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Buffalo Bills Mock Draft Watch 6.0 | 2024


No. 28 – WR Brian Thomas Jr., LSU

Yes, Malik Nabers will be the first LSU receiver off the board this year, but I believe the Bills would be getting a steal here. I think Thomas possesses Pro Bowl potential (and beyond).

No. 28 – WR Troy Franklin, Oregon

Troy Franklin is thin, but he can fly. The Bills need a burner to help open up the passing game. Franklin has that type of ability.

No. 28 – WR Adonai Mitchell, Texas

*The Buffalo Bills need help at wide receiver, and Adonai Mitchell falls right into their laps at No. 28. Mitchell isn't the most consistent receiver, but he has size, athleticism and ball skills. *

That's enough for Josh Allen. Pairing him with Stefon Diggs, Curtis Samuel, Dalton Kincaid and Khalil Shakir would give Allen sufficient weapons to make a real run in 2024.

No. 28 – WR Adonai Mitchell, Texas

Let's maintain this high-flying Buffalo offense around quarterback Josh Allen with Mitchell, who would start out as a WR2 but could eventually become the WR1. (Stefon Diggs is 30 years old.) Mitchell is a 6-3 vertical threat with 4.33 speed. He had 11 touchdowns and just one drop last season, and he could be the deep threat the team lost in Gabe Davis -- but with more consistent hands.

No. 28 – DT Johnny Newton, Illinois

The Bills re-signed DaQuan Jones, but they still need to plan for the long-term on the interior. Newton is a versatile one-gap penetrator with a non-stop motor.

TRADE No. 28 to LA RAMS for No. 19 – WR Brian Thomas Jr.

Brandon Beane can't wait any longer. He sees Thomas still on the board and makes a move. The LSU product would give the Bills receiver group a size element it doesn't have -- outside of newly added journeyman Mack Hollins -- and premier YAC capabilities along with rebounding skills down the field.

No. 28 – WR Xavier Worthy, Texas

Gabe Davis left in free agency, Stefon Diggs has only one year left of guaranteed money. So I'm absolutely taking a long look at the receiver class here to build more around quarterback Josh Allen. Although Worthy's 4.21-second run in the 40-yard dash will get the headlines and attention, don't sleep on his production: 197 catches and 26 TDs over three years. He's also a really good kick and punt returner. Worthy is undersized at 165 pounds but could be a home run hitter from the start of his pro career, especially with Allen throwing him deep balls.

No. 28 – WR Adonai Mitchell, Texas

The Bills let wide receiverGabe Davis depart to the Jacksonville Jaguars in free agency, pivoting to a shifty, versatile slot weapon in Curtis Samuel whom the front office had familiarity with dating back to their shared time with the Carolina Panthers. The offense still needs a longer, vertical receiver with X-potential, and that is the profile ofTexas' AD Mitchell. Mitchell can win deep but also has suddenness out of his breaks on in-breaking routes, an additional skill set to Gabe Davis' arsenal, and could be a perfect fit withJosh Allen.

No. 28 – WR Adonai Mitchell, Texas

Losing significant talent this offseason means multiple positions could be targeted here, including wide receiver, center and interior defensive line. Signing free agent Curtis Samuel helps the track team aspect of the passing attack. Selecting Adonai Mitchell, a 6-foot-2 receiver with 4.34 speed and a 39 1/2-inch vertical supplies Josh Allen with a potential WR1 for years to come.

No. 28 – DT Kris Jenkins, Michigan

The addition of Curtis Samuel on a multi-year deal lessens the need to draft a wide receiver here. I love the idea of Buffalo adding to its defensive line here and taking the son of a player Brandon Beane had a hand in drafting 22 years ago.

TRADE No. 28 to GREEN BAY for No. 25 – DT Byron Murphy II, Texas

Buffalo sees the value in Murphy's low center of gravity and ability to be a disruptive playmaker, trading a fourth-round pick to Green Bay in order to vault up and secure his services.

No. 28 – OT Tyler Guyton, Oklahoma

No. 28 – EDGE Jared Verse, Florida State

There are a few wide receiver options, but I feel like better fits for what the Bills need at the position would be in the second round. They instead try to recreate the formula that helped lead to so much success during Sean McDermott's regime: a deep, talented, hockey-shifting defensive line. Verse is a power-first pass rusher who can consistently push the pocket and is a plus-run defender. Putting him as part of the Bills' current rotation would give them strong answers against the run, while also adding another player to put pressure on the quarterback.