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1. Bleacher Report calls this Alabama WR a dream draft target for Buffalo

Bleacher Report identified the top draft target for every team in the NFL. For some, it seems obvious like the Cincinnati Bengals taking Joe Burrow No. 1 overall. But, who did B/R pick for the Bills?

At No. 22, the Bills will select Alabama wide receiver Henry Ruggs III.

The Buffalo Bills are another team embroiled in doing whatever it takes to surround a young passer with talent.

Granted, the Bills have droves of cap space to spend in a free-agent class featuring names like A.J. Green. But it wouldn't be too much of a shock to see the franchise double dip and go all-in on a top-flight prospect like Henry Ruggs III, either.

Positioned at No. 22, the Bills aren't going to see a CeeDee Lamb or Jerry Jeudy fall to them. But maybe the sheer volume of stellar wideouts in this year's class pushes Ruggs—owner of 1,500-plus yards and 19 total scores over the past two seasons—down the board.

Best-player-available at wideout as a weapon to grow alongside quarterback Josh Allen would be ideal.

2. Will the Bills sign this free agent?

It almost makes too much sense for the Bills to add this player. At least that's how Bleacher Report looks at it. Reports have been swirling, connecting tight end Greg Olsen to the Bills.

Olsen and the Panthers decided to part ways this season, giving the aging tight end one last shot at winning a Super Bowl.

The Bears could pursue Olsen, but the Buffalo Bills seem like a better fit because they need a more proven tight end in the passing game. The 34-year-old has already visited Buffalo and Washington, per ESPN's Adam Schefter. Furthermore, he has a connection with head coach Sean McDermott.

In 2011, former Panthers head coach Ron Rivera hired McDermott, while Olsen arrived via trade from Chicago.

While McDermott was the defensive coordinator, he's familiar with what the every-down contributor brings as a pass-catcher and blocker. The consummate tight end played 1,000-plus offensive snaps in each season from 2012-16 (Pro Football Reference's snap-count totals begin in 2012).

The Bills already have four tight ends on the roster, plus Jason Croom who missed all of 2019 because of injuries.

In a conversation with Joseph Person of The Athletic, the 13-year veteran talked about avoiding rebuild situations, which makes Buffalo a more logical landing spot than Washington.

3. CBS Sports makes a surprise choice for Buffalo in its latest mock draft

With the 22nd pick, the Buffalo Bills select cornerback Kristian Fulton from LSU. 

Wait, cornerback? That can't be right. 

In's latest mock draft, the Bills select the senior LSU corner with their original pick.

Somewhat of a surprise pick here for Buffalo, but the club does have a sizable need at No. 2 cornerback, and Fulton is one of the cleanest prospects at that position in this class.

Other than Tre'Davious White, the Bills do not have an outside cornerback currently under contract for 2020. Levi Wallace and Kevin Johnson are both in search of new deals after strong 2019 campaigns. Taron Johnson and Siran Neal can play outside if asked but are more adept at playing the slot position.

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