We’re continuing to move on in our 2018 Daily Norseman Community Mock Draft, as we’ve made it to pick #22. Let’s take a look at how the last five picks have gone.
17. Los Angeles Chargers - Da’Ron Payne, DT, Alabama
18. Seattle Seahawks - Mike McGlinchey, OT, Notre Dame
19. Dallas Cowboys - Courtland Sutton, WR, Southern Methodist
20. Detroit Lions - Maurice Hurst, DT, Michigan
Speaking of the Bills, they’re back on the clock again here at #22. This is the pick that they acquired from the Kansas City Chiefs in last year’s draft when Kansas City moved up to select Texas Tech quarterback Patrick Mahomes. We’re not going to rehash everything from the Bills’ offseason, but if you want to review it, you can check out the post we did when they picked at #12.
Taven Bryan, DT, Florida - We’ve seen a few defensive tackles come off of the board thus far, and Bryan is the next one on the list. If the Bills want to give Kyle Williams a partner on the interior, they could certainly do worse than Bryan. he figures in as a 3-technique at the NFL level, which would make him a nice fit for Buffalo.
Marcus Davenport, DE, Texas-San Antonio - Davenport is a player that is definitely going to need some time to develop, as he played his college ball at a smaller school. Still, he has as much physical talent as any other defensive end in this year’s draft.
Christian Kirk, WR, Texas A&M - With Calvin Ridley and Courtland Sutton off the board, there’s some debate as to who the #3 receiver on the board is, but we’ll put Kirk here for now. Not only is he a top-notch slot receiving option, he’s also got elite skills as a return specialist. This might be a little high for him, but in our scenario the Bills addressed the quarterback position at #11, and he needs people to throw to.
Billy Price, C, Ohio State - Price, who followed in Pat Elflein’s footsteps in winning the Rimington Award (given to college football’s best center), has been told that he will definitely be recovered from his pectoral injury by Training Camp, which is great news for him. He could step right into the center spot and give the Bills a significant upgrade at the center position.
Leighton Vander Esch, LB, Boise State - I’ve got Vander Esch as the second-highest inside linebacker type on the board, though your mileage may vary on that. So, he goes here as an option for the Bills. He’s not just a two-down middle linebacker, as he’s quite good in coverage and has the ability to make plays from sideline to sideline. He can definitely be a Day 1 starter for this defense and stay on the field for all three downs.
There’s your look at the Bills’ second pick of the first round, folks. Tomorrow, we find ourselves looking at another pick that has already been traded, as the AFC Champion New England Patriots will be on the clock with a pick they acquired from the Los Angeles Rams in the Brandin Cooks trade.
With the twenty-second pick in the 2018 Daily Norseman Community Mock Draft, the Buffalo Bills (should) select ____________
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Taven Bryan, DT, Florida
Marcus Davenport, DE, UT-SA
Christian Kirk, WR, Texas A&M
Billy Price, C, Ohio State
Leighton Vander Esch, LB, Boise State