MOCK DRAFT WATCH

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2022 Mock Draft Watch 7.0

Arkansas wide receiver Treylon Burks runs a drill during the NFL football scouting combine, Thursday, March 3, 2022, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)
Arkansas wide receiver Treylon Burks runs a drill during the NFL football scouting combine, Thursday, March 3, 2022, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

No. 25 – WR Treylon Burks, Arkansas

The Bills add a large, athletic specimen to their deep receiver room.

No. 25 – WR Jahan Dotson, Penn State

The Bills have no qualms with their receivers being on the smaller side, so they go with the dynamic Dotson. Dotson plays larger than his size because of his excellent hands and catching range. Getting his three-level route running injected into the Bills offense is an exciting proposition.

No. 25 – WR Treylon Burks, Arkansas

PFF MOCK DRAFT SIMULATOR Grade: B

The Bills are the favorite to win the Super Bowl by the betting markets, and we decided to increase how explosive their offense can be. Gabriel Davis was a late-season revelation last year, but it's never a bad thing to add more receivers to a room, especially when they're built like Burks. Looking at the Bills receiving room, Burks would instantly become the biggest player there, which could help the Bills in avoiding regression in the red zone this year after finishing first in red zone TD rate in 2021. He also adds YAC ability, as he finished in the 87th percentile in YAC production among college players dating back to 2014. — AM

No. 25 – CB Andrew Booth Jr., Clemson

The Bills have been trying to find an outside corner to pair with Tre'Davious White for two years now and finally land one in Booth.

No. 25 – CB Andrew Booth Jr., Clemson

Booth would be a nice replacement for Levi Wallace, who signed with the Steelers earlier this offseason.

TRADE No. 25 and No. 57 to Seahawks

Bills get: 2-40, 2-41, 4-109
Seahawks get:1-25, 2-57

The obvious position to target for the Bills in this draft is cornerback, where Tre'Davious White is coming off a torn ACL and Levi Wallace left in free agency. One option would be to try to trade up for Derek Stingley Jr. or Trent McDuffie, but it's plausible they approach this problem by adding multiple cornerbacks to the roster. Trading down could get Buffalo two viable starting corners early in the second round. General manager Brandon Beane could also instead use one of those picks to make a more reasonable bet on a running back, as taking Breece Hall looks better at No. 40 than it does at No. 25.

If the Seahawks draft a cornerback or left tackle at No. 9, this would be a move up to go after a quarterback or an edge rusher. Then again, knowing how Pete Carroll is approaching this offense, maybe this would be their time to trade up for Hall.

No. 25 – DB Trent McDuffie, Washington

When you have almost anything a team could want, you add depth in the secondary. The Bills are so close to crossing that Super Bowl threshold and, while the loss of Brian Daboll hurts, they could ease some of the burden by putting Sean McDermott's defense on autopilot. McDuffie would change an already versatile, presnap-decision-robbing secondary into an absolute Rubik's cube for a quarterback to try to solve before each snap. He probably won't last this long, but some kind of versatile defensive playmaker with tons of upside will land here, and I'd be curious to see if the Bills value bolstering their defense or expanding their playmaker base on offense.

No. 25 – G Zion Johnson, Boston College

Johnson is -300 to go in the top 32. While the Bills don't have that many needs, a guard is a reasonable position for them here.

No. 25 – CB Andrew Booth Jr., Clemson (McShay's pick)

Six receivers are off the board, so I'm looking at cornerback here all the way. Booth -- who excels in press-man coverage -- would be a perfect replacement for Levi Wallace opposite Tre'Davious White (who is recovering from a torn ACL).

No. 25 – RB Breece Hall, Iowa State

Everyone's loading up with offensive weapons in the AFC. The Bills are no different. Hall is the only running back I have going in the first round and would immediately become Buffalo's RB1.

No. 25 – LB Devin Lloyd, Utah

We typically have 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 while Buffalo could choose to re-up some of them, Lloyd has a chance to be special.

No. 25 – CB Kaiir Elam, Florida

Why I would do it: Because I would not be as passive as Buffalo with the second cornerback position. I know the Bills haven't coveted this spot historically and I know the Bills don't even take a lot of SEC prospects, but try to tell me Elam's size, speed, and ball skills opposite Tre'Davious White doesn't change the dynamics of this Bills' defense.

No. 25 – CB Andrew Booth Jr., Clemson

PFF Mock Draft Simulator Pick Grade: B

Buffalo needs cornerback help and Booth is a physical corner who can fit perfectly into that defense and bring a very high ceiling to the table — even if he needs a little work to get there. Booth has elite footwork but just one year as a full-time starter while posting some ugly losses in that season. Booth is a pick long on potential, but one who could become good in a hurry given the tools he has at his disposal.

No. 25 – CB Kyler Gordon, Washington

I've been a proponent of adding a WR here, but the secondary could use some assistance, too. Tre'Davious White is returning from a knee injury, and their is no clear-cut starter opposite him. Gordon's ability to make plays on the ball catches your eye on tape.

No. 25 – WR Drake London, USC

With Cole Beasley no longer around to play the slot, Buffalo currently looks set to split the role between Jamison Crowder and Isaiah McKenzie. But what if they could get a monster-sized threat man like London, who provides something entirely different than either Stefon Diggs or Gabriel Davis with his size as an intermediate threat with great run-after-catch ability? That seems like it could really help Josh Allen.

No. 25 – WR Treylon Burks, Arkansas

A prevailing draft misconception is the first round is reserved for a team's top needs on the roster. But smart teams focus on value and adding assets that best impact the roster. Wide receiver isn't the top need for the Bills, but adding a big slot like Burks who can be worked into the rotation only creates greater conflict for defenses.

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