The Buffalo Bills select one of the top quarterbacks available in the latest FanSided NFL mock draft as mock draft season winds down.
The 2018 NFL Draft is nearly here but it remains mock draft season for just a few more days.
Buffalo Bills fans are preparing for some big trades, but even if none go down the team still has two picks in the first round. As long as they grab a top quarterback, Brandon Beane’s plans won’t be questioned. If they don’t, well, it will be business as usual in Buffalo.
FanSided’s latest mock draft, written by Brad Weiss, sees the Bills getting a top quarterback with the No. 12 overall pick. As a note, this mock doesn’t feature trades.
Weiss has the Bills taking Baker Mayfield with that No. 12 pick and the young man comes to Buffalo as the savior of the franchise. No pressure.
From the article:
"Currently, the Bills have A.J. McCarron penciled in as the starter, and they do have Nathan Peterman on the roster. Neither of those two will likely warm the hearts of the fans in Buffalo, who have been looking for their next franchise quarterback since Jim Kelly. Mayfield has overcome a lot of odds during his college days, going from being a walk-on, to winning the Heisman Trophy last year."
Whether a player like Mayfield slides to No. 12 remains to be seen, but he could even be an option if the team trades up. Beane will be monitoring the situation and finding out the best place to move, hopefully with the ultimate goal of investing in someone like Mayfield.
Enter the names of Sam Darnold, Josh Rosen and even Josh Allen into the equation. Regardless, the Bills need to do something to address the position.
This mock draft continues for the Bills at pick No. 22, where Weiss has the Bills selecting Connor Williams, offensive tackle out of Texas.
From the article:
"Of all the offensive tackles in the 2018 NFL Draft class, few are more exciting than Connor Williams from Texas. During his time with the Longhorns, Williams quickly established himself as one of the better left tackles in all of college football. While I do believe Mike McGlinchey is the best prospect of the bunch, Williams is certain to hear his name called in the first round next Thursday."
Williams can help to rebuild the offensive line that has been hit hard by trades and surprise retirements this offseason. He can also be paired with Mayfield and the two can work and learn together for many years to come. A personal protector of sorts for a young quarterback.
What do you think of this haul in the first round? It may not be possible if a trade goes down, but the quarterback part should hold true.