Mock Draft Watch 10.0

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No. 10 – Marshon Lattimore, CB, Ohio State

Getting the No. 1 cornerback prospect in the NFL Draft with the 10th pick seems like a pretty sweet deal. I don't think the Bills would hesitate to select Marshon Lattimore if he's available. They lost Stephon Gilmore to the Patriots, and they needed cornerback help even before he departed. Lattimore could be chosen much earlier than this, so he provides very good value at No. 10 overall.

No. 10 – O.J. Howard, TE, Alabama

The Bills have some serious needs on defense, including cornerback, but they also need to get Tyrod Taylor another weapon. Howard is an upgrade over Charles Clay.

No. 10 – Marshon Lattimore, CB, Ohio State

How serious Buffalo is about the QBs is an open question. But if Lattimore or Howard fall, the Bills would be happy.

No. 10 – Marshon Lattimore, CB, Ohio State

Buffalo needs to strengthen its defensive backfield, and luckily for the organization, in this mock, Lattimore is available. The Bills need a replacement for Stephon Gilmore.

Lattimore played really well in 2016, recording 41 tackles, four interceptions and nine passes broken up. Scouting sources raved about how Lattimore looked in fall camp before the 2016 season, and during the year, some team sources said they graded him as a top-16 pick. The 6-foot, 192-pounder has good size to go with athletic ability. As a backup in 2015 during his redshirt freshman season, Lattimore recorded three passes broken up and five tackles.

No. 10 – Reuben Foster, LB, Alabama

School: Alabama. Buffalo could go in a lot of directions here, including QB, but Foster's tape is so good that it reminds me of Luke Kuechly's. There are off-field concerns with Foster, but his tape is awesome.

No. 10 – Mike Williams, WR, Clemson

The Bills brought Tyrod Taylor back for 2017 on a renegotiated deal, but now they need to give him some big-play targets in the passing game. Buffalo lost 167 targets, 90 catches, 1,233 receiving yards, and eight touchdown catches from last year's passing offense when Robert Woods, Marquise Goodwin, and Justin Hunter walked in free agency. Williams is a contested-pass playmaker in the red zone and a chains-moving target on third down. He gives Taylor another reliable pass catcher opposite Sammy Watkins.

No. 10 – Corey Davis, WR, Western Michigan

With Sammy Watkins sidelined for half of the 2016 season, Robert Woods actually led the Bills in receiving yards last year ... with 613. And he's now gone, signed as a free agent by the Rams. Buffalo has to find another weapon for its passing game during this draft, so why wait? Davis has been hobbled this off-season by an ankle injury—perhaps a bit troubling for the Bills, given Watkins's foot issues—but his game is polished and NFL-ready. He could step in and challenge 1,000 yards, if Tyrod Taylor can get him the ball.

No. 10 – Pat Mahomes, QB, Texas Tech

Texas Tech's Patrick Mahomes is a special, special talent. He has the potential to be an Aaron Rodgers-, Brett Favre-type quarterback in the NFL, and he'd be a good fit with the Buffalo Bills.

The Bills have been starving for a quarterback of this nature, but they won't need to rush Mahomes on the field. Mahomes will have the luxury of sitting behind Tyrod Taylor for a year or so as he adapts to the pro game. Then he can take over and be the man in Buffalo.

No. 10 – Deshaun Watson, QB, Clemson

With owner Terry Pegula among the team's top brass traveling to watch the top quarterbacks work out, Buffalo is either planning to push recently re-signed incumbent starter Tyrod Taylor or sending out one of the better smokescreens in recent memory. Watson's ability to deliver in the clutch intrigues scouts, but he also threw an FBS-worst 30 interceptions over the past two seasons, making him a polarizing player in the scouting community.

No. 10 – Mike Williams, WR, Clemson

Bills not sold on Sammy Watkins long term, so a reliable target like Williams makes sense.

No. 10 – O.J. Howard, TE, Alabama

With Charles Clay in place, tight end isn't the top need on the Buffalo roster, but Howard represents a high-floor offensive weapon who also has the ceiling of an impact player.

No. 10 – O.J. Howard, TE, Alabama

I haven't bought into the quarterback hype for Buffalo. Howard is one of the surest players in the draft this year and would give Tyrod Taylor an excellent option in the middle of the field.

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