Mel Kiper has taken it upon himself to provide us with an updated mock draft. This one goes a little farther in terms of picks and he has mocked the first three rounds for each of the 32 NFL teams.
Here is how Kiper mocked the Buffalo Bills first three picks.
Round 1 – Pick 9 – Taylor Lewan, OT Michigan
Round 2 – Pick 41 – Austin Sefarian-Jenkins, TE Washington
Round 3 – Pick 73 – Brandon Coleman, WR Rutgers
Here is the reasoning behind Kipers picks for the Bills.
I’d like to find a good matchup threat in the passing game for my young quarterback. But keeping him healthy is the first concern, and getting Lewan — who easily could have been a top-two pick last season in a thinner draft — at No. 9 is a good value at a position of need. The draft is deep with pass-catchers, and I take advantage of that in Round 2, taking Seferian-Jenkins even ahead of Jace Amaro. Scott Chandler is a pretty good player, but “ASJ” is at another level athletically, and his presence could also allow Buffalo to involve some two-tight end looks. I’m taking a shot on a big target in Round 3. At 6-foot-6, 225 pounds, Coleman provides great length and the ability to make plays over defenders. I also see safety as a need, but building around EJ Manuel wins out here based on how the board played out.
I don’t completely hate Kipers draft and I understand and see where he is going. The draft is both deep in offensive lineman as well as receivers.
Coleman has the size that the Bills are looking for and Sefarian-Jenkins has been one that I have thought the Bills might take as well. I agree with Kiper that ASJ would be good opposite Chandler, especially in a two TE set. Lewan is really the only one that I am not sold on. I would prefer to see the Bills take Matthews but he may not be there at number 9. If it was me, and Matthews was not there when they pick, I would look at Evans and draft a OT in the second or third rounds.