Offensive tackle – Oregon
Drafted No. 153 overall (Round 5 / Pick 16) by the Detroit Lions
Crosby went one pick before the Bills selected Siran Neal in the fifth round, so they very well may have taken Crosby if he was there, but he is one player the team could have used immediately.
Buffalo still has multiple questions along the offensive line. The only certainty from last season is that Dion Dawkins will be protecting the blindside of whomever the Bills signal caller is this season. Otherwise, the other four positions are up in the air.
Crosby would have come in immediately and competed for the starting right tackle position. Jordan Mills has been average at best in his time in Buffalo while newly signed Marshall Newhouse has had an up and down career. At 6-foot-5 and 305 pounds, Crosby is not massive by any means but still has size and agility to play at the next level.
He has experience at right and left tackle and could even slide into guard in the pros. His size, mobility, and impressive run blocking skills make him a good fit at guard, but he would be an immediate option at tackle.
In Detroit, Crosby could be a starter this year or next. The Lions have put a lot of time and effort in building an offensive line that compete at the run and pass levels, with adding players like Frank Ragnow and Crosby helping set them up for the future.
I really like what Crosby could have brought to the offensive line. Drafting Wyatt Teller may make up for missing out on Crosby, but adding both would have been even better. Putting the two with Dawkins and young players like John Miller and veteran Ryan Groy could have been a recipe for success in the trenches.