Buffalo Bills: Back to the defense in latest FanSided 2019 mock draft

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The Buffalo Bills may miss out on some top offensive line prospects by selecting at No. 9 overall. That means the defense could be improved at that spot.

I can’t believe we have to wait until September for the next meaningful Buffalo Bills game.

In the meantime, we have the 2019 NFL Draft to look forward to and that means it is time to look at the latest mock draft from FanSided.

Brad Weiss has remained consistent when it comes to the Buffalo Bills, and his latest mock draft sees the team improving a line. This time, it is on the defensive line as he has the team taking Ed Oliver.

The defensive tackle had an odd season at Houston that involved him missing several games and getting into a fight with his coach over a jacket.

Yet he still remains a top talent and could fill the void left by Kyle Williams along the defensive front. Here is some of what Weiss had to say about the pick:

"In the first round of the 2019 NFL Draft, Buffalo will be picking in the top-10, and should focus the selection on the other side of the ball. Ed Oliver had a strange final season playing for the Houston Cougars, but he is definitely a first round talent, and would fill an immediate void along a mediocre Bills defensive line."

Owning the No. 9 overall pick means the Bills are getting a top prospect. It will be hard to argue with any decision made unless Brandon Beane reaches on a player in a big way, which won’t happen.

Oliver is a player who could show up and be a star on defense right away.

The thing that needs to be decided is whether it is more valuable to add a dominant defender, or if the offensive line must be the top focus at No. 9 overall. Talent can be found later in the draft, but the Bills also don’t want to wait too long and take an average lineman when the team needs a franchise player.

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The mock drafts will keep on coming and the bright spot is that we don’t have to talk about the quarterback position this year.