Buffalo Bills fans get to see Kyle Williams play in his final NFL game this Sunday. Next up is the task of replacing him on the defensive line.
The Buffalo Bills brought in Harrison Phillips in last year’s draft seemingly as a future replacement for Kyle Williams.
The Bills have a chance to add even more talent to that line with the No. 9 overall pick in the 2019 NFL Draft.
FanSided’s Brad Weiss recently dropped his latest mock draft and has the Bills taking Houston’s Ed Oliver with that No. 9 pick.
Here is some of what Weiss had to say:
"In Buffalo, Oliver would be an instant starter and a guy who could really cause some havoc in the AFC East. The division has been owned by the New England Patriots for so long, but the Bills have proven they can win, making it to the playoffs two years ago, and seem to have some pieces in place to build upon moving forward."
Oliver has popped up in several mock drafts we have looked at during the past month. This makes sense as he is one of the top prospects in the entire draft.
The only main concern with him was the fact he got into a bit of a scuffle with his coach during a game this season. All over a jacket. Yet one can argue that his coach, Major Applewhite, was acting out of line and created a situation out of nothing.
That situation shouldn’t concern teams and if it does, NFL teams are known to go to insane lengths to profile these players. Any team interested in Oliver is going to know if his character truly is an issue.
We all know the Bills are big on culture so if the team likes what they find out about him, Oliver could easily wind up in Buffalo in April. Given another team doesn’t snatch him up even earlier.
If he is indeed off the board the Bills could consider taking an offensive linemen, as there are several top prospects who should still be available at that No. 9 overall pick.