A recent Bleacher Report article selected one top prospect who may be at the top of the draft board for the Buffalo Bills in 2019.
The mock drafts are beginning to come out at lightning speed and that means Buffalo Bills fans may hear about the team drafting countless players with that No. 9 overall pick.
That makes sense given the holes on the roster. Fans still have to guess what position will be the main focus.
A recent article by Bleacher Report’s Brent Sobleski went through every NFL team to pick one prospect that each team needs to select in April’s draft.
His choice for the Bills was Greg Little, offensive tackle out of Ole Miss.
Here is some of what Sobleski had to say about the pick:
"Ole Miss’ Greg Little is a former elite recruit who quietly put together a very good season despite his team’s disappointing performance. The 6’6″, 325-pound tackle has all of the physical tools to excel on the blind side. Or, the Bills can move him to the right side if Dawkins regains his form."
This profile matches that of several other top offensive line prospects in this year’s draft. Specifically that the Bills could take a college tackle and put him anywhere along the line.
The offensive line is going to see new faces in 2019 and it is possible that no starter from 2018 lines up at the same position to open 2019. Having a new offensive line coach in town means the whole unit is in need of an overhaul.
Drafting a top offensive lineman is the safest move for the Bills at No. 9 overall. The only way the team may choose to go after another position, like wide receiver, is if several proven linemen are added in free agency.
Yet even if that does happen, Brandon Beane may want to grab another young player on a more team-friendly deal in that No. 9 slot.
Little is one name to keep in mind heading toward April. But he is far from the only lineman who could be taken by the Bills.