MOCK DRAFT WATCH

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2022 Mock Draft Watch 4.0

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No. 25 - RB Breece Hall, Iowa State

The Bills are poised to make a Super Bowl run, and Hall could be the finishing touch on offense.

No. 25 – CB Kyle Gordon, Washington

The teams that want to contend in the AFC over the next few years better have some playmakers in the secondary. Gordon brings size and versatility to Buffalo's cornerbacks group, and should pair well with Tre'Davious White to help slow down some of the conference's top quarterbacks.

No. 25 – LB Nakobe Dean, Georgia

The two-time-defending AFC East champs aren't lacking for much – especially with pass rusher extraordinaire Von Miller combing abord – but could use more juice at the second level, especially as MLB Tremaine Edmunds enters his walk year. Dean's instincts, range, intelligence, leadership and background with a championship program would make him a great fit … even if his 5-11, 229-pound stature is suboptimal.

No. 25 – WR Jahan Dotson, Penn State

Buffalo released Cole Beasley and brought in Jamison Crowder as an option out of the slot, but Crowder isn't likely to be part of the Bills' long-term plans. Dotson would be. Where would he help most? The Bills ranked last in the league in average yards after the catch (4.3) last season. Dotson is an explosive playmaker who is a threat to score on every touch. He had 1,182 yards and 12 touchdowns in 2021.

The Bills have had a great offseason so far, so this is a luxury pick. Dotson, though, could help as a rookie.

No. 25 – CB Trent McDuffie, Washington

No. 25 – CB Trent McDuffie, Washington

The Buffalo Bills are in the market for a cornerback or two as Siran Neal has been signed to be their stopgap at one cornerback position. After Levi Wallace left in free agency, the Bills need a viable replacement. That is Trent McDuffie, who comes to New York NFL-ready. McDuffie is a physical cornerback with great instincts in a variety of coverages. He'll press with ease or drop back and use his oily hips in coverage incredibly well.

No. 25 – LB Devin Lloyd, Utah

Buffalo's defense has made some good moves this free agency. Devin Lloyd projects better as an OLB. Placing him alongside Tremaine Edmunds and Matt Milano would give Sean McDermott an exciting athletic group of linebackers.

Lloyd can drop to the edge and rush the passer. Placing him as a run, chase, and pressure player on the second level only improves their ability to stifle opposing offenses.

No. 25 – WR Jameson Williams, Alabama

Williams tore his ACL in the national title game but he's still one of the best players in this draft class and should be ready to contribute next October. If not for the injury he's likely the first wideout off the board. The Bills don't have a lot of needs and with four CBs off the board, they instead target a receiver here.

No. 25 – CB Trent McDuffie, Washington

The Bills need a good No. 2 corner to Tre'Davious White after losing Levi Wallace in free agency and White will be coming off a torn ACL for his Age 27 season. With limited weaknesses as Super Bowl contenders and armed with Von Miller in the edge pass rush, they should look for a direct replacement for Wallace outside. McDuffie can offer great explosiveness and quickness for Sean McDermott and Leslie Frazier.

No. 25 – CB Andrew Booth, Clemson

After the Bills signed Tim Settle, DaQuan Jones, and Von Miller cornerback now becomes their clear-cut first-round priority, especially with Levi Wallace gone, too. Booth is a long athletic corner who is still developing but presents a high ceiling as a man and zone coverage player.

No. 25 – G Zion Johnson, Boston College

Brandon Beane has historically coveted valuable positions early in drafts. The Bills' first selection in each of the past three drafts has been along the defensive line. That being said, the dire straits at guard may force his hand. Johnson is as NFL-ready as it gets after allowing only six pressures last season.

No. 25 – CB Trent McDuffie, Washington

The Bills will definitely look to add to their defensive line with their premium picks, but they signed Tim Settle and DaQuan Jones on day one of the tampering period, so at least they have some new bodies. They'll still have their eyes on the defensive line, but if the draft falls this way and McDuffie is still on the board, pairing Tre'Davious White and McDuffie as the team's Nos. 1 and 2 CBs in front of one of the best safety tandems in the NFL might be too tempting to pass up.

No. 25 – WR Jameson Williams, Alabama

The Bills are willing to wait on Williams' recovery process that will probably run a few months into his rookie season.

No. 25 – WR Jameson Williams, Alabama

Buffalo may need a slot receiver if Cole Beasley leaves via free agency, and it definitely needs weapons to take pressure off Stefon Diggs. And Williams is a weapon. That's even with his ACL injury in the national championship game, which may delay his impact.

Analysis: The fact Williams has played in two elite college offenses – Ohio State then Alabama – should only aid his acclimation to the pros. He brings speed, route-running and explosiveness to the passing game, and pairing him with Diggs would please Allen immensely. — Emerson

No. 25 – CB Andrew Booth Jr., Clemson

Andrew Booth had a strong '21 season for Clemson and he's only going to get better with experience. With Tre White returning from ACL surgery, the Bills would have the makings of one of the most athletic secondaries in the AFC.

No. 25 – DL Devonte Wyatt, Georgia

No. 25 – CB Andrew Booth Jr., Clemson

The Bills have a talented roster from top to bottom, but unfortunately the AFC has become the most competitive conference we've seen in a long time with explosive offenses all over the place. With this pick, the Bills can either choose to add another offensive weapon or get a defender they believe will help stop opposing offenses. They go with Andrew Booth Jr. If Tre'Davious White can come back healthy and they can add Booth Jr., this will be one of the better cornerback tandems in the league and it will help them slow down opposing offenses.

No. 25 – CB Trent McDuffie, Washington

The Bills have a good No. 2 corner to Tre'Davious White in Levi Wallace, but Wallace is a free agent and White will be coming off a torn ACL for his Age 27 season. With limited weaknesses as Super Bowl contenders, they should look for a direct replacement for Wallace outside. McDuffie can offer great explosiveness and quickness for Sean McDermott and Leslie Frazier.

No. 25 – WR Treylon Burks, Arkansas

Another wide receiver in Buffalo? Seriously? Yes, absolutely. The Bills will need to continue to keep the room dynamic as Emmanuel Sanders potentially transitions away and Cole Beasley searches for a trade. Yes, Gabriel Davis looks like the real deal, but for a team that runs a ton of 10-personnel, no, I don't think it is enough.

No. 25 – CB Trent McDuffie, Washington

Levi Wallace led Buffalo's corners in snaps played and is about to become an unrestricted free agent. Meanwhile, the team's most talented cornerback (Tre'Davious White) is recovering from a torn ACL. Although McDuffie has just average size and length, he's aggressive and physical in run support and limits yards after the catch. McDuffie has outstanding short-area quickness, fluid hips and is rarely out of position.

No. 25 – WR Jameson Williams, Alabama

Scary. That's the first word that comes to mind for an offense featuring Josh Allen, Stefon Diggs and Williams. Sticking Williams' burner speed with Allen's rocket arm is a big-play recipe. Sure, he will need time to recover from an ACL tear, and yes, he's still refining his route running, but this is a luxury pick for Buffalo. Had it not been for the injury, Williams would have probably been a top-10 pick. Instead, the Bills can land him at the back end of the first round and make one of the league's highest-octane offenses that much more dynamic. And with Emmanuel Sanders and Isaiah McKenzie off to free agency, there will be targets to go around.

No. 25 – WR Jameson Williams, Alabama

This is just fun. How can the Bills pass up the chance to pair the most dynamic deep threat in the draft with one of the strongest-armed QBs in the league? Williams may not be ready to go in Week 1 as he rehabs form a torn ACL, but he will give Buffalo the type of field-tilting boost it will need to get over the hump in the increasingly competitive AFC.

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