Saturday, January 22, 2022

Buffalo Bills 2022 NFL Mock Draft Roundup 3.0

Throughout the year and leading up to the 2022 NFL Draft, we will update our Buffalo Bills Mock Draft Roundup showing picks for the Buffalo Bills from several prominent sites and draft analysts.

For a more inclusive lists of mock drafts for the Buffalo Bills, check out our Buffalo Bills Mock Draft Database.

The following are picks in recent mock drafts for the Bills:

CBS Sports - Chris Trapasso (1/20)

29. Roger McCreary, CB, Auburn

McCreary was always around the football in the SEC with 29 pass breakups in his final three seasons at Auburn.

ESPN - Mel Kiper (1/19)

27. Trent McDuffie, CB, Washington

Buffalo doesn't have many holes on its roster, but Tre'Davious White's season-ending knee injury in November put the focus on its cornerback depth. This late in the first round, teams are hoping for rookie starters, but they'll also take high-upside prospects who could grow into starters in time. McDuffie can cover wideouts outside or from in the slot, so the versatility is a plus. He was very good in man coverage for the Huskies. I also thought about a guard here, and the Bills' running backs were disappointing again in 2021, even though Devin Singletary had a couple of good games to end the season. This is a little too high for a back on my board, but we could see risers after the combine, so keep an eye out.

The Athletic - Dane Brugler (1/19)

27. Jameson Williams, WR, Alabama

Giving a weapon like Williams to Josh Allen and the Bills' offense hardly seems fair. Wide receiver isn't at the top of the Bills' needs, but it would be tough to pass on Williams' talent if he were to fall this far due to his recent torn ACL. Teams will have more information about his knee and surgery at the scouting combine.

PFF - Austin Gayle (1/17)

27. Jordan Davis, IDL, Georgia

Jordan Davis could very well go higher in the actual draft come April, but the 6-foot-6, 340-pounder's lack of pass-rushing prowess ultimately drops him to the back end of the first round in this mock. He's only managed 30 career pressures and totaled just 14 in the 2021 season. Of course, his ability to two-gap and positively affect the run game every time he takes the field should ultimately draw interest in the first round.

Baltimore Sun - C.J. Doon (1/14)

27. Devin Lloyd, LB, Utah

Linebacker Matt Milano is a star, but former first-round pick Tremaine Edmunds has been a disappointment for the Bills. The 6-3, 235-pound Lloyd, who was named the Associated Press Defensive Player of the Year after recording 110 tackles this season, grades well in run defense, pass coverage and as a blitzer.

Athlon Sports - Bryan Fischer (1/13)

25. Cameron Thomas, IDL, San Diego State

Sean McDermott is going to need some reinforcements in the front seven this offseason and Thomas' ability to wreak havoc will turn him into a draft darling. He's got the size to move around the front and would slot in nicely next to the pieces already on the Bills' roster.

San Diego Union Tribune - Eddie Brown (1/13)

25. Jermaine Johnson, EDGE, Florida State

The Bills will look to reinforce both lines this offseason. Johnson is capable of being three-down player as a potentially elite run defender and an underrated pass rusher.

USA Today - Michael Middlehurst-Schwartz (1/12)

27. Andrew Booth Jr., CB, Clemson

Sean McDermott and Brandon Beane built the NFL's top-ranked defense by finding value across the board, which is what they could do here with Booth. Aggressive both when finding the ball in the air and against the run, he would make a worthy counterpart to Tre'Davious White.

For The Win - Charles McDonald (1/12)

26. Kenneth Walker III, RB, Michigan State

The Bills get a running back to add a physical element to their offense. Kenneth Walker kind of plays like a diet version of Marshawn Lynch, which would help Buffalo be less reliant on Josh Allen's legs to convert short yardage for them.

The Draft Network - Joe Marino (1/10)

26. Zion Johnson, IOL, Boston College

The guard situation in Buffalo has been a revolving door over the last two seasons and that's not ideal when you have so much invested in Josh Allen as the franchise quarterback.

Zion Johnson fits the Bills perfectly. Starting off as a non-scholarship football player at Davidson, Johnson transferred to Boston College and quickly became an impact starter and continued to improve across three seasons. He's a physical blocker with excellent technique that could immediately stabilize the left guard position while offering positional flexibility.

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