Buffalo Bills seek to protect Josh Allen in latest FanSided 2019 mock draft
The Buffalo Bills have been improving on offense as of late, but one position group stands out as one that could use an upgrade via the 2019 NFL Draft.
Buffalo Bills fans have seen a whole different team the past two weeks.
First it was Matt Barkley lighting it up against the New York Jets. Then Josh Allen helped lead the team to a victory with both his arm and his legs.
The quarterback play has elevated the entire offense, but it is still clear that the offensive line could use some reinforcements next season. That was clear earlier this year after the retirements of Eric Wood and Richie Incognito, and remains true now.
The most recent 2019 NFL mock draft from FanSided, written by Brad Weiss, has the Bills improving the offensive line by taking a player we have seen connected to the Bills in previous mock drafts. That is Greg Little, offensive tackle out of Ole Miss.
Here is what Weiss had to say about Little:
"The left tackle spot has been a weakness since the team traded away Cordy Glenn, so bringing in Little early in the first round makes sense. Allen has to be treated like the team’s best asset, because as we have seen in Indianapolis with Andrew Luck, putting good players up front makes all the difference."
It is clear that the Bills should try to take a lineman high up in the draft. The problem is that they may be out of reach of the top prospects if they keep winning. However, taking a top prospect doesn’t always mean the player will be a star. So it is up to Brandon Beane and his scouting department to find the true top prospects, and someone who can be taken at any point in the first round.
Right now the players are focused on winning, and no one can argue with that. Beane showed that even if the team doesn’t have a high pick, he can maneuver his way up to get a player that he feels with change the team in a positive way.
Drafting a lineman is not always the most exciting pick, but it is one that can secure a key spot on offense for years to come. And with a young quarterback under center, establishing a bond early is never a bad idea.