2021 NFL Draft: From the college perspective, Buffalo Bills draft analysis, all the picks, best value selection and biggest reach.
Buffalo Bills 2021 NFL Draft Analysis
– The Bills apparently want to get to the quarterback, and they threw two early picks at the problem. Gregory Rousseau was considered a possible top ten overall pick after 2019, but sitting out the season and a mediocre workout dropped him down. Between him and Boogie Basham from Wake Forest in the second round, one of them will produce.
– The Bills apparently want to stop people from getting to their quarterback. Spencer Brown from Northern Iowa and Miami University’s Tommy Doyle are big blockers who should be able to work in the rotation right out of the gate – Brown is a fascinating call in the third round – but neither one is a sure thing.
– The Bills apparently want to stop people from throwing the ball well. It’s asking a lot for sixth round picks to stick and produce, but Pitt S Damar Hamlin and Wisconsin CB Rachad Wildgoose are strong prospects who could’ve gone a few rounds earlier without much of a beef.
Best Value Pick: WR Marquez Stevenson, Houston, 6th round, 203rd overall
Biggest Reach: OT Spencer Brown, Wake Forest, 3rd round, 93rd overall
Late Flier That Could Work: OG Jack Anderson, Texas Tech, 7th round, 236th overall
Buffalo Bills 2021 NFL Draft Analysis: 2021 NFL Draft Picks
1 (30) – EDGE Greg Rousseau, Miami
2 (61) – DE Carlos Basham, Wake Forest
3 (93) – OT Spencer Brown, Northern Iowa
5 (161) – OT Tommy Doyle, Miami University
6 (203) – WR Marquez Stevenson, Houston
6 (212) – S Damar Hamlin, Pitt
6 (213) – CB Rachad Wildgoose, Wisconsin
7 (236) – OG Jack Anderson, Texas Tech
Buffalo Bills 2021 NFL Draft Analysis: Pre-Draft Analysis
The Bills could use a little more out of this year’s draft. AJ Epenesa didn’t do much as a rookie, but Zack Moss appears to be a decent running back to work around – but they could use a bigger star behind Josh Allen to carry the mail. Moss is a pounder, but at the 30 they could go for someone more dynamic if Clemson’s Travis Etienne is there.
Buffalo really can go with the Best Player Available. They could use an edge rusher, and the value should be there at the 30 with a few of the defensive ends there for the taking. They don’t really need a linebacker, but Tulsa’s Zaven Collins could fit, too.
Another dangerous wide receiver would be nice, or a tight end would work at the 61. There’s no fourth round pick, so if the Bills want a playmaker, it probably has to happen at the 61 or the 93. There should be plenty of pass catchers there for the taking in the second round.
Buffalo Bills 2021 NFL Draft Analysis: 2020 NFL Draft Picks
2 DE AJ Epenesa, Iowa
3 RB Zack Moss, Utah
4 WR Gabriel Davis, UCF
5 QB Jake Fromm, Georgia
6 PK Tyler Bass, Georgia Southern
6 WR Isaiah Hodgins, Oregon State
7 CB Dane Jackson, Pitt
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