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Buffalo Bills Mock Draft Watch 1.0 | 2024


No. 28 - C Jackson Powers-Johnson, Oregon

Powers-Johnson, who was one of the stars of the Senior Bowl before leaving midway through the second practice with a hamstring injury, has a great combination of agility and size. The 334-pounder would immediately be one of the largest centers in the NFL, but he moves like someone 20 pounds lighter. He is a downhill blocker, but Buffalo would love his size in the middle of an offensive line that has renewed its commitment to running the ball.

No. 60 - WR Ja'Lynn Polk, Washington

... Polk is a physical receiver who excels on underneath and choice routes. While being the No. 2 option behind Odunze at Washington, Polk still caught 69 passes for 1,159 yards and nine scores. The 6-foot-2, 204-pounder has future WR1 ability.

No. 28 – WR Troy Franklin, Oregon

No. 28 – DB Cooper DeJean, Iowa

The Bills look to restock the shelves in the defensive back group with this pick, nabbing a highly athletic and versatile corner in DeJean. He excelled at outside corner in 2023 but has experience playing over the slot and in the box. Buffalo could look to deploy him in a number of ways.

No. 28 – DT Jer'Zhan Newton, Illinois

Newton would give Buffalo a young DT with enough anchor to keep linemen off of Matt Milano, when he's healthy. Newton actually could be drafted much higher than the late 20s — he ranked fifth in run stuffs and fourth in sacks among DTs.

No. 28 – WR Keon Coleman, Florida State

There's been a lot of talk regarding the wide receiver room in Buffalo this season. Despite his lack of top-end athletic traits and less than ideal route running, Keon Coleman's fit in Joe Brady's offense would take pressure off of Stefon Diggs and Josh Allen. It would provide Allen with a big-body player who thrives at making tough catches at all three levels.

No. 28 – CB Quinyon Mitchell, Toledo

An older secondary is also one likely to be purged during free agency.

No. 28 – OT Tyler Guyton, Oklahoma

Buffalo's season ended in frustrating fashion yet again. Kansas City looked vulnerable for the first time in the Patrick Mahomes era, and the Bills were still unable to overcome that hurdle.

No. 28 – S Kamren Kinchens, Miami

With two starting safeties over 30, the selection of Kamren Kinchens in this 2024 NFL Mock Draft is made with the future in mind.

No. 28 – WR Brian Thomas Jr., LSU

Brian Thomas Jr. is an explosive downfield receiver. The Bills are searching for solutions at the position following Stefon Diggs' second-half struggles, paired with Gabe Davis' inevitable departure in free agency. Thomas Jr. would join Khalil Shakir and Dalton Kincaid as GM Brandon Beane continues shaping the future of Buffalo's pass-catching unit.

No. 28 – WR Troy Franklin, Oregon

Boasting a similar blend of stop-start quickness and natural playmaking ability as the Bills' current leading receiver, Stefon Diggs, Franklin could be a hand-in-glove fit in Buffalo, especially given that Gabe Davis is a free agent.

No. 28 – WR Brian Thomas Jr., LSU

The Bills have two good key young targets for Josh Allen in Khalil Shakir and Dalton Kincaid, but Gabe Davis is a pending free agent and Stefon Diggs is showing signs of decline at 30. Thomas would give Allen the classic big-bodied No. 1 with his hands, strength, physicality and route-running prowess.

No. 28 – WR Xavier Worthy, Texas

Worthy is incredibly fast and has some lateral wiggle. He's precisely what the Bills could use on offense.

No. 28 – WR Adonai Mitchell, Texas

I made a late change with this pick after I watched Josh Allen average 4.8 yards per attempt in the home playoff loss to the Chiefs. His receivers struggled to get open and didn't make enough plays after the catch once they did. Stefon Diggs hasn't had a 100-yard game since mid-October, and Gabe Davis is now a free agent. General manager Brandon Beane can find a useful pass-catcher here.

The 6-foot-4 Mitchell broke out after transferring from Georgia, catching 55 passes for 845 yards and 11 scores for the Longhorns in 2023. He thrived on crossing routes, using his size and quickness to get separation from defenders. He has great hands. The position I almost went with? Nose tackle, because T'Vondre Sweat (Texas) could be a great fit in the middle of the Buffalo defense.

No. 28 – DB Cooper DeJean, Iowa

Sean McDermott loves versatile defensive backs with instincts and a high football IQ. DeJean is an A+ athlete with experience at multiple positions in the secondary.

No. 28 – DT Jer'Zhan Newton, Illinois

The Bills are a pretty complete team, and they add another good player in Newton. He gives Buffalo even more pass-rush juice on the interior.

No. 28 – WR Brian Thomas Jr., LSU

Brian Thomas Jr. is a riser of late and some evaluators believe he will go much higher than this. Thomas Jr. is a height-weight-speed receiver who is excellent down the field. He would give Buffalo another explosive threat.