The Buffalo Bills may be wise not to move down in the 2019 NFL Draft and instead take a top offensive lineman with the selection.
The Buffalo Bills have the benefit of not needing to draft a quarterback in 2019.
That means other teams desperate for a new quarterback could come asking for the Bills’ No. 9 overall pick in the 2019 NFL Draft. While such a trade could give the Bills even more picks, the team may just want to take a top talent and not worry about getting even more draft capital.
The latest mock draft from FanSided sees the Bills upgrade the offensive line with that No. 9 overall pick. The mock has the team taking Florida’s Jawaan Taylor.
Here is some of what was said about the pick:
"When it comes to this draft class, there are some offensive tackles that should hear their name called in the top-15, and Jawaan Taylor from the University of Florida is one of them. While this may be a pretty high spot for the big fella, he has everything that you look for in a franchise left tackle, and the Bills need to protect their number one asset moving forward."
Taylor is a 6-foot-5 offensive lineman who could line up at tackle, or even guard for the Bills. With the team essentially rebuilding the whole line, the key is to get talent and see where it fits.
Some fans are set on Dion Dawkins at left tackle, but drafting someone like Taylor could lead to the rookie getting the starting role at left tackle. Or he could start at right tackle and eventually land on the left side.
The beauty of this offseason is that no single lineman brought to Buffalo will be forced to fit in one role. Everyone can compete and the best individuals for each spot will emerge throughout the summer.
This is not an ideal situation to be in, although it does allow Brandon Beane to bring in immense amounts of talent and see what the best fit is for those who stand out.
Taking at lineman at No. 9 overall means the Bills pass on adding a number one receiver. Do you like this move?