Mock Draft Watch

Mock Draft Watch 9.0


No. 9 – TE T.J. Hockenson, Iowa

This could easily be a top offensive lineman in order to protect young quarterback Josh Allen, but the top tight end on many boards would also protect Allen, both by blocking (mauler) and in the passing game (excellent receiver).

No. 9 – T Jawaan Taylor, Florida

Jawaan Taylor is the best offensive lineman in this class. He may be just a right tackle but that's exactly where the Bills need to upgrade the depth chart. The team has needs along the defensive line but they'd love to beef up the O-line -- and in the process do a better job of keeping second-year quarterback Josh Allen upright.

No. 9 – CB Byron Murphy, Washington

Hear me out one last time, Bills fans. Sometimes scheme fit and positional value are too much to pass up. Murphy is the best zone corner in the draft, Buffalo plays as much zone as any team and cornerback is the most valuable position on the defense. You truly cannot have too many good cornerbacks, and no one on the current Buffalo roster is going to scare me away from adding this kind of value opposite Tre'Davious White. Murphy posted the top grade in the nation last year at 92.0 overall, and he's a perfect fit for the Bills' defense.

No. 9 – T Jawaan Taylor, Florida

The Bills enjoyed a productive offseason, making substantial additions (John Brown, Cole Beasley, Frank Gore and Tyler Kroft, and that just covers the skill positions) without suffering significant losses or grossly overpaying anyone.

The rebuilt Bills offense should be effective and entertaining. ... So, let's skip the usual roasting of the Bills and give them Jawaan Taylor, who's arguably the best offensive lineman in this class (there's no real consensus) and a fit for their run-heavy offense. 

No. 9 – T Jonah Williams, Alabama

Bills love Quinnen Williams, but I can't see the Raiders parting with him if he's there at four. Bills could also trade up for Josh Allen, or pick T.J. Hockenson if he falls to them. ... Lots of differing opinions in the scouting community on Williams. I would ask Bills Nation to look up "quixotic" in the dictionary. This is a good player, a better-than-Cordy Glenn player, but Williams is not Walter Jones. Having said that, it's a smart choice by Bills GM Brandon Beane, who is trying to build a playoff team one solid player at a time.

No. 9 – T Jonah Williams, Alabama

If Quinnen Williams and Ed Oliver are taken in the top five, the Bills could look toward the offensive line. Washington State left tackle Andre Dillard is intriguing because of his pass blocking, but Williams is a player who can work at numerous spots on the line.

No. 9 – T Andre Dillard, Washington State

What I know:Perception holds that this would be the floor for Oliver—and there's a way where he could get here (the Giants, Jags and Lions like bigger defensive linemen). Assuming he doesn't make it to this point, getting young Bills QB Josh Allen help is paramount. And while they've been linked to D.K. Metcalf, the overwhelming consensus is that this is way, waytoo high for him. So go with getting Allen a bodyguard, rather than a weapon. Jonah Williams played for OC Brian Daboll at Alabama. Unfortunately for the Bills, he's already off the board as we have this laid out.