Its Our Latest Buffalo Bills Mock Draft – version 2.0
The NFL Draft is finally upon us. The festivities kick off this Thursday at 8 pm, live from Las Vegas.
Being a Vegas geek, this is a perfect storm of my two favorites colliding. There has been a ton of speculation this year as to which way the Bills would go with their eight picks in this year's draft.
A couple of weeks back, we presented you with our first mock draft of the season and had the Bills going with Ohio State WR Chris Olave at the 25th pick in the first round. To see our full mock draft v 1.0 CLICK HERE.
For our second and final mock draft of the season, we once again used Pro Football Focus' Mock Draft Smilialtor. Keep in mind, that the following picks for the Bills may not be the player who we wanted to select, but rather the best player that was available for us to pick after the PFF simulator had the teams in front of Buffalo make their selections.
Here is our full 7 round Mock Draft 2022 for the Buffalo Bills - Version 2.0
1st Round - 25th Pick
1st Round - Skyy Moore/WR Western Michigan - Our pick from Mock Draft 1.0, Chris Olave is not available to us this time around, so we go with Western Michigan WR Skyy Moore. Moore had a standout 2021 season with over 1,200 receiving yards and 95 receptions. He had 5 games with 10 or more receptions, and 7 games with greater than 100 receiving yards. and would fit in perfectly in the Cole Beasley slot roll.
2nd Round - 57th Pick
2nd Round - Brian Asamoah/LB Oaklahoma -In the second round, we add to the depth at the linebacker position. Asamoah projects to be a sideline-to-sideline player and possesses great closing speed to the ball-carrier. A tackling machine, who has a nasty side, he should see plenty of on-field action as a rookie.
3rd Round - 89th Pick
3rd Round - Marcus Jones/CB Houston - A physical player, that plays bigger than his physical stature, Jones would be great insurance in a secondary that has Tre White returning from Injury, and Levi Wallace now in Pittsburgh. Jones is a ball hawk, and also is a terrific returner, with nine career return touchdowns.
4th Round - 130th Pick
4th Round - Kellen Diesch/T Arizona State - A value pick here, the 6'7" 307 pound monster of a man, was ranked #77 on the PFF draft board. Adding some depth to the Tackle position was too hard to pass up with Diesch still on the board. The Second-team All-Pac 12 selection was a two-year starter with 16 career starts at left tackle inside Arizona State's pro-style offense.
5th Round - 168th Pick
5th Round - Brian Robinson Jr./RB Alabama - A 1,000-yard rusher for the Crimson Tide, Robinsons' greatest strength may be his pass protection. He is known to quickly and effectively pick up blitzing defenders, which could be a huge asset for the Bills passing game. A one-cut, bruising back, he could be a good goal-line option moving forward.
6th Round - 185th Pick
6th Round - Curtis Brooks/DT Cincinnati - An undersized DT, in the mold of an Aaron Donald, he has a motor that doesn't quit and is primarily used to push the pocket as a pass rusher.
6th Round - 203rd Pick
6th Round - Matt Araiza/P Sand Diego State - YES! He's still available, and we are still drafting him! In Mock Draft 1.0, we took Arazia in the 4th round. This time, the best punting prospect to come out of college in decades slides to us at pick 203. The Ray Guy award winner led the country with a 51.2 average yards per punt.
7th Round - Noah Eliss/DT Idaho - With the final pick, we double down on Defensive Tackle depth. Eliss is a mountain of a man, that will be a bit of a project, but then again what 7th round pick isn't. He moves well in space, and packs a ton of power in his hands, letting him toss linemen around in the run game.