Buffalo Bills: Improving the line in the latest MMQB mock draft

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The latest 2019 NFL mock draft from the MMQB sees the Buffalo Bills seeking to land a franchise player along the offensive line.

Buffalo Bills fans are seeing some great things in 2018 from a former member of the Alabama Crimson Tide.

Robert Foster has become a weapon on offense and has formed quite the rookie connection with Josh Allen in the latter half of the season.

Kalyn Kahler of the MMQB recently went through and put out an updated mock draft for the 2019 NFL Draft. The pick for the Bills comes from Foster’s alma mater.

Kahler has the Bills selecting No. 10 overall and taking Jonah Williams, offensive lineman out of Alabama.

From the article:

"The Bills have their franchise quarterback in Josh Allen, and now they need to protect him. Williams might not be a left tackle prospect, but he could be a star at right tackle or guard."

Sometimes teams will take a lineman and force him into a role. As Kahler explains, the Bills could draft Williams and find the best position for him along the line.

Dion Dawkins is currently slotted in at left tackle, but I wouldn’t consider him entirely irreplaceable. That goes for the entire offensive line. The team is at a point where young talent will be the focus and if someone like Williams comes in and dominates, he will be put wherever he can help the team the most.

Most mock drafts I have seen so far this year have the Bills taking an offensive lineman. And that makes perfect sense. The team needs upgrades at several positions, but it will be important to build a dominant line to protect Allen.

It is easy to get caught up and say the team should take the top wide receiver available. But look at what Allen is doing with the guys around him now. If the blocking improves, it won’t take a star receiver prospect to turn things around.

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Focusing on the line is a key part of any rebuilding process and it would be a wise move for the Bills in the 2019 draft.