Tuesday, May 9, 2023

Buffalo Bills 2024 NFL Mock Draft Roundup 1.0

Throughout the year and leading up to the 2024 NFL Draft, we will update our Buffalo Bills Mock Draft Roundup showing picks for the Buffalo Bills from several prominent sites and draft analysts.

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

EDSFootball - Kevin Hanson (5/9)

28. Calen Bullock, S, USC

The Bills signed Taylor Rapp to a one-year deal in free agency, and their starting safeties — Jordan Poyer (32) and Micah Hyde (32) — are both on the wrong side of 30. Bullock has the height and length to match up with tight ends and outstanding ball skills. The USC safety had five interceptions in 2022.

CBS Sports - Josh Edwards (5/8)

29. Kris Jenkins, IDL, Michigan

Tim Settle, Ed Oliver, Poona Ford and DaQuan Jones are all slated to be free agents after the season.

ESPN - Todd McShay (5/4)

29. Javon Bullard, S, Georgia

Bullard reminds me of Dax Hill, the Michigan defensive back who landed with Cincinnati at the end of Round 1 in 2022. He's undersized at 5-foot-11 and 180 pounds, but he is super quick and versatile. Bullard -- who had two interceptions and 50 tackles for the national champs last season -- has experience at both corner and safety, though I could see him settling into a nickel role in the pros. If the Bills instead want a true safety, considering Micah Hyde is off the books after the 2023 season, I think they could consider Miami's Kamren Kinchens or Clemson's Andrew Mukuba here.

The Athletic - Dane Brugler (5/2)

30. Laiatu Latu, EDGE, UCLA

Given his injury background, Latu's medicals could be an issue when it comes to his draft grade. But on the field, he is a savvy rusher in the way he uses his hands and body rhythm to beat blockers.

CBS Sports - Ryan Wilson (5/2)

29. Rome Odunze, WR, Washington

The Bills targeted a tight end in Round 1 in '23 and get a playmaking WR here.

Fox Sports - Rob Rang (5/1)

30. Omar Speights, LB, LSU

I'm a big fan of Dorian Williams, the off-ball linebacker Buffalo nabbed in the third round this year, but after losing Tremaine Edmunds in free agency, adding even more talent at the position might be wise. Speights starred at Oregon State, but he will become a more nationally celebrated player this fall at LSU.

The 33rd Team (5/1)

32. Xavier Worthy, WR, Texas

The Buffalo Bills did not select a wide receiver until Day 3 in 2023, but in the 2024 draft, they draft Texas receiver Xavier Worthy to close out the first round. Worthy has a slight frame, but he is an explosive player who consistently finds the end zone. He also has been a return man for the Longhorns and must be accounted for on that unit.

PFF - Max Chadwick (5/1)

30. Kingsley Suamataia, OT, BYU

A former five-star recruit in 2021, Suamataia transferred to BYU from Oregon this past season and flashed his elite tools at right tackle. He earned an impressive 80.9 pass-blocking grade in 2022.

For the Win - Christian D'Andrea (4/30)

29. Calen Bullock, S, USC

Jordan Poyer and Micah Hyde remain great, but each is on the wrong side of 30. Bullock offers the team an opportunity to reload and keep its secondary strong. He's a rangy centerfield type who'd be an asset for the Bills' cornerbacks in help situations.

USA Today - Michael Middlehurst-Schwartz (4/30)

30. Ruke Orhorhoro, IDL, Clemson

Some degree of change seems inevitable for the interior of Buffalo's line, as its four top players (Ed Oliver, DaQuan Jones, Jordan Phillips and Tim Settle) are all entering the final year of their contracts. The 6-4, 295-pound Orhorhoro could step in as an explosively powerful disruptor, and he likely has substantial untapped potential given that he did not start playing football until his junior year of high school.

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