The latest 2019 NFL mock draft from NFL Spin Zone sees the Buffalo Bills taking a top offensive player at a skill position.
Many of the mock drafts we have looked at recently have had the Buffalo Bills selecting a top offensive lineman.
That makes sense when looking at the current makeup of the line and the fact the team already took the franchise quarterback, so time to start getting franchise linemen.
But the latest mock draft from NFL Spin Zone, written by Cody Williams, has the Bills going in a different direction.
In his mock draft the Bills are picking at No. 7 overall and take D.K. Metcalf, wide receiver from Ole Miss.
From the article:
"D.K. Metcalf is the top wide receiver in this class. While he needs to progress as a route-runner due to a limited offense at Ole Miss, the wideout checks every physical box you could ask for from a prototypical No. 1 receiver in the NFL with size, speed and hands. He could be a star and truly help Allen and the Bills offense take a leap forward."
It is hard to argue with the team taking a top wide receiver early in the 2019 draft. It is a top position of need, perhaps even more than any position along the offensive line.
It all comes down to Brandon Beane’s philosophy when it comes to building the team. Some general managers view wide receiver as an interchangeable position, and one where value can be found by plugging guys in throughout the year, such as what has happened with Robert Foster and Isaiah McKenzie.
Neither are stars on the offense, but they do enough to give Josh Allen legitimate targets.
It is easier for a team to succeed with a great quarterback. He can elevate the play of the skill players around him. But for the quarterback to have time to do that, he needs great talent along the offensive line. Without it, he will be on the run before the receivers have time to complete their routes.
All options will be on the table with another high pick, and it will fascinate me to see how it plays out.