With the 2020 NFL Draft fast approaching it is time for teams to begin getting serious about who they will be looking to take with their picks. This draft seems to be deep in many areas. Wide receiver and offensive line are two major areas this year. With free agency and its frenzy all but done, teams will now turn their attention to the draft. This will make their teams younger and hopefully better. In saying that, we here at IroniqMedia will examine the top three needs of all 32 teams. Next up, the Buffalo Bills.
The Bills do not have a first-round pick in this draft. Thus, they are going to have to play their cards and hope some of their later rounds picks pan out.
The Buffalo Bills defense was solid in 2019. Especially with Mario Addison and Jerry Hughes getting after the QB. However, they are both in the mid-30s. Therefore, in a draft that is deep at edge, the Bills should look to grab one early.
Josh Uche – Michigan
As I was saying in the beginning, the Buffalo Bills do not have a first-round pick. Therefore, Uche would be ideal. He did not start a game for Michigan in his first three years at the school. However, he would start nine games in 2019.
Uche is a great speed rusher. He has a great ability to dip and get around the edge with ease. He could be a great addition to learn behind the likes of Addison and Hughes.
A.J. Epenesa – Iowa
Taking Epenesa could require trading up. A move that Buffalo may be willing to make. His height and arm length will make it difficult for QBs to throw over. He can play DE in a 4-3 scheme or Edge/OLB in a 3-4. His abilities with his hands are very special.
The talented edge rusher out of Iowa does lack multiple rush moves. This could hurt him early on. Especially against experienced tackles.
Last season the Buffalo Bills had a solid two-headed attack with Devin Singletary and Frank Gore. Although, Frank Gore is now gone and I am not sure T.J. Yeldon is a comparable replacement. Therefore, the Bills may look to add another back.
Clyde Edwards-Helaire – LSU
Edwards-Helaire could be just what the Bills need in the backfield. He has a knack at finding positive yards. During the 2019 season, a large percentage of his carries went for either first downs or touchdowns. He does not have many negative carries. Edwards-Helaire could pair nicely with Singletary behind QB Josh Allen.
Zack Moss – Utah
Moss is the younger cousin of former NFL players Santana Moss and Sinorice Moss. He was originally committed to the Miami Hurricanes but eventually chose to go out west. As a senior Moss ran for 1,500 yards and 15 TDs. That is not all. Zack Moss is also a threat in the passing game. At Utah, the young RB had a 14-yard average per catch. This could be the attention grabber that the Buffalo Bills use to select Moss.
The Buffalo Bills recently signed Josh Norman to play CB opposite Tre’Davious White. Making the Bills defensive backfield one that team will have to reckon with. Norman reuniting with Sean McDermott could resurrect a failing experiment with the Washington Redskins. Nonetheless, the Bills need depth.
A.J. Terrell – Clemson
Terrell could be available when the Bills pick in the second round. If they are comfortable with where they sit at the edge and running back, this could be a spot they chose to address.
The Clemson DB was first-team all-conference in 2019. He played in all 15 games for the Tigers. He is long and has the ability to play man due to his size. However, due to his ability to read QBs, he can also play zone.
With the Buffalo Bills needing to address this position, Terrell’s name could be off the board as the 54th pick.
Cameron Dantzler – Mississippi State
Dantzler is a long CB who is strong for his size and build. The natural cover abilities could lead to many teams taking a chance on him early. If the Buffalo Bills see him available in the third round, they may want to charge.
Dantzler could learn well behind a Norman type. Given his abilities, he could become a solid lockdown corner in the NFL. Adding him alongside White would make any QB cringe.
The Buffalo Bills are going to have to be creative in the 2020 NFL Draft. They are coming off a playoff year. In order to not take a step back, the Bill will have to make the right moves to continue to improve the youth of this team.
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