Buffalo Bills 7-round mock draft: Adding weapons for Josh Allen
By Randy Gurzi
Round 6, Pick 1: Jacob Breeland, TE, Oregon
via Cleveland Browns (Wyatt Teller trade)
Buffalo’s second pick acquired in the Wyatt Teller trade comes here in the sixth round. With that selection, the Bills add a young tight end from Oregon. Jacob Breeland is out for the remainder of the season due to a knee injury but he was really coming on before getting hurt. In six games, he already had career highs in receptions (26), yards (405), and touchdowns (6). He joins a crowded tight end group but has a shot at making the roster which would give Josh Allen one more weapon to aid in his development.
Round 6, Pick 2: Justin Strnad, LB, Wake Forest
Another player that’s currently injured, Justin Strnad recently had surgery to repair a torn biceps tendon. It ended his senior season after just seven games and kept him from recording back-to-back 100-tackle seasons.
For his career, Strnad has 244 tackles, eight sacks, three forced fumbles, and four interceptions. He has a nose for the ball which will help him stand out as a special teams player but could become a valuable backup linebacker as well.
Round 6, Pick 3: Yasir Durant, IOL, Missouri
via New England (Russell Bodine trade)
Buffalo sent Russell Bodine to the New England Patriots, but he never made their roster. The Bills still get the pick and they use that to add some depth on the interior of their offensive line. Yasir Durant from Missouri.
A monster of a player at 6-foot-7 and 330-pounds, Dasir excels at pulling around to block in the run game. He needs to clean things up as a pass blocker and has a smaller wingspan than desired.
Teams that put too much stock in measurables will pass on him but the Bills take a flier late.