Buffalo Bills: Complete first-round 2019 NFL mock draft 2.0

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Trade Details: Washington receives No. 9, Buffalo receives No. 15, No. 46, 2020 third-round pick

Despite trading for Case Keenum, Washington needs to find an answer at quarterback. Jumping up ahead of Denver and Miami is a big move for Washington, but they need to do something to make their franchise relevant again.

I believe Lock better fits what Jay Gruden wants to run and will be a first-round pick. Lock has fantastic arm talent and has decent accuracy, but struggles with decision making. With a general lack of talent on the roster, Washington can find a glimmer of hope in a young, new signal caller.

Previous Pick: DK Metcalf (picked at No. 15)

Ole Miss. D.K. Metcalf. 10. player. 45. . Wide Receiver

If Elway is all in Joe Flacco, he may bypass a quarterback here. The pressure has to be put on him soon because the Broncos have squandered their Super Bowl window with some poor draft classes and free-agent signings.

Metcalf can be seen as a bit of a luxury pick but I feel pairing him Sutton and Sanders would be the right move. Moving Sanders back in the slot should be a priority to boost a stale offensive attack. Metcalf and Sutton outside would create more running lanes for Phillip Lindsay and help Flacco extend his career.

Previous Pick: Dwayne Haskins

Quarterback. Ohio State. Dwayne Haskins. 11. player. 56.

The Bengals finally let go of Marvin Lewis and need to continue to blow up their franchise. Moving on from Andy Dalton would be the ultimate symbol of that, and as Justin pointed out to me, it makes a lot of sense for the Ohio team to draft the quarterback from Ohio State.

If Cincinnati plans on trying to get anything left out of A.J. Green before he gets too old, adding Haskins might be the move that does just that.

Previous Pick: Devin White

player. 49. . Offensive Line. Alabama. Jonah Williams. 12

The Packers need to provide Aaron Rodgers with some help. Their recent moves in free agency suggest they are going to go offensive heavy in the draft. Filling their defensive needs in free agency will allow them to add some youth to the offensive side of the ball.

Jonah Williams will be a great value at No. 12. Rodgers has been beaten up the past couple seasons and this move should be the first priority on their agenda.

Previous Pick: Montez Sweat

Brian Burns. 13. player. 59. . Edge. Florida State

In this scenario, Miami misses out on the three top quarterbacks in this class. The team very well might trade up after moving Ryan Tannehill to Tennessee, but the Dolphins clearly don’t plan on winning this season.

Burns is one of the best pass rushers in the class and with Tom Brady, Josh Allen and Sam Darnold in the division, Miami needs to add a player that combat those three for years to come.

Previous Pick: Drew Lock

Ed Oliver. 14. player. 44. . Defensive Tackle. Houston

Before the start of the year, Ed Oliver’s name was floated around as a candidate for the first overall selection. He did not wow at the combine as some thought he would, but his game tape proved he is still a major presence along the defensive line. He is my No. 2 player overall on my big board and provides major value at pick No. 14. Much like Derwin James last year, his impact will be sudden and make you wonder why he fell so far.

Previous Pick: Ed Oliver

Iowa. T.J. Hockenson. 15. player. 16. . Tight End

This may in fact be my dream scenario come draft night. With so much talent in this draft, Buffalo can easily afford to move back a few spots, pick up a couple of draft picks, and still select a premier talent.

If the Bills stay at No. 9, they could take Jonah Williams or Ed Oliver and I would be very happy. Williams would further solidify the offensive line and Oliver would step in for Kyle Williams and be a star, but with those two gone, say hello to Josh Allen’s new best friend.

I love what Hockenson could do for the offense. An excellent blocker and receiver, Hockenson could help in both facets of the offense. He would complete the overhaul of the offense and could be the number one receiver on this offense much like Rob Gronkowski was for New England. Hockenson would be a massive addition to the team and could step into a major role in year one.

Previous Pick: Jawaan Taylor (picked at No. 9)

Washington State. Andre Dillard. 16. player. 87. . Offensive Tackle

Although the Panthers signed Matt Paradis and re-signed Daryl Williams, their work shoring up their offensive line shouldn’t stop there.

Dillard is shooting up draft boards and should find himself picked in the 10-24 range. He performed well at the combine, so his times and interviews may land him in Carolina. Cam Newton and Christian McCaffrey need to be protected to ensure a winning season is possible.

Previous Pick: Andre Dillard