Buffalo Bills Mock Draft First Round 2.0

Here is our first round Buffalo Bills mock draft (2.0 edition). Who will the Bills select at #19? Read on and find out.

When doing this Buffalo Bills mock draft we tried to take into consideration the overall talent of the players available and each team’s needs. We were hoping in this exercise to get a clearer picture of the potential players the Bills might have available to them at #19 overall. So here goes…

1. Tennessee Titans – Laremy Tunsil – OT – Mississippi

2. Cleveland Browns – Jared Goff – QB – California

3. San Diego Chargers – Ronnie Stanley – OT – Notre Dame

4. Dallas Cowboys – Jalen Ramsey – CB – Florida State

5. Jacksonville Jaguars – Joey Bosa – DE – Ohio State

6. Baltimore Ravens – Myles Jack – LB – UCLA

7. San Francisco 49ers – Carson Wentz – QB – North Dakota State

8. Philadelphia Eagles – Ezekiel Elliott – RB – Ohio State

9. Tampa Bay Buccaneers – Vernon Hargreaves – CB – Florida

10. New York Giants – DeForest Buckner – DE – Oregon

11. Chicago Bears – Jack Conklin – OT – Michigan State

12. New Orleans Saints – Shaq Lawson – DE – Clemson

13. Miami Dolphins – Darron Lee – LB – Ohio State

14. Oakland Raiders – Taylor Decker – OT – Ohio State

15. Los Angeles Rams – Paxton Lynch – QB – Memphis

16. Detroit Lions – Laquon Treadwell – WR – Mississippi

17. Atlanta Falcons – Sheldon Rankins – DT – Louisville

18. Indianapolis Colts – Eli Apple – CB – Ohio State


19. Buffalo Bills – Reggie Ragland – LB – Alabama

Ragland lead the Crimson Tide’s No. 2 ranked defense last season with 90 tackles on his way to winning the SEC Defensive Player of the Year Award.

He’s an extremely physical player who is great at stopping the run. He’s not only smart and instinctive, but he also is known to hustle and get dirty just to make a play. He’s the best inside linebacker in the draft.

His biggest weakness in the NFL will be man coverage versus the faster players in the league since he does not have great speed (4.72 time on 40-yard dash). There are also some concerns that due to his physical style of play that his body could wear down quicker than other players who don’t play as rugged of a style.

At Alabama, Ragland was used to playing MLB in a 4-3 defense. The Bills plan to use a 3-4 scheme more often next season so if he is selected by Buffalo he would need to adapt to the new scheme. However, it should not be that big of an issue because he has ideal size for an inside linebacker in a 3-4 scheme in the NFL.

He is projected by many to go in the top 25 and the Buffalo Bills would be wise to give him a long look if he is still available when they select at #19.


20. New York Jets – Leonard Floyd – LB – Georgia

21. Washington Redskins – A’Shawn Robinson – DT – Alabama

22. Houston Texans – Noah Spence – DE – Eastern Kentucky

23. Minnesota Vikings – Jason Spriggs – OT – Indiana

24. Cincinnati Bengals – Josh Doctson – WR – TCU

25. Pittsburgh Steelers – Mackensie Alexander – CB – Clemson

26. Seattle Seahawks – Jarran Reed – DT – Alabama

27. Green Bay Packers – Robert Nkemdiche – DT – Mississippi

28. Kansas City Chiefs – Andrew Billings – DT – Baylor

29. Arizona Cardinals – Vonn Bell – S – Ohio State

30. Carolina Panthers – Emmanuel Ogbah – DE – Oklahoma State

31. Denver Broncos – Jaylon Smith – LB – Notre Dame

 

To check out our original Buffalo Bills first round mock draft please click here.