UNI

Having had success in selecting fellow Northern Iowa lineman Spencer Brown, the Buffalo Bills tack on another one in Trevor Penning. Though he plays a violent game, the Bills can harness Penning's vicious nature with some coaching, and he would immediately improve their line. Penning gets after it in the run game, pancaking anyone in sight, while he also provides a relatively immovable base in pass protection.

No. 25 – S Daxton Hill, Michigan

Hill is part of a Wolverines defense that could end up seeing three players go in Round 1 next spring. He's underrated nationally, but watch him play and it becomes clear pretty quickly that he's in the running for one of the best defensive backs in this class. He's listed as a safety but he can line up anywhere.

No. 25 - CB Roger McCreary, Auburn

The Bills are a good football team without many glaring weaknesses. That said, Buffalo has an opportunity at No. 25 to consider a few players who might have the goods to walk into a great situation and still add value.

McCreary doesn't necessarily represent an immediate need for Buffalo, but he's an experienced player who held up well in the SEC. He's another player who had a nice Senior Bowl and could be on the rise.

Offense — Chris Olave, WR, Ohio State: Same applies on the offensive side — Olave's already a pro. He'd fit right in.

No. 25 – WR Treylon Burks, Arkansas

The Bills could opt for a CB here, but Burks would be too tempting as a big addition to their offensive firepower.

No. 25 – DT Jordan Davis, Georgia

Big Board Rank: 39

Davis could very well go higher in the actual draft come April, but the 6-foot-6, 340-pounder's lack of pass-rushing prowess ultimately drops him to the back end of the first round in this mock. He managed only 30 career pressures in college and totaled just 14 in the 2021 season. Of course, his ability to two-gap and positively affect the run game every time he takes the field should ultimately draw interest in the first round.

No. 25 – CB Kyler Gordon, Washington

The Buffalo Bills were a coin flip in their favor away from hosting the AFC Championship Game but their defense could not secure a stop. Tre White's on-field presence was missed.

Kyler Gordon is a dynamic athlete with nice measurables. He can play inside and out with a versatile matchup profile. The Bills need a true CB2 and Gordon fits the bill (pun intended)!

No. 25 – CB Andrew Booth Jr., Clemson

Swap in Booth for impending free agent Levi Wallace, and the Bills secondary will be even better in 2022.

No. 25 – CB Trent McDuffie, Washington

Levi Wallace led Buffalo's corners in snaps played and will be an unrestricted free agent next month. Meanwhile, the team's top cornerback (Tre'Davious White) is recovering from a torn ACL. While you can never have too many talented cornerbacks, McDuffie could be off the board much earlier than this and would be a wise choice for the Bills.

No. 25 – CB Roger McCreary, Auburn

McCreary feels a lot like Tre'Davious White when he entered the league in 2017 -- long, illustrious SEC career without the freaky measurables or workout.

No. 25 – CB Andrew Booth, Clemson

The Bills' depth issues at cornerback were made very clear once Tre'Davious White got injured. Things aren't about to get better, either, with Levi Wallace hitting the open market. If Buffalo can find a solid CB2 opposite White, with Jordan Poyer and Micah Hyde patrolling at safety, the secondary would be downright scary. Booth is a press corner with a smooth backpedal and great ball skills, but he can play off-man and zone, too. He picked off three passes in 2021 for the Tigers and would fit in nicely with a team ready to win a Super Bowl.

No. 25 – WR Jameson Williams, Alabama

Jameson Williams has no business being available at No. 25, but after tearing his ACL in the National Championship Game he could go later than his talent level suggests. Should that be the case, his floor should be the Bills' pick.

I believe the Bills' biggest needs remain at the defensive line, but what Williams brings at receiver is exactly what Buffalo needs to keep its fastball and provide Josh Allen another dynamic weapon in the passing game. Williams is a sure-handed receiver with the ability to play outside and from the slot and features a dynamic vertical receiving skill set. He creates separation down the field and he pairs that with exceptional ball skills.

No. 25 – LB Devin Lloyd, Utah

We've typically had the Bills targeting the secondary in recent mocks but it may be hard to pass on a player of Lloyd's talents here. Every linebacker not named Matt Milano has just one year left on their contracts -- including Tremaine Edmunds and A.J. Klein, and while Buffalo will no doubt re-up some of them, Lloyd has a chance to be special.

No. 25 – WR Jahan Dotson, Penn State

With 32-year old Cole Beasley getting a bit old for the position and 34-year old Emmanuel Sanders slated for free agency (and also getting old), the Bills opt here to upgrade their already strong pass catcher corps. Dotson can play all over the formation, runs sharp routes, and perfectly complements the team's Stefon Diggs-Gabriel Davis duo. Getting more playmakers for Josh Allen can't be a bad thing.

No. 25 – DE Arnold Ebiketie, Penn State

He had eight sacks among 52 QB pressures in 2021. Buffalo's aging D-line is poised to be stripped of its depth in free agency, but Ebiketie and 2021 rookies Greg Rousseau and Boogie Basham could form a next-gen nucleus up front.

No. 25 – CB Trent McDuffie, Washington

McDuffie is the best pure zone corner in the class and one heck of a tackler. That would fit in perfectly with the Bills. The 5-foot-11, 195-pound corner missed only six of 101 tackle attempts in his career.

No. 25 – CB Andrew Booth, Clemson

Levi Wallace is a pending free agent and Tre'Davious White is coming off an injury, so grabbing an athletic, NFL-sized corner like Booth is an easy projection.

No. 25 – CB Kyler Gordon, Washington

The Bills were so close this season and they really aren't going to lose a ton entering next year. The loss of Tre'Davious White was felt drastically in the playoffs and they really don't have a strong option opposite of him.

Kyler Gordon is a name that we should begin writing in ink when we do first-round mock drafts. He's long, athletic, physical, and plays with excellent discipline. Gordon has huge upside and I think Buffalo is an excellent spot for him to reach his potential.

No. 25 – OG Kenyon Green, Texas A&M

Back-to-back Aggies see the Bills getting some interior line help. Green played every position on the offensive line this past season out of necessity, but his true position in the NFL is inside. A powerful blocker, Green can develop into a top-tier guard and help tremendously in the run game — assuming the Bills can find a way to stop relying so much on Josh Allen's legs.

No. 25 – WR Jameson Williams, Alabama

A potential top 10 pick before an ACL injury in the national championship game, Jameson Williams falls into a great situation with the Bills. His speed—before and after the catch—will open this offense up and allow the team to move on from pending free agents at the receiver position.

No. 25 - CB Trent McDuffie, Washington

This would make an already stacked Bills pass defense even scarier. PFF shows McDuffie allowed only 16 receptions in his coverage on 36 targets for 11 yards with no TDs and five pass breakups. Can you imagine McDuffie joining a group that already includes Tre'Davious White, Micah Hyde and Jordan Poyer?

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